Project Isaiah food drive for needy underway

Project Isaiah, the Jewish community’s annual High Holidays food drive benefiting the Community Food Bank, begins today and runs through Sept. 30.

The project is named for the Prophet Isaiah, who when asked why we fast on Yom Kippur, responded, “Is it not to share your bread with the hungry?” (Isaiah 58:6).

The Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona coordinates the project. Bagged donations may be dropped off at local synagogues and Jewish agencies. Most needed items include canned meats and vegetables, soups, cereal, rice, tuna, peanut butter, macaroni and cheese, powdered milk and kosher foods.

Monetary donations by credit card or check payable to the JCRC are also welcomed. Every dollar donated allows the food bank to distribute about $9 worth of food, enough for four meals. Mail to JCRC, attn. Jane Scott, 3822 E. River Road, Tucson, AZ 85718 or call Scott at 577-9393.

To schedule a volunteer date at the food bank for your organization, call Kristen Hershberger at 622-0525, ext. 204. Friends and families welcome.