Come join together with JALSA members from across the state (via Zoom) to learn about childhood hunger in Massachusetts, how this issue connects to our Jewish values, and what we can do about it together!
At the start of the pandemic, a federal waiver allowed all students in MA to get a free school lunch called “An Act Relative to Free School Meals for All.”
This led to 56,000 additional kids getting access to nutritious food, without the stigma previously associated with accepting free meals. When that waiver expired, MA was one of only five states to extend this policy, but for only a year. Now, we need to make it permanent.
On Purim, we practice four mitzvot that we learn from the Megillah: We hear the reading of the Megillah. We give two foods to a friend. We make a festive meal. We give tzedakah (charity) to two people. The holiday teaches us to help members of our community in need — like those kids who need nutritious food!+ More... - Less...
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