Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Sharing our mission

Our Jewish friends and neighbors are preparing for the High Holy Days which begin with the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, on the evening of October 2. According to Jewish tradition, in the month leading up to the holiday, Jews begin a process of self-examination and repentance.

Amid, this reflection upon past behavior is the practice of repairing the world. Our friends at Temple Beth Hillel in South Windsor reached out to Foodshare as their vehicle to improve the lives of people struggling with hunger in Greater Hartford.

On Sunday, September 25, a grade class from their Religious School, along with several adult members, participated in Foodshare’s interactive Hunger 101 program. The program helps to educate young and old alike on the problem of food insecurity--not knowing where your next meal will come from.

Concerns over food insecurity have existed thoughtout history. Yet, the folks at Temple Beth Hillel, are fighting hunger in the here and now for South Windsor residents, by hosting a “free”zer – a freezer in the Temple’s social hall that offers a place for anyone to leave a meal for a family in need no questions asked. Additionally, they host a charity bank, tzedakah box, which is a replica of a famous synagogue in Poland, where anyone can donate to Foodshare. This helps Foodshare provide people in Greater Hartford with fresh and nutritious produce, dairy and proteins.

Nourish, Inspire & Advocate–Temple Beth Hillel in South Windsor is helping Foodshare achieve all three prongs of our mission to solve hunger, thank you!

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