June 11, 2020
Hamilton Jewish Family Services (HJFS) released a press release today announcing the approval of its grant proposal, Kosher on Wheels, a partnership between Hamilton Jewish Family Services, Hamilton Jewish Federation, and Adas Israel Synagogue, has been approved for funding by the United Way - Emergency Community Relief Fund (ECRF).
The ECRF is funded by the $350M investment by the Government of Canada to support charities and non-profit organizations serving vulnerable populations who are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. Kosher on Wheels is a direct supportive response to the impact of COVID-19. Coming together as Food4U, and working with internationally trained chef Max Bida, the organizations have already been able to provide 210 free kosher meals to families in need. In addition, they have also provided more than 210 meals at-cost to community members at a time when we are all vulnerable. These meals have been provided by delivery or curbside pick-up.
"We are proud to say that this funding ensures long-term viability of Kosher on Wheels through 2020-2021. This service provides an important ethno-cultural/religious support to the Jewish Hamilton/Burlington community, and beyond. It enhances this diversity of our communities, and we are stronger for it," said HJFS executive director Alexis Wenzowski.
"HJFS thanks our team, community and government partners, the United Way, and the community for their support of Kosher on Wheels. Together we are fulfilling the HJFS mandate of, 'Strengthening individual, family, and communal life in keeping with Jewish values and traditions.'”
To learn more about Kosher on Wheels, please connect with HJFS directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.