The need for food assistance among our neighbors has hardly abated even as the economic recovery picks up. Currently 1-in-6 in Los Angeles still cannot afford to put adequate food on the table. That’s double the rate of food insecurity from less than a decade ago. SOVA, the Federation-supported Jewish Family Services food pantry, now has nearly 12,000 people coming in for food every month, and they need our help! Federally subsidized food flowing through food banks to pantries has been reduced, and SOVA counts on the donations we as individuals provide.
During the annual JFS/SOVA High Holiday Food Drive from August 29-September 25, we can all take action. It’s as easy as cleaning out your pantry (check those expiration dates!) or adding a few cans to your shopping cart during your holiday preparations. There will be bins in our lobby at The Federation through September 13. Though you may participate at your synagogue we hope that you will help us meet our goal to collect 500 lbs of food from employees and visitors in our community building.
To join us in the drive, deliver your donations to The Jewish Federation, 6505 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles when you attend an event. You can also bring items to participating synagogues and day schools. For questions or to find a drop-off location near you, call Sara Ebrahim at (818) 988-7682 ext 119. For information on Federation’s building drive contact Flori Schutzer at (323) 761-8132 or FSchutzer@JewishLA.org.
Here’s what SOVA needs most:
CANNED BEANS, MEAT, TUNA
DRY MILK PASTA/NOODLES/RICE
PEANUT BUTTER (in plastic)
SOVA also needs: Kosher foods, tomato sauce, whole grain cereal, canned fruit (in juice), canned soup, 100% juice, canned vegetables, cereal, cooking oil (plastic bottles), deodorant, diapers and wipes, disposable razors, shampoo/conditioner, soap, toothbrushes/toothpaste.
Learn more about JFS}SOVA and the great work that they do.
Thank you for helping us help SOVA in their work to alleviate hunger.