Food Insecurity • Affordable Housing • Racial Justice
Reduce food insecurity in our area!
High Holy Day Food Drive
Time is flying by and before you know it the high holidays will be here again. As you prepare your holiday celebrations, we urge you to think about the many people in our community who lack the resources to take care of themselves and their families, and face the harsh realities of poverty and hunger. One out of every four people in St. Louis Park accessed STEP, the St. Louis Park Emergency Program, at some time during the year. That statistic is alarming! However, YOU can help make a difference!
Adath Hesed will again sponsor an annual food drive for those in need. Food donated will be brought to STEP, the St. Louis Park Emergency Fund. STEP provides direct assistance and support services to residents of St. Louis Park targeting households with low incomes and those that face financial crisis. STEP is a food shelf but also offers much more. STEP provides social work services, transportation to medical appointments, emergency housing assistance, back to school supplies, and holiday toys for children. These support services help those in crisis get back on their feet.
Last year, Adath provided over 5000 pounds of food to STEP. That was good, but we can do even better with your help! This year our goal is to provide 6500 pounds! Please bring 2 (or more) bags of food to Adath on the evening (erev) Yom Kippur. STEP especially needs cereal, canned meats/fish, quinoa, spices and condiments, dried beans or lentils, whole wheat pasta, pasta sauce, toilet paper and toothpaste. The food you donate today makes a difference whether those in need eat tomorrow.
Donating food is really important, but financial donations are great too! To donate, send a check to the Adath with Hesed in the memo line. A check for $36 or more puts you into our Hesed Giving Circle and enables Hesed to fight food insecurity. Your contribution provides help to all three food shelves, STEP, ICA and Prism, and supports “Loaves and Fishes” and “Our Savior’s Shelter. Whether you donate financially or bring canned or boxed food, hygiene products, baby food or paper supplies, you will be a Hesed hero for those in need.
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Want to learn more? Contact Joy Sandler, Hesed Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org