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.