In order for Feast of Justice to serve the community as we do, we need over 200 volunteer hours each week. Our volunteers are local neighbors, partner congregation members, students and others seeking community service hours, guests of our programs, retirees through the RSVP program, and those seeking job skill development. We look for individuals to participate in direct service such as stocking shelves or distributing clothing and food, as well as with administrative tasks such as writing correspondence and serving on our leadership planning teams. Would you know of someone who is interested in connecting with the community in this way? Contact us for information about our next orientation session.
Mental Health Counselors
Feast of Justice is excited this year to be partnering with Philadelphia University to sponsor two new mental health counseling students. Ayisha joins us as an intern and Dora as a practicum student for the school year. They both bring unique experiences and interests.
From Dora: I have worked with parents suffering with issues of grief and loss. While I am at Feast of Justice, I hope to empower individuals, couples and families to overcome personal obstacles and improve their life and relationships.
From Ayisha: During my time at Feast of Justice, my goals are to establish therapeutic relationships with guest, to display cultural humility while working with diverse populations, and assist guests in reaching their full potential. Areas of interest for me include: urban low income populations and minority groups.
What a great opportunity to expand the services we offer to our guests, while also helping to train professionals in their career paths.
A Taste of African Heritage
October marks a new set of nutrition programs, run by our Einstein Better Start partners, and sponsored by Oldways Inc. “A Taste of African Heritage” teaches traditional cooking methods through a healthy plant-based menu. This week, they are cooking with beans—black-eyed pea salad and coconut red beans. The students learn, cook together, eat together, and even take ingredients home to try on their own. This 6-week series aims to have a positive impact by showing that healthy, tasty eating can happen even on almost any budget.
Tis the season—for helping Feast of Justice help families in our community through our holiday food and gift programs. This year, we anticipate distributing over 1000 turkeys and food baskets, and over 300 toys and clothing gifts. So the need for donations and volunteers is greater than ever. Can you help?
Donations needed: turkeys, canned vegetables, yams, cranberry sauce, turkey gravy, corn bread mix, stuffing, pies; gifts for children ages 0-14 (valued at $15-25), with the greatest need being for children 10-14 yrs.
Volunteer opportunities: Join us for Open Volunteer days where we sort, pack, and prepare to distribute the food—November 20 1-5pm and December 18 1-5 pm. All ages and abilities welcome. A limited number of volunteers are also needed for helping to distribute the food and gifts throughout the day on November 22 and December 20. Please contact us for more information.