Food donations from Sugarman-Sinai benefit community members in need


Sugarman-Sinai’s Nozzi Gerstman, left, and Ira Fleisher stand by shelves stocked with donated food.  /Susan AdlerPROVIDENCE – Thanks to Sugarman-Sinai Memorial Chapel’s first pre-Passover hametz challenge, the Louis and Goldie Chester Full Plate Kosher Food Pantry received cases of kosher canned fruit, as well as cases of other foods donated in the challenge.

Ira Fleisher, managing director of Sugarman-Sinai, committed to matching whatever donations were made in the challenge, and announced his intention to make this challenge an annual event.

“This donation of kosher fruit is extremely helpful to those in need,” said Susan Adler, director of the pantry, said in a press release from Jewish Seniors Agency, which houses the food pantry. “We will be able to serve many people, thanks to this wonderful mitzvah.”

The Louis and Goldie Chester Full Plate Kosher Food Pantry, at 100 Niantic Ave., in Providence, is open on Tuesdays and Fridays, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. It welcomes walk-in visitors who need food assistance.

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