Feb. 28, 2018
By Tevy Pilc
B'nai Brith Canada
We at B'nai Brith Canada take enormous pride in being the oldest active Jewish community organization in Canada.
Above all else, our goal is to support our community, and one of the most effective ways of doing so is to provide avenues for Canadians to directly contribute to the wellbeing of our social fabric. For us, "People Helping People" isn't just an organizational mantra – it's a way of living a meaningful life.
That's why each year around the holidays, we prepare for our annual Food Bag program, a cornerstone of B'nai Brith's community services and initiatives. The program brings volunteers of all ages together to package and distribute food bags for the needy and our community's most vulnerable, including residents at B'nai Brith's affordable housing buildings.
This year, we packed over 900 bags full of food and other supplies to those in need across the Greater Toronto Area.
Wow! A big thanks to everyone who showed up last night to pack more than 900 #Purim Gift Bags to be given to the needy! A special thank you to the great students of @LeoBaeckDS pic.twitter.com/Uqfv2tqzfF— B'nai Brith Canada (@bnaibrithcanada) February 23, 2018
B'nai Brith Canada would like to thank our staff, sponsors, donors, partner organizations (including Circle of Care, United Chesed and Jewish Family and Child Services) and the countless volunteers that helped make this year's Food Basket Program a massive success. Chag Purim Sameach!