Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano joined with religious and political leaders in the community today, to thank Stop-n-Shop officials for their generous donation of Kosher for Passover food to a Woodmere pantry.
As the Jewish holiday approaches, the one ton of Passover food – donated to the Rina Shkolnik Kosher Food pantry – will allow families in need to properly celebrate the Passover holiday. Passover is a Jewish festival celebrated in commemoration of the release of the Hebrews from the brutal slavery of the ancient Egyptians.
The donation of holiday staples includes: Matzah, Matzah meal; Canned Salmon & Tuna; Gefilte Fish; Egg noodles; Grape & Apple Juice; Packaged soup mixes, Apple sauce; ingredients for Potato kugel and Kosher for Passover fruit.
“It’s important that caring corporate citizens like Stop & Shop continue to work closely with the County to support the efforts of the Rina Shkolnik Kosher Food Pantry and all those who strengthen the social safety net that is needed to protect any Nassau resident in need,” he said. “We wish all our residents joy and many blessings at Passover and throughout the year.”
An estimated 20,000 Jewish Families in Southwestern Nassau and Eastern Queens Live in Poverty.