Tikun Olam: Social Action This Month at TIS
Feeding those who are faced with food insecurity
We’ll have three opportunities, at three locations. Please email Beth Klareich or call her at 619 697-6001, ext. 108, to sign up.
Tuesday, January 21st at the JFS Safe Parking Program
We’ll need food for 50. Salad, rolls, veggies, side dishes, entrees, desserts, etc. are all needed for this date. Additionally, 5 -10 people to assist with serving. This event will be held at the Aero Drive location from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, January 26th at St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church
It’s Interfaith Shelter Network Rotational Shelter time at St. Dunstan’s. We’ll be providing food for 20 people and we’ll need 4 – 5 people to assist with serving. Those who assist with the serving are also asked to join in eating with the participants. St. Dunstan’s is located at 6556 Park Ridge Blvd., 92120. The timing for this is 5:45 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, January 28th at the JFS Safe Parking Program
On this date we’ll be at the Balboa location providing dinner for approximately 50 adults and children. Again, a wide variety of foods are needed. We’re also looking for 5 -10 people to help with serving from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Jewish Family Service (JFS) Safe Parking
Every night, JFS operates a Safe Parking Program for unsheltered San Diegans living out of their vehicles, many of whom are experiencing homelessness for the first time. As these individuals and families work to lift themselves up out of a difficult situation, many are making a nightly choice between buying food or purchasing gas to get to work and school. Creating further barriers to stability are the isolation and lack of social support that so often accompany homelessness.
The Safe Parking Program provides a welcoming environment, meaningful resources and tools, and dignified support to help families stabilize and transition back into permanent housing. With holistic services focused on basic needs assistance, employment, family wellness, school success, financial education, credit repair, and housing, our goal is to create a pathway out of homelessness while being a support to people where they are now.
We’ll be providing food on Tuesday, January 21st and Tuesday, January 28th, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. Email email@example.com or call Beth at 619 697-6001, ext 108 and let her know you would like to participate. Mark you calendar with our upcoming dates:
February 12th | March 22nd | April 19th | May 13th | June 23rd
Hand Up Youth Food Pantry
In partnership with JFS, we’re committed to fighting hunger and making sure that everyone in our community is food secure. In addition to our annual drives during the High Holy Days and Purim, there is always a collection bin in our lobby throughout the year. You do not need to wait until a specific time to bring in items. Feel free to bring a non-perisahble item (or two or three) whenever you’re coming by TIS. Donations need not be kosher.