Passover food drive starts Sunday, March 24 | Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle

Passover food drive starts Sunday, March 24

MILWAUKEE – Food donations for the Community Passover Food Drive (Ma’ot Chittim) will be collected March 24 – April 7 at several collection sites, including Milwaukee Jewish Federation, Harry and Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center and local synagogues.

Products needed, which must have kosher certification for Passover: matzo, canned gefilte fish, chicken soup/matzo ball mix and grape juice. These basic items will then be supplemented with additional traditional Passover items. In 2018, the drive was able to serve 535 individuals and families.

Monetary contributions will be used to purchase food items. Send donations to: Community Passover Food Drive Project, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Milwaukee, WI 53217; make checks out to JCC Community Passover Food Drive Project.

This year’s Passover food distribution will be from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Sunday, April 14 at Ovation Jewish Home – Rubenstein Pavilion, 1410 N. Prospect Ave. For further details, contact Rabbi Shari Shamah at 414-967-8229 or

For a complete list of collection sites, go to

The Community Passover Food Drive is a joint effort of: Coalition for Jewish Learning and Jewish Community Relations Council, programs of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation; Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center; Hillel Milwaukee; Jewish Community Pantry; Jewish Family Services; Kosher Meat Club; Ovation Jewish Home; Rabbi Scheinfeld Maos Chitim Fund; Salinsky Program to Feed the Hungry; Tikkun Ha-Ir of Milwaukee; and Wisconsin Council of Rabbis.