Pe­sach food parcels

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMUNITY LIFE -

OVER 450 parcels of Pe­sach es­sen­tials will be dis­trib­uted to el­derly and iso­lated mem­bers of the com­mu­nity through a joint ini­tia­tive be­tween the United Syn­a­gogue and the Lon­don School of Jewish Stud­ies.

Project Ch­esed parcels in­clude matzah, wine, tea, cof­fee, cheese and cold meats. They will be dis­patched across 24 US com­mu­ni­ties, with the great­est de­mand from Hack­ney and East Lon­don Syn­a­gogue.

Rakusen’s, Osem, Blooms and Snowcrest are among food firms sup­port­ing the ven­ture, which has also re­ceived back­ing from the Ben­jamin An­gel Foun­da­tion and a private donor.

As part of the scheme, 12 US com­mu­ni­ties have ar­ranged col­lec­tion of chametz for dis­tri­bu­tion to home­less shel­ters.

A card has been sent to US mem­bers ad­vis­ing how they can make a dif­fer­ence at Pe­sach.

Project di­rec­tor Candice Woolf­son has been “over­whelmed by the level of sup­port we have re­ceived from vol­un­teers who have pack­aged all the goods, and the kosher food sup­pli­ers who have of­fered items free of charge. So many mem­bers of our com­mu­nity who would oth­er­wise have been with­out Pe­sach food this year will ben­e­fit.”

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