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Celebrate Eight Days of Chanukah

With 8,000 Free Meals Daily to Israel’s Poor

During Chanukah, our hearts and our homes are filled with the warmth and light of the menorah. But for an impoverished family, Chanukah is a cold, dark time. Unable to afford holiday foods, let alone gifts, Israel’s poor find the winter months bitter. It’s even more painful when surrounded by holiday festivities they cannot share in. Meir Panim wants to reach out with warmth, and serve 8,000 free meals daily, across eight days, to needy Israelis.

In addition to serving festive holiday meals at the Meir Panim Free Restaurant branches, Chanukah parties will take place this year at all of the after-school youth club locations. The parties will feature music and dancing, arts and crafts, and a variety of treats–especially sufganiot. Hundreds of children will get to experience a Chanukah of warmth and fun at the Meir Panim events. For these children, the Chanukah party is the most special and memorable day of the year.

“Everyone deserves a happy Chanukah, and the organization works tirelessly to make sure that they get it,” said David Roth, President of American Friends of Meir Panim. “Chanukah and Meir Panim are closely related,” he continued. “The Festival of Lights parallels the work that we do, which is lighting up the faces of those in need. Our programs fill the needy with light and joy.”

To contribute to the Chanukah campaign, visit www.meirpanim.org or email [email protected]. Donations can be sent to 5316 New Utrecht Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11219, or by calling toll free 877-736-6283. All contributions are tax-deductible.

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