(PRESS RELEASE)_West Palm Beach, September 12, 2023: In advance of the Jewish Holy Days, Ferd & Gladys Alpert Jewish Family Service (Alpert JFS) assembled and delivered Rosh Hashanah baskets – filled with gefilte fish, matzah ball soup, honey, honey cake, cans of carrots, green beans, sweet potatoes, and a holiday greeting card – to 200 local households in need. Recipients of the food baskets included: Alpert JFS Kosher food pantry clients, counseling clients, homebound seniors, single parent families, families who recently lost a job, households that have trouble making ends meet, ALICE households (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed), households with three generations, clients experiencing health complications, etc.
“We are grateful to the community for supporting this program through donations collected through food drives. We are also grateful to the many Alpert Jewish Family Service staff and volunteers who deliver the baskets to our clients. Coordinating over 200 deliveries throughout the county means we have to rely on a dedicated team of volunteers,” said Belinda Lasky, Director of Volunteer Leadership and Food Insecurity, Alpert Jewish Family Service.
The baskets were assembled by Alpert JFS volunteers and residents of the Levine Jewish Residential & Family Service, which provides care for adults with disabilities. Learn more about the Alpert JFS food insecurity program or find out how you can get or give help here https://www.alpertjfs.org/food-insecurity/.
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