This year, the donation and distribution were a team effort. The Young Adult Division (YAD) and Women’s Philanthropy Division of the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati helped prepare bags for Rosh
Hashanah and Sukkot. Jonathan said YAD donated apples and honey, while Women’s Philanthropy donated challah. “Our pantry isn’t just about giving people the necessities; we want them to be able to
observe the holidays in a way that is meaningful to their family. And that’s why all of this community effort, led by Pam, is so important.”
Normally the bags would have been handed out to clients while they came in to shop the food pantry. However, this year, because of COVID-19, the bags were either delivered to clients’ homes, or
picked up outside Jewish Family Service Heldman Family Food Pantry during a scheduled time.
Each and every year, Jewish Family Service Barbash Family Vital Support Center provides members of the Cincinnati Jewish community with the help and support they need. In so doing, they partner
with community members, like Pam, to ensure that families in Jewish Cincinnati have their essential needs met during the holidays and throughout the year.