Recipients of this year’s drive include:
Family Table is a service of Jewish Family and Children’s Services. The mission of Family Table is to end hunger in the Greater Boston Jewish community while serving people who need our 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. Family Table is the largest kosher food pantry in New England. Family Table provides healthy food on a monthly and emergency basis to individuals and families in need. Currently, Family Table is helping more than 400 families each month with groceries and connections to other services, across more than 100 towns across the Greater Boston area.
Place to Turn Natick
A Place To Turn is committed to providing emergency food and clothing to our neighbors in the Metrowest community. We will serve those in need in an atmosphere of caring and mutual respect. A Place To Turn was established in 1979. The founders were among the first to recognize that economic hardship exists in the suburbs and is not exclusively an urban problem. The food pantry began as a fledgling entity in the basement of a private home, and since 1981 has been at its present location at Hartford Street Presbyterian Church in Natick.
Sudbury Food Pantry
The Sudbury Community Food Pantry was started in March of 1990. It is presently staffed by a group of 85 dedicated volunteers, and assists approximately 60 to 80 families each week. Our Lady of Fatima Church provides the space needed to shelve and distribute the food. Food Pantry clients receive food without prerequisites, such as needs tests or letters of referral. The sole purpose is to help any family, or individual in need, and no one has ever been turned away from the Food Pantry. The Food Pantry is a 100% volunteer organization. 45% of the food we distribute is donated by the elementary school children, civic and religious organizations.
Voices Against Violence
Voices’ mission is to end sexual and domestic violence. Voices staff members work to empower victims and survivors to help themselves and their children. Program Advocates work in partnership with individuals and families to ensure their safety, create stable home environments, gain independence, and to develop personal and economic self-sufficiency. Voices is also a social change organization, working toward the elimination of violence on a societal level through community education, primary prevention and increased public awareness and action. Voices also works in close collaboration with public safety and criminal justice professionals throughout the region.
Beth El Sanctuary Project
Contribute to Beth El to support our Sanctuary activities. Beth El will use the contributions to provide food and living needs assistance to and advocacy for vulnerable immigrants in our community. Please make checks out to Congregation Beth El, and put Sanctuary Project in the memo line.