Another Successful Thanksgiving Food Box Campaign
On Sunday, November 20th, more than 100 volunteers came together to assemble and deliver ample Thanksgiving food boxes to 132 low-income households. In all, 606 people were able to enjoy a Thanksgiving feast, complete with turkey, stuffing, and all the traditional trimmings.
As in previous years, this community-wide collaboration involved synagogues, religious schools, and other organizations, each of which collected a specific item to go into each box. The food boxes serve families beyond the Jewish community and we are pleased to have a new partner that supports our efforts:
Bilal Masjid, a Mosque located in Beaverton. For the second year in a row, Safeway Albertsons provided a generous grant that covered the cost of the turkeys.
This year's Thanksgiving campaign was produced in collaboration with Cedar Sinai Park. On behalf of both our organizations, our heartfelt thanks goes to all our partners, including:
B'nai B'rith Camp
Cedar Sinai Park
Congregation Beth Israel
Congregation Shaarie Torah
Mittleman Jewish Community Center
Moishe House Portland
Portland Jewish Academy
And a special thanks to Safeway Albertsons for the heavy-duty turkey boxes and to Lowe's for donating boxes with handles that made our lifting easier this year.
We are also grateful for the invaluable help of our volunteers, many of whom join us year after year. A huge thank you to everyone who contributed to this rousing success!