April 01, 2019

Passover Food Distribution

The Leader Family Food Pantry at SJCC is excited to again this year host a large Passover food distribution. Since the introduction of the virtual pantry system to the pantry we have been able to reach clients who prior to now were not access the help they needed. Now with more clients and more of a focus on individualized needs we will host five distributions through the month of April.

Clients are able to chose the food that they are most in need of via iPads at the pantry or remotely via our online portal. A typical family of four will receive matzah, matzah ball mix, tuna, gefilte fish, grape juice, canned mushrooms, canned tomato sauce, oil, ketchup, mayonnaise, chicken, onions, potatoes and eggs.

The Leader Family Food Pantry at SJCC distributes food to clients monthly all year round. If you know of anyone in need of assistance with food insecurity and needs help from the food pantry and/ or obtaining SNAP benefits please reach out to our food pantry staff at 718-743-0575 Ext 7506

I arrived in the United States in 1998. I came to SJCC because I was told they would be able to help me settle in the United States. My case worker noticed that I did not have a lot going on and did not have many friends or family in the United States. I was asked if I wanted to volunteer in the food pantry. That was the beginning of my 20 year journey as a volunteer at SJCC. Today I sit at the front desk at SJCC every day as a receptionist. This gives me the opportunity to be around interesting people and make friends. I am grateful to SJCC for the opportunities it has given me as a client and a volunteer.

L.G.