Chabad granted £5,000 for food initiative

By Simon Rothstein

CHABAD Gants Hill has received a substantial grant to assist in its growing food initiative, which supports the needs of the community in Essex, East and North London.

Pesh Kapasiawala, chair of the charity 3Food4U, presented a cheque for £5,000 on behalf of the Passam Foundation. He was welcomed by Chabad Gants Hill’s rabbinic couple, Rabbi Aryeh Sufrin MBE and Devorah Sufrin, and the community’s food coordinator Graham Nygate.

Devorah Sufrin, Pesh Kapasiawala, Rabbi Aryeh Sufrin MBE and Graham Nygate

Rabbi Sufrin said: “Due to the increased demand from people who are struggling, and have now become reliant on our support to feed their families each week, we have had to revamp our kitchen.

“This generous donation will enable us to purchase new equipment including a new commercial oven and required storage facilities so that our fresh hot meal production can be even more efficient and increase the volume to meet the current demand.”

3Food4U has food banks in Waltham Abbey, Loughton, Chigwell and Ongar. It also works with various groups to sustain and grow their own food projects.

Rabbi Sufrin added: “Pesh and Graham have been working together for some time and it is due to their relationship that Pesh became aware of our needs. Thank you Pesh and your trustees for being so generous in giving this donation to us and enabling us to continue and expand this facility.”

Chabad is regularly supported in its efforts by local retailers and a group of dedicated volunteers.



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