Heritage Florida Jewish News - Central Florida's Independent Jewish Voice

$1M hunger challenge offer


“Alan Shawn Feinstein is a philanthropist from Rhode Island who has offered a Challenge Grant of $1 million to be divided among federations around the country that use it as a fundraising spur to raise money to fight hunger in our community,” said Gloria Max, executive director of the Jewish Federation of Volusia and Flagler Counties. This challenge is good only for the months of March and April 2014. Feinstein’s past $1 million challenges to fight hungry have raised a record $350 million nationwide.

“There are local children and adults who go to bed hungry every night.  Some of the people were able to get jobs but they don’t pay like the jobs they had before the recession, we are seeing more and more working families come for food. Many local people have suffered and they just don’t have the funds to feed their families. Some of the students in our own schools are going hungry.” Max said.

This year the Feinstein Foundation is offering more incentives. For every food item that is brought to our pantry, they are valuing it as $1or you can send in funds to purchase food and that will be counted also. Please donate funds to the Jerry Doliner Food Bank c/o Jewish Federation of Volusia and Flagler Counties, 470 Andalusia Avenue, Ormond Beach, Florida 32174 or bring in your non-perishable products during April. Food donations can be brought to the JFVFC office.

For more information, call the Federation at (386) 672-0294.


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