Do Your Thanksgiving With an Eye toward helping

I can’t believe it-Thanksgiving is just a few days a way. In a little over a week, Americans will be asked to gather with family and friends and eat their way to gratitude. This year in light of so many who have so few, take some real time to give back.  Food pantries are pushed to their limit. More than ever America is hungry-literally.  The unemployed and underemployed because of the economic havoc in this nation and around the globe really need the boost of help because many cannot afford basic food.

Sova, the Jewish Food Pantry run by Los Angeles’ Jewish Family Service is serving more people than ever. One of their locations is just a few doors from our synagogue, Kol Ami.  The lines grow each and every day of people needing assistance.  In speaking with our volunteers who go twice a month to help stock shelves and process the clients I know that Sova has seen a dramatic increase in the last couple of years of those who need assistance.

And this isn’t just here in Los Angeles. It is in every city.

So as you prepare you Thanksgiving Shopping lists.  Please shop and donate to your nearest food pantry.  The gaps grow between rich and poor.  Between the working and those who can’t find work.

Don’t wait to donate food. Do it now.

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