The Hebrew term “Tikun Olam” means “to repair the world” and in today’s context it encompasses the idea of fixing what is broken in society.
On October 15, Sun Youth participated in Federation CJA’s Feed the Truck initiative and collected non-perishable kosher food with local Jewish students, part of the Tikun Olam Volunteers program.
During the afternoon, Federation CJA’s truck went to each of the participating Jewish schools—Akiva, Beth Rivkah, Bialik High School, Hebrew Academy, Hebrew Foundation School, Herzliah High School, JPPS, École Maimonide, Solomon Schechter Academy and Talmud Torah—and picked up the food that the students had been collecting. In the evening students and parents repacked the food.
It will be redistributed to needy members of the community through various charities including Sun Youth. Over 6,000 pounds of food were collected for Sun Youth’s food assistance program and will help feed hundreds of families over the coming weeks.
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This donation coincided with World Food Day, created in 1945 and marked on October 16 each year. It is designed to raise awareness about food insecurity. It encourages people to take action to relieve hunger in their community. This year’s World Food Day theme was social protection and agriculture.
Sun Youth thanks Federation CJA, participating schools, students and their parents.