Officials, stakeholders, and community members gathered for the ribbon-cutting ceremony Sunday, April 7, 2019. Photos by Ed Shin.

The Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center in East Hills held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Sunday to celebrate the opening of its new food bank.

The food bank is a collaborative initiative between the JCC’s Center for Community Engagement and its Center for Special Needs. The SJJCC Food Bank will operate as a collection site and distribution center of non-perishable shelf stable food, personal care and household items for small local food pantries in Nassau County.

The SJJCC Food Bank will be managed by community volunteers and serve as a vocational site for interns with special needs. The group urged the community to help stock the shelves so that it can start serving the community.

David Black, Executive Director, Sid Jacobson JCC is presented with the Village of East Hills Proclamation of the Sid Jacobson JCC Food Bank by the Mayor of East Hills, Mayor Michael Koblenz. Photo by Ed Shin
David Black, Executive Director, Sid Jacobson JCC and Susan Berman, Director of the Center for Community Engagement, Sid Jacobson JCC are presented with a check for the Food Bank in the amount of $2,500 by Macy’s of Manhasset staff members. Photo by Ed Shin.
Members of the community, volunteers, and SJJCC staff members sort donations and stock the shelves of the Food Bank. Photo by Ed Shin.
Photo by Ed Shin
Photo by Ed Shin
Photo by Ed Shin
Photo by Ed Shin
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