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Kosher Canned Food Drive for Project ORE

September 17, 2018 - October 6, 2018

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September 17, 2018 - October 6, 2018


September 17, 2018
October 6, 2018
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Kosher Canned Food Drive for Project ORE

Join the 14th Street Y and your downtown community for the Jewish High Holidays by giving forward and lifting up our neighbors in need!

Our downtown community is rich in diversity, home to people of many religions, cultures, and backgrounds. But we also know that many of our neighbors need help. Since the Jewish New Year is a time of reflection and renewal, this is the perfect time to look back, give forward, and work together to lift up those in need!

Four Ways You Can Help: 


Donate Food Items to Seniors at Project ORE

A Program of the Educational Alliance
Monday, September 17 through Wednesday, October 3

Donate any kosher, non-perishable, and non-expired food item.

Items in high demand by the seniors:

  • Canned fish, including tuna and salmon
  • Granola bars
  • Oatmeal
  • Soups/Sauces
  • Vegetables/Fruit

Please avoid donating canned beans, pasta, and dehydrated potato flakes, which Project ORE has a surplus of at the moment.

Dropped off donated goods in the designated box located behind security in the 14Y lobby anytime between Monday, September 17 through Wednesday, October 3.

About Project ORE

Since 1987, Project ORE has served emergency kosher meals and provided counseling, case management, and other support services to isolated, poor, homeless, and mentally ill older adults. It is the only program of its kind in New York City. Based on the mezzanine floor of 331 E. 12th Street, Project ORE provides kosher, family-style community meals including a buffet breakfast, hot lunch, and food packages for Shabbat.

Project ORE offers classes in art, poetry, mental health issues, educational trips, and health and wellness. We provide a Jewish experience through a weekly Oneg Shabbat, provide licensed clinical social workers to help with housing referrals, assistance with entitlements and benefits, referrals for psychiatric counseling, medical treatment, and crisis intervention for emergency situations.

Through Project ORE’s various programs, both on-site and in-home, approximately 350 clients are served each year. Their home-based services support clients in the East Village and Lower East Side, and serves people from all five boroughs to their on-site program.