Tucson High Holy Days project to help the hungry

Project Isaiah, Tucson’s annual High Holy Days food drive benefiting the Community Food bank, begins Sept. 1.

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). It is a project of the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona in concert with local synagogues and Jewish agencies.

Non-perishable food donations may be dropped off through Sept. 30 at any synagogue or Jewish agency. Monetary donations, payable to JCRC, may be mailed to the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona, Attention Jane Scott, 3822 E. River Road, Tucson, AZ 85718. Each donation of $1 enables the food bank to provide four meals. For more information, call the JCRC at 577-9393.

To schedule a volunteer date at the Community Food Bank for your organization, call Kristen Hershberger at 622-0525, ext. 204.