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 breadwinner for my family. I was a truck driver but for a long time I experienced severe pain in my leg. The pain turned out to be cancer and I was not able to return to my job. We soon fell behind on our rent and started getting threatening eviction notices. I had heard about SJCC from a friend and stopped in to see if there was anything they could do to help my family. I was connected with an attorney who helped me in court and stay our eviction. I the worked with my case manager to apply for emergency financial assistance to help pay the rent arrears. We also were able to get food assistance through the food pantry. Without SJCC we would not have been able to get through this challenging time in our lives.