10.06.2011

"Fast to Feed"

Pondering the Yom Kippur dinner menu, I am already looking forward to breaking a fast that has not yet started. Those of us that observe this holiday with a fast, to focus on the year past and the year ahead, know it's much more then getting together at the dinner table as soon as the sun is out of sight. But, there is no better way to close out the day then with those most important to you, sharing food from a menu that has become a tradition of its own.
With the choice to fast being my own, it's difficult to consider what if it were not. Sarah from Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP) reached out to me about the "Fast to Feed" fund raiser; which is focused on helping to fight hunger in the Greater Boston area. They are asking everyone to consider donating the money you would have spent on a day's worth of food to help feed those that struggle to feed themselves, regardless if you observe Yom Kippur.

Some facts from CJP:
  • "1 in 10 families in Massachusetts can’t afford sufficient food. 
  • Family Table, a program of Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JF&CS), saw a 20% increase in demand for services during the last year. 
  • The Lucy & Joe Food Pantry, a program of Jewish Family Service of Metrowest (JFS), saw a 50% increase in demand for services during the last year.
  • 100% of all donations to CJP’s “Fast to Feed” Initiative will directly support Family Table and Lucy & Joe’s Food Pantry."
For more information on the fund raiser please visit: http://www.cjp.org/page.aspx?id=245692
To donate to go: http://www.cjp.org/feed

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