Jewish group ramps up food distribution to help those in need for high holidays

As people of the Jewish faith prepare for the high holidays, a Jewish organization is working double-time to put food on the tables of those in need.

News 12 Staff

Sep 12, 2020, 12:06 AM

Updated 1,349 days ago

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As people of the Jewish faith prepare for the high holidays, a Jewish organization is working double-time to put food on the tables of those in need.
David Greenfield is the CEO of the Met Council on Jewish Poverty. One of the many ways the group supports communities is through food distribution, which it says has doubled between 2019 and 2020. It distributed nearly 8 million pounds of food by August of this year. 
"Remember at the beginning of COVID, the supermarkets literally ran out of food? And now the issue is not that supermarkets have run out of food, it's that people in New York have run out of money,” said Greenfield. 
With the help of nearly 50 people, they were able to put together 1,200 packages they say will go to about 600 households. 
Friday’s distribution is just one of 101 the organization is holding leading up to the high holidays. 
Distributions will continue around the city next week so families can celebrate the Jewish new year.


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