Today is the first day of Passover, a sacred holiday celebrated by one of the many communities we serve daily – the Jewish community. Unfortunately, thousands of our Jewish neighbors will have difficulty practicing their faith simply because they can’t afford food. Over the past 20 years, Jewish poverty has grown much faster than the Jewish community as a whole. According to a recent study, nearly half of all Jewish people living in New York City (507,000) are considered poor or near-poor.
Food Bank For New York City is helping the Jewish community by providing resources such as specialized meals to neighborhoods where hunger is most concentrated. Thanks to our supporters, Food Bank is able to work with more than 1,000 soup kitchens, food pantries, senior centers and other charities citywide to source nutrient-dense Kosher and Halal foods to meet our diverse communities’ dietary needs.
Last year alone, Food Bank provided food for 5.1 million kosher meals through the 58 kosher food agencies in our network. This is an accomplishment but our work is not complete. Please help Food Bank continue to provide food to diverse communities by giving a gift today.