As we navigate through these challenging times, Jewish Community Services of South Florida (JCS) and the Greater Miami Jewish Federation work together to combat food insecurity in the Miami-Dade community.
With the High Holidays approaching, JCS will again be partnering for their annual Milk & Honey food distribution event. Every year, more than 800 volunteers come together to assemble and hand deliver Rosh Hashanah food baskets to over 600 homebound seniors and Holocaust survivors in the Miami-Dade area.
Due to the impact of Covid-19, JCS has transformed this event into a drive-thru and contactless drop-off. Scheduled for Sunday, September 13th at 9am, this event will be held simultaneously at two locations: Michael-Ann Russell JCC in North Dade and Dave & Mary Alper JCC in South Dade. Volunteers of all ages are welcome to drive by, receive the food baskets, and travel to make front-door deliveries to homebound seniors and Holocaust survivors. Although the format of this Milk & Honey Event will be somewhat different, the spirit of caring and community is stronger than ever.
As part of the event, JCS is launching its annual 2020 Milk & Honey fundraising campaign to help provide nutritionally balanced meals to homebound seniors, and culturally sensitive counseling services for those facing psychological and emotional hardship. All funds raised will be matched by the Joan and Douglas Gross Charitable Trust and provide life sustaining, compassionate care for the most vulnerable year-round. To contribute, visit jcsfl.org/donate/milk-and-honey.