Posts Tagged ‘food pantry’

Abby Calef worked at Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County in the food pantry for her summer internship

Jewish@edu – A Summer Spent Sharing Apples

Abby Calef } jewish@edu writer Summer Internships! When I’m asked what I study, I’m met with blank stares or worse, the dreaded question: “What are you going to do with that?” While it seems almost impossible to incorporate English, Jewish studies and psychology into one summer internship, Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County was the…

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Participants were limited to spending only $4.20 for a day’s worth of food.

Yad Ezra’s Food Stamps Challenge

Here’s something to chew over: The daily SNAP (aka food stamps) allocation in Michigan is $4.20 per person per day. The good folks at Yad Ezra, the Berkley-based kosher food pantry, asked: How far does $4.20 worth of groceries really get you? I thought it might be fun to see if I could shop for…

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Kelly and Mike Sternberg, Nechama and Jason Lurie, Michael Shapiro, Josh Weinberg and Allen Weiss at the Yad Ezra Battle Hunger Friendraiser event

Faces & Places – Yad Ezra Battle Hunger “Friendraiser”

Photos by Rimma Aronow On May 9, a crowd of 400 people gathered at the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center in Detroit to be entertained by Chicago Dance Crash who hosted an audience-voted, emceed dance battle — the first of its kind to come to Metro Detroit. Battle Hunger is the annual…

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Melyn and Karen Rubenfire Photo by John Hardwick

Father-Daughter Team

Vivian Henoch Special to the Jewish News Above: Melyn and Karen Rubenfire Meet the Rubenfires, Detroit activists and founders of Project Healthy Community. Four days a week at the Fredrick J. Schulze Elementary School in Northwest Detroit, 30 youngsters in grades K-2 (and some of their older siblings, too), stay after school for a light meal, literacy-building…

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