Project Isaiah food drive to start

The Tucson Jewish community will hold its annual Project Isaiah food drive benefiting the Community Food Bank from Sept. 15-Oct. 15.

The project, timed to coincide with the High Holy Days, 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 in collaboration with local synagogues and Jewish agencies.

Food donations for Project Isaiah can be dropped off at any synagogue or Jewish agency. The most needed nonperishable items include canned meats and vegetables, cereal, macaroni and cheese, peanut butter, powdered milk, rice, soups, tuna and kosher foods. Monetary donations, payable to JCRC, may be mailed to the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona, Attn. Jane Scott, 3822 E. River Road, Tucson, AZ 85718. With each donation of $1, the food bank can distribute food for more than four meals.

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

For more information, call the JCRC office at 577-9393.