Food Justice

Family Table

The mission of Jewish Family & Children’s Services (JFCS) Family Table is to end hunger in the Greater Boston Jewish community while serving people who need assistance regardless of religious affiliation. Family Table fulfills its mission by providing kosher food, creating a caring Jewish connection, and empowering people to make healthy eating a part of their daily lives.

We at Temple Emunah are not able to meet in person (due to the pandemic) and our usual collection of brown rice and whole wheat crackers has been put on hold.  Our usual foods are replaced by directly ordering those foods identified by JFCS as being needed on line and having the items delivered directly to the Waltham offices. We have Michelle Abramson to thank for taking the lead in working with Lisa Katz at JFCS to secure items requested. Of course, it is due to our congregation’s ongoing generosity in donating money to Temple Emunah’s Social Action Committee’s Family Table fund that we have been able to help JFCS deliver a variety of foods to our neighbors throughout the communities served by JFCS. You have been outstanding in helping Temple Emunah do what we do best-help those who need help.

We strongly encourage you to continue to make donations directly to the TE Family Table fund so that we can remain a strong support for JFCS throughout the year.  We are grateful for your contributions and know that despite the fact that this may be a personal stretch during these difficult times, whatever you can give is appreciated.

Please be in touch with Temple Emunah’s Family Table Coordinators for more information: Nancy Lefkowitz, Mark Abramson and Michelle Abramson.

If you wish to pack and deliver food, please contact Lisa Katz at JFCS directly at 781-693-5593 for further information.

Volunteer Virtually by Phone Banking for Food Access

Volunteer with Hunger Free America (HFA) to help connect families to food assistance. Hunger Free America is a nonpartisan, national nonprofit group working to enact the policies and programs needed to end domestic hunger and ensure that all Americans have sufficient access to nutritious food. During the COVID-19 pandemic, countless families have faced unprecedented circumstances that have caused financial strain and limited access to basic amenities like food and shelter. The HFA’s Phone Banking initiative serves to connect families with information and resources to support them during these times.

If you’re interested in registering for HFA’s regular weekly Phone Banking programming, you can register here.

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