JCC Cares in Dallas


On Wednesday, Aug. 5, every athlete will take time to participate in one of three hunger related initiatives around Dallas. All participants will begin their service with an orientation to this international threat. Then groups of athletes will work on one of three hunger-relief initiatives around the city:

  • To help fulfill the mission of the We Over Me Farm at Paul Quinn College, teens will harvest produce “to transform the health and well-being of under-resourced communities in southern Dallas by providing fresh, healthy, affordable food options and by educating and empowering future generations to take better care of themselves, their environments, and their communities.”
  • Dallas Food Pantry Project – Teens will pack thousands of pounds of donated food, which along with funds have been collected through the JCC Maccabi tzedakah project. This benefits the Chai Community Homes for Adults, the North Dallas Shared Ministries, the JFS Food Pantry, the Vickery Meadow Food Pantry, and the Network of Community Ministries Inc. Food Pantry.
  • Teens will help pack meals for the VNA (Visiting Nurses Association) Meals on Wheels organization, which provides hot, nutritious, freshly prepared meals five days a week to Dallas County residents who can’t provide for themselves due to illness, advanced age or disability.

For more information visit the Dallas Maccabi website.