Over the past 20 years, Jewish poverty has grown much faster than the Jewish community as a whole. According to the Jewish Community Study of New York: 2011 Special Report on Poverty, more than 560,000 Jews in New York City live in nearly 200,000 poor and near-poor Jewish households. Not to mention the high cost of Kosher foods makes it difficult for Jewish families to uphold their traditions with dignity.
Food Bank For New York City is taking steps to meet the increased need across the city’s diverse Jewish Community. By partnering with our network of nearly 40 Kosher agencies, last year Food Bank distributed 11.5 million Kosher meals. During Hurricane Sandy alone, Food Bank delivered 890,000 meals and additional capacity-building funds to Kosher agencies in affected areas.
Join Food Bank For New York City and our efforts to meet the needs of New York City’s Kosher Keeping communities - click here to donate.
For those who need assistance or need to be connected to one of our Kosher agencies, visit Food Bank For New York City’s Food Program Locator.