ESSEN-tials, kosher food program

ESSEN-tials is a Kosher Food Initiative sponsored of Jewish Family Service and Rachel's Table

People who observe kashrut- the Jewish dietary laws- cannot depend on food pantries to meet their needs. As a result, hunger among kosher Jews has become a serious problem.  In collaboration with Rachel's Table, Jewish Family Service provides kosher food to hungry individuals and families every other month. Food includes special items appropriate for the seasonal holidays, kosher meat and chicken, produce and other non-perishable kosher items.

For questions, referrals or if you would like to receive kosher food, please contact Cathy Chandler, email c.chandler@jfswm.org or call 413.455.1936 x104.

All information is kept strictly confidential. 

Rachel's Table is a project of the Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts & 22 News/WWLP.com