A Kosher Pesach for the underprivileged

March 28, 2010 by Henry Benjamin
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The Jewish House campaign to ask Coles’ shoppers to donate Kosher LePesach food for the poor has met with resounding success.

Pesach provisions awaiting distribution

Thanks to the generosity of shoppers at the company’s Westfield Bondi Junction store, seders will be held in homes where there had been little chance of one taking place.

CEO of the Jewish House, Rabbi Mendel Kastel, told J-Wire: “Coles worked with us to put up signage in the Kosher food section asking shoppers to buy something extra for those who could not afford to make Pesach. They placed a huge bin near the checkout which has been filled over and over and we have been busy distributing the food to those in need.”

J-Wire learned that recipients included low income families, parents who had been compelled to stop working to tend to sick children and families who face a weekly battle to make ends meet.

Rabbi Kastel added: “We have even had homeless people who live on the streets come in to pick up Matza and food for the Pesach period.”

The campaign will close this evening.

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