Robert Peltz was the energy, passion and conscience of our High Holidays Funds for Food from the time of it’s inception until his unexpected death earlier this year. The fund has been renamed as a tribute to his efforts.
Robert’s widow Leslie Peltz, and his good friend Jim Richman, carried Robert’s legacy forward last year. Under their thoughtful and dedicated leadership the fund had a huge increase in both the number of donors and the amount of money raised.
Number of donors – 191
Total Donations – $35,304
Lift Urban Portland -$5,000
Sunshine Pantry – $3,000
Oregon Food Bank – $6,804
Urban Gleaners – $1,500
Stone Soup – $1,500
Northeast Emergency Food Programs – $1,500
Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO) – $4,000
Native American Rehabilitation Association (NARA) – $4,000
Sunshine Division – $4,000
Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center – $4,000
The Oregon Food Bank tells us:
In “normal” times OFB feeds about 270,000 people each month and about 92,000 of them are children. Today 1 in 5 households with children 12 and under are experiencing food insecurity.
The coronavirus has closed schools and community centers, creating gaps for countless kids and seniors.
Too many of our neighbors must make choices. Often these sacrifices still don’t keep food on the table. They go to bed hungry, and they wake up hungry.
We can help!
What does your dollar do? The Oregon Food Bank can buy in bulk, so cash gifts go a long way.
Each week, as a part of our Shabbat Services, members of the CBI community address food insecurity and why, now more than ever, our help is so vital…