Every year before the High Holidays, volunteers from South Florida Jewish organizations visit homebound seniors to not only distribute food and/or greeting cards, but also spend time with them.
Although the COVID-19 pandemic has prevented quality time and meaningful conversations between volunteers and seniors this year, the organizations are still having their distributions with drop-offs.
Jewish Community Services of South Florida presents its annual Milk & Honey food distribution for homebound seniors throughout Miami-Dade County on Sept. 13. Volunteers can drive by the pickoff locations at the Michael-Ann Russell Jewish Community Center in North Miami Beach or the Alper JCC in Miami and travel to the seniors’ homes to make contactless front door deliveries.
“During these challenging times, JCS’ Milk & Honey event is a unique opportunity to show our collective commitment to creating healthy communities by delivering nutritionally balanced meals to homebound seniors and Holocaust survivors,” said Jonathan Raiffe, JCS’ board chair.