Food insecurity panel to be held at Temple Beth Israel

In Nassau County alone, more than 73,000 elderly and adults and 36,000 children suffer from food insecurity which is a lack of adequate financial resources for food in their home.

Too many in the community wake each day, not knowing if they will have enough food for themselves and their family. Many organizations are involved in helping these people. But they need help and support.

On April 2, at 7:30 p.m., Temple Beth Israel will present a forum on “The Challenge of Food Insecurity in Our Community” that for the first time will bring together different groups focused on this issue. They will discuss what is and isn’t working and how the community can get more involved.

The panel will consist of representatives from Island Harvest, Sid Jacobson JCC, St. Peter of Alcantara, and Our Lady of Fatima, who are already implementing local food security programs. Attendees are asked to bring one of the following items for donations to local food pantries: rice, canola or vegetable oil, tuna, peanut oil, or pasta. Food for cats or dogs is also appreciated.

Temple Beth Israel is located at One Temple Dr. in Port Washington. For more information or questions, please contact the Temple Office at (516) 767-1708 or email [email protected]

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