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Help with Hunger

  More than one year into the pandemic and millions of people are facing hunger – many for the first time. Due to COVID food banks and food pantries cannot rely on previous opportunities to receive donations and raise funds. Often they are giving out more than they are taking in. Long-term unemployment, persistent underemployment…


Why do Jews feed the hungry?

Rabbi Daniel Isaak at the Oregon Food Bank. PHOTOS BY CAROL ISAAK   By Rabbi Daniel Isaak   The mitzvah of practicing hospitality in Jewish thought derives from earliest Jewish memory. In Genesis we read that when strangers pass by, though recuperating from surgery, our forefather Abraham urgently welcomed them to his tent, offering water…



Volunteers are needed April 14 to pack and deliver Passover food boxes to families and individuals in need. The Maot Chittim Project – literally “Money for Wheat” – ensures that area families have the food they need to truly celebrate Passover. This year the Maot Chittim Project will deliver about 125 kosher-for-Passover food boxes to…


Hunger organizations benefit from Feast

PHOTO: A Super Secret dinner at the 2017 Feast Portland. Photo by Jessica Fiorillo During its seventh year, Bon Appétit Presents Feast Portland food and drink festival (Sept. 13-16, 2018) raised $75,140 for its charitable partners Partners For A Hunger-Free Oregon and Urban Gleaners. Since 2012, Feast Portland has raised $445,140 to help fight hunger….


National “This Is Hunger” exhibit coming to Portland

Congregation Neveh Shalom will host “This Is Hunger,” a national touring exhibit that will be in Portland Sept. 1-7. This first-of-its-kind free exhibit will bring the Portland community face to face with the stark realities of hunger through state-of-the-art storytelling techniques and interactive elements. “We often think of hunger in stereotypes, such as the homeless…


Free meals for hungry kids

Portland’s Jewish Family and Child Service is helping spread the word about free breakfast and lunch opportunities for school-age children in need of food. Across America, millions of children rely on school meals. But in the summer, those meals disappear. If you have or know of a school-age student in need of breakfast and/or lunch…