The Deerfield Township Food Pantry has suffered significant flood damage as a result of the weather, and they have reached out to us with a request for help. As an active part of the Deerfield interfaith community, we have shared the bimah with and been welcomed into many of Deerfield’s houses of worship. Pastor Suzan Hawkinson, of the Presbyterian Church of Deerfield has sent the letter below to the interfaith community with directions on how we can help and support the Food Pantry at this difficult time:
Dear Partners in the Faith Community of Deerfield,
Yesterday afternoon Alyson Fieger, the Deerfield Township Supervisor came in with this news--the Township building, home of the food pantry, has been inundated by a flood of sewer water that entered their building and rose to the sink counter level. Hazmat folks were sent in to provide clean up, but the building is uninhabitable at present. It is not expected to be back in service until at earliest, the beginning of March. Along with the loss of office space to conduct business, thousands of pounds of food and dry goods were destroyed.
Alyson and her team are making provision for the ongoing work of the Township, but there is immediate need of help to feed the elderly and other folks in our Village who rely upon the township for food assistance. Because there is no place at present to store food, what is needed in the emergency short-term is any denomination of donation for the Township to purchase gift cards for grocery and drugstore purchasing.
We will be collecting donations of cash and gift cards at BJBE beginning tomorrow night and throughout the next week. Please bring your donations to the BJBE Main Office or give them to clergy at Shabbat Services.
Thanks for your help and continued support.
Rabbi Karyn D. Kedar
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