Hunger happens to everyone, and the children of Camp Shalom visited the Kosher Food Pantry at JFS to learn about hunger impacting folks right here in West Hartford, and shopped at the nearby Crown Market for donations.
“We are happy to once again host the Hunger Awareness Program,” said Patti Weiner, representing the JFS Anja Rosenberg Kosher Food Pantry.
Members of the Jerusalem Unit of the Mandel JCC Camp Shalom had a fun and educational tour of the food pantry. As part of the program, 36 campers played a hunger-focused game of Pictionary to reinforce the reality that hunger doesn’t discriminate. The campers shopped at The Crown Market and donated food items to help food insecure members of our community.
According to Mike Berg of Camp Shalom, “All the campers at Camp Shalom had such an amazing time learning about our community needs, the Kosher Food Pantry, and what to look for in buying kosher products. With the generosity from Camp Shalom and our parents, we were able to buy approximately $500 worth of much needed food for the Pantry. This joint community service project with JFS has proven to be a worthwhile endeavor over the last few years, and we look forward to doing this again next year, and in the years to come!”
JFS focuses on three core areas: Counseling, Education, and Community Support, and utilizes a variety of counseling treatment approaches and can help clients address a wide range of issues. Visit www.jfshartford.org to learn more about Jewish Family Services.