We live during a time when the gap between those who have a lot and those who have little is growing. PAS is committed to meeting the needs of those in our community who suffer from the effects of poverty, hunger, and food insecurity. We are proud of programs such as our Teen Food Pantry, one of our longest and most successful tikkun olam initiatives. Your continued support is essential.
Na’aseh / Do
- Get involved in our Teen Food Pantry
- Help deliver groceries to home-bound individuals through Invisible Hands Deliver
- Volunteer with the NY Common Pantry (must be a PAS member, age 18+). Small-group volunteer dates through PAS are scheduled seasonally.
- Tell your congressperson to support programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Use the City Harvest advocacy primer to learn more.
- Through a partnership with the Met Council, we will be setting up in-person, socially distanced food packing volunteer opportunities. Reach out to Mara Bernstein if you are interested in participating.
Nishma / Learn
- Teach your children about poverty with "Galvanizing Kids Books About Poverty Inspiring Kids to Give Back" from Books for Littles.
- Educate yourself about homelessness by reading the "What Should I Do If . . . ?" from Coalition for the Homeless, which offers concrete examples of how to interact with homeless people in your community in a supportive and compassionate way.
- Read these Jewish sources addressing the mitzvah of caring about others.
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