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JCRC volunteers provide lunch, supplies for TIHAN’s Poz Café

(L-R): Jewish Community Relations Council volunteers Jim Rich, Steve Shawl, Ruth Tepper, Jill Rich, Jeanette Shawl, Sharon Geiger, and Leslie Kahn at TIHAN’s Poz Café March 21. (Photo courtesy Jill Rich)

Members of the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona Jewish Community Relations Council volunteered March 21 at Tucson Interfaith HIV/Aids Network’s Poz Café, along with other faith-based organizations. The café serves a monthly catered meal to those living with HIV. Organizations supply the food, cooked by the TIHAN chef with help from the volunteers, as well as raffle and bingo prizes. Rabbi Batsheva Appel of Temple Emanu-El was the bingo caller. The organizations also contribute hygiene items and cleaning products, which are not covered by the food stamp program, for TIHAN’s care bags. The March event included the annual resource fair, with representatives of 22 local agencies.