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 was the first member of my family to come to the United States. I was told by friends who had come before me that I could get help with applying for a green card and getting papers for my family to join me at SJCC. I was worried at first because most agencies that provide this service charge for it. I was happy to find out that not only did SJCC help free of charge they also helped me apply for a fee waiver so I would not need to pay the fees for the applications. With the help of SJCC I was able to get my green card and later finalized my citizenship documents. My wife and children soon joined me as well. Today my children are all in college and graduate school and have been able to thrive because of the support we got from SJCC.

D.K.