Food For All
Yad Ezra volunteers get to work after a successful food drive.
hree days after the Yom Kippur fast
concluded, about two dozen volun-
teers converged on Yad Ezra in
Berkley to help sort more than
16,000 pounds of canned and packaged food
received so far in the kosher food pantry's annual
Some 25 local synagogues, Jewish schools and
other community agencies participated in the
Yom Kippur project to assist Yad Ezra's 1,100
"Once again, we are very grateful for the ongo-
ing support from the community as we partner
together to help alleviate hunger," said Yad
Ezra's development director Lea Luger.
In all, Yad Ezra expects about 20,000 pounds of
food from this year's drive. It distributes more than
650,000 pounds of food each year, mostly pur-
chased with monetary contributions from
supporters in the community. ❑
— David Sachs,
senior copy editor
Photos by Alex Lurnelsky
Clockwise from top:
Andy Wexler of Novi boxes donated food
Harry Greenstone, 12, of Bloomfield Hills helps with
Mike Rich of Oak Park and Andy Zack of Huntington
Woods look for kosher certifications.
Vivian Stollman of West Bloomfield reaches into a cart
as she shelves the donated food.