"Our mission is to combat poverty and make the daily lives of those we touch a little easier and simpler."
HELP FIGHT HUNGER & POVERTY IN OUR COMMUNITY!
Dear Concerned Friends and Neighbors,
It is with great excitement that we announce that the B'nai Raphael Chesed Organization Inc. has relocated to a new area, one that is more centrally located and accessible to those for whom our services are needed. In fact, our new facility occupies more space and is more convenient for all those concerned.
Of course, we would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for the generous contributions that you have given in the past. Your generosity has enabled countless families to put food on their tables. Many family members informed us that without this assistance, graciously provided by the B'nai Raphael Chesed Organization Inc, many Jews would have gone hungry for Shabbos and the Yomim Tovim.
Unfortunately, what became apparent to us over the course of the Holy-days was the incremental increase in the number of families that we had assisted in the previous year. For many families, it is next to impossible to satisfy their food needs. Naturally, the current economic downturn, about which we hear much in the media, is to blame, but for these families, they are not just statistics off of some chart. There is dire poverty in the Jewish community, whose needs are unknown to most of us. In fact, there are numbers of families seeking assistance growing each and every week! The economic situation has sent some families into the streets, looking for shelter and sustenance. Of course, we maintain an Open Door Policy, never to turn anyone away. However, the need is so great, that without further assistance, we may have to do just that, G-d forbid.
In the not too distant past, your support had maintained our services. The families, who had received delicious delicacies and treats for Shabbos, Yom Tov, and every day, enjoyed some of the fruits of your labor by helping the B'nai Raphael Chesed Organization Inc.
Soon summer will be upon us. While many families go away either on vacation or to camp, there are still a great number of families who worry about how they will put food on the table for their loved ones.
Volunteers are always needed to keep the pantry running smoothly. In addition, we have Tzedaka (pushka) boxes. If you would like one, please call 917-861-7282, and we will deliver it to you.
Thank you again for your continued support!
Bnai Raphael Chesed Organization an overview of the important work being done here. Our mission is to combat poverty and make the daily lives of those we touch a little easier and simpler. We provide kosher food products and fresh produce free of charge to the community. By joining the chesed organization, each family receives a membership card and is entitled to visit the food pantry once per week.
At the time of this writing, we are serving as many as 2000 families on site at our pantry and 100 plus organizations consisting of Kosher and Non-Kosher food pantries across the Brooklyn and Queens areas. The food is donated by supermarkets and wholesalers who carry both Kosher and Non-Kosher items. It is then separated by our trained staff and volunteers and is given to other food pantries, gradually forming our organization into a mini Food Rescue and Food Banking organization, with our own warehousing and trucking. Our goal is to help as many of our fellow Jews as possible.
This includes both large and small families, single mothers and the growing elderly population. All of the food items, including fresh produce, are donated to the food pantry from many independent sources who have made it their mission to help the needy and less fortunate in the community. The food items are being delivered on a regular basis, with an emphasis on nutrition.
Our organization also provides referrals for people who need furniture and appliances as well as clothing for adults and children. We also offer products for simchas, medical supplies, referrals and legal advice in certain fields.
Bnai Raphael Chesed Organization is named for Rabbi Raphael Guy, who came to South East Brooklyn in 1989 and helped many people do Teshuva(returning to true Judaism) by donating his time and efforts to outreach and Chesed (doing righteous deeds). In Honor of his success, we have named the organization after him and hope that Hashem will give him strength to continue his great work. He now resides in Los Angeles, California.
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Bnai Raphael Chesed Organization Inc. | 1741 McDonald Ave | Brooklyn, NY 11230-6906.
Store Hrs. | Sun. & Sat. Closed | Mon & Tues 10:00am - 4:00pm | Wed & Thur 10:00am - 6:00pm | Fri 10:00am - 1:00pm