April 2017 -- Nisan-Iyar 5777,  Volume 23, Issue 4

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At Passover, Leading the Charge to End Hunger

For the first time during Passover, the Food Bank for Westchester is asking residents to show a little extra compassion for those in need this season. As one celebrates the liberation, eating no yeast in commemoration, The Food Bank for Westchester is asking that you also   remember those who are still bound daily by another kind of burden that knows no mercy – hunger. 200,000 of Westchester residents face hunger every day.

 

 The Food Bank for Westchester is working towards creating a hunger free Westchester. According to a recent study conducted by Feeding America, Westchester has a meal gap of over 16 million meals.   The meal gap represents the meals missing from the   homes of families and individuals struggling with food insecurity. Even though the Food Bank distributed over 7 million meals last year, equaling over 8 million pounds of food, they need help to fill the gap and provide food for people in the community that struggle with hunger. The Food Bank is the backbone of food supply for over 300 frontline hunger-relief programs throughout Westchester including food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters.

 

The non- profit organization is asking for the public’s help in creating a hunger-free Westchester by donating on their secure website at www.fb4w.org/Passover2017  ( enter your synagogue’s name where prompted when making your  donation).

If congregations would like to help, contact the Food Bank’s Community Events Coordinator – madeline.sulla@foodbankforwestchester.org with the number of envelopes needed.