FULFILL, FORMERLY The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties, purchased and distributed chickens to kosher food pantries in time for Rosh HaShanah.
“With the help of our generous, private donor, Fufill was able to buy 115 cases of kosher chickens for the families we serve in the Jewish community,” said Fulfill CEO and President Kim Guadagno, New Jersey’s former lieutenant governor. “As our friends and neighbors celebrate their new year, having meat on the table is an important part of the tradition, and we are so happy we could provide it.”
In total, 4,600 pounds of chicken were distributed by Fulfill to three kosher agencies: Sephardic Bikur Holim Pantry in Oakhurst and Zichron Shneur and Forest Glen pantries in Lakewood. Between the three kosher pantries, approximately 277 families, some 1,783 people, were fed.
“You don’t know what this means to me,” said a mother of eight children from Howell. “Now my holiday is complete because the Torah says we need the fish and the meat, the chicken. Serving just vegetables and side dishes with the challah is just not the same. We really do appreciate the chickens.”