food distribution center (Mercaz Mazon)
The Jaffa Institute's Food Distribution Center targets hunger and malnutrition in the home by providing 15,500 food packages a year.
The Center provides bi-monthly food packages containing staple goods for impoverished families, elderly individuals, including Holocaust survivors, and special distributions of food packages for the Holidays.
The Center tailors food packages to meet the recipients' unique needs and includes the following:
Flour, oil, canned vegetables, pasta, and tuna
During the High Holidays the Center increases distribution to serve approvimately eigh times the number of recipents as during the rest of the year.
Holiday packages contain items such as: Matzah for passover, apples and honey for Rosh Hashannah and more Holiday staples
Seasonal items: blankets for the winter
Household items: toothpaste, soap (during covid-19 have included face masks and hand sanitizer)
“This food package is my lifeline. I can finally sleep at night, knowing that my children do not have to go to bed hungry, and my son is receiving the proper nutrients for his critical cognitive and physical development. I am indebted to the Food Distribution Center.”