The rise of food costs due to recent inflation has caused many more households to become food insecure. We know that not all Jewish families live in or near Providence where JCS’ Ful Plate Kosher Food Pantry is located, so we have decided to take our pantry on the road to help those across the state who are struggling more than ever to afford healthy food for their families.
This new initiative, Pantry Pop-Up, will allow us to take our pantry products, including fresh produce, Kosher meats, non-perishables, and common household items (laundry detergent, dish soap, toilet paper, etc.), and more, to various locations throughout Rhode Island. We aim to create a warm, welcoming environment filled with support so that we can lift people’s moods as we fill their grocery bags. Please help us to spread the word as we aim to increase food security for those who may not have needed assistance before, but do now.
Temple Shalom (223 Valley Rd, Middletown, RI 02842)
Wednesday, August 24th, 2022 from 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Jonnycake Center (23 Industrial Drive, Westerly, RI 02981)
Tuesday, July 18th, 2022 from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday, August 23, 2022, from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Temple Sinai (30 Hagen Ave, Cranston, RI 0290)
Tuesday, July 26, 2022, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Wednesday, August 31, 2022, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
We want to bring food to your community. If your synagogue is interested in being a host site for our Pantry Pop-Up, please connect with Carol Wild at 401.331.1244 or Cwild@jfsri.org. If your synagogue does not have a conducive parking lot to be a host site, but you have congregants who would be interested in attending at another site, please let us know that, too. Your congregants do not need to keep kosher to participate.
We are also looking for volunteers to join our team and help with Pantry Pop-Ups – if you are interested, please reach out to volunteer coordinator, Dori Adler at Dori@jfsri.org
The Full Plate Kosher Food Pantry is a program of JCS
The Pantry Pop-ups are generously supported by Grace K. and Wesley S. Alpert Charitable Foundation