JCC delivers Passover meals to Jewish senior citizens
A nonprofit organization spread a little hope to homebound Jewish senior citizens Sunday by delivering food for Passover.
The Bronx Jewish Community Council has been hosting "Project H.O.P.E., Passover Package Delivery," since 1971. Volunteers loaded more than 400 bags of eggs, matzo, apple sauce and more into their cars to bring to Jewish senior citizens around the borough.
The group works with social workers to find elderly people who are in need of food delivery.
"I can't do it myself," says client Eleanor Sitowitz, who just turned 101. "All this food, I don't have to go out and buy it."
The organization also has the third largest food pantry in the East Bronx, located on Krueger Avenue.
The pantry is open for the public and has both kosher and non-kosher food.