10 Weeks of Produce Fest

August 27, 2020 2:41 pm
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Over the past few months, Kosher Response and The Gural JCC teamed up to bring Produce Fest to our community.

For ten weeks, Gabriel Boxer of Kosher Response was responsible for procuring the trailers and working out all logistics. The first trailer would come in on Tuesday and would be unloaded into a warehouse in Inwood. With the help from various companies, the food was trucked into the JCC parking lot on Central Avenue in Lawrence to be set up by JCC staff.  

Produce Fest registrations would start on a Sunday evening and within minutes would be sold out.

Each week, two tractor-trailers of produce was distributed. Each trailer held between 1,500-1,800 cases of produce, with each case weighing 20-25 pounds per box.

Around 3,000 families were served a week – sometimes more – from The Five Towns, Far Rockaway, Queens, Brooklyn, West Hempstead, Oceanside, Valley Stream, Great Neck, Merrick, Lynbrook, East Rockaway, and beyond.

Community Chest South Shore and The Leon Mayer Fund were partners with Kosher Response and Gural JCC in this endeavor.

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