Need increases for Passover food boxes

Every Jewish community is obligated to ensure that everyone has the food they need to celebrate a joyous Passover, and Portland’s 20th annual Passover4All campaign will again ensure that area families can truly celebrate Passover.
This year the program is expected to deliver 150 boxes to families identified by Jewish Family & Child Service who need assistance to celebrate Passover. Due to the COVID-19 crisis this is an increase from lthe 125 boxes delivered last year.
Boxes include potatoes, matzah, apples, soup mix, gefilte fish, wine, frozen kosher chicken, sweets and horseradish.
Deliveries go to people of insufficient means, people who can’t get out to shop, new immigrants, and anyone who needs some extra help. 
“We are limiting the number of volunteers this year so we can apply the need for social distancing,” says Jon Perrin, who is helping organize the effort. “If people have participated before, and would like to be considered for a volunteer slot, they can contact me. Participation will be by invitation only this year. Packing and delivery pick up will take place April 5 at the Portland Kollel and Congregation Ahavat Achim.”
For more information or to request a volunteer slot, contact Jon Perrin at 503-997-0806
or,  or Michael Rosenberg at


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