CRANSTON – Touro Fraternal Association recently delivered a catered dinner for 140 front-line workers fighting the COVID-19 battle daily at The Miriam Hospital, in Providence. The dinner was one of several efforts being made by Touro, the region’s largest Jewish men’s fraternal organization, to offer assistance during the pandemic.
“As today’s events in the world change our society, Touro continues its century-long support of the community,” said Robert Miller, chairman of Touro’s Community Involvement Committee. “This donation of 140 meals to the emergency room staff at Miriam Hospital is the least we can do to show our support.”
With families throughout the state struggling during the COVID-19 crisis, Touro has also made significant donations to the Louis & Goldie Chester Kosher Food Pantry, operated by Jewish Collaborative Services; the Rhode Island Community Food Bank; and the Ronald McDonald House, which assists families of hospitalized children.
Although regular in-person social events have been postponed during the pandemic, Touro is continuing to meet on a virtual basis. More information about the organization is available on its website, www.tourofraternal.org, or by calling 401-785-0066.