Join the EDCJCC for the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s Sara & Samuel J. Lessans Good Deeds Week – a global mitzvah week started in Israel in 2007 and now celebrated in 108 countries!
This year’s Good Deeds Week theme is food insecurity. In the DMV, the Capital Area Food Bank reports an estimated 250,000 people will face food insecurity. A survey in April 2020 also found that Black households in D.C. were 13.5 times more likely to report that they sometimes did not have enough food to eat than White households in the city.
What better way to address food insecurity than helping GW’s GroW Community Garden produce fresh fruits and veggies for Miriam’s Kitchen? The GroW Community Garden is a block-length plot of land (located on H Street between 23rd and 24th Streets) supported by the George Washington University. Produce from the garden is donated to Miriam’s Kitchen, a nonprofit organization that aims to end chronic homelessness in Washington D.C. Come out to help with basic gardening tasks needed to get the garden ready for summer.
Thursday, April 15, from 4:00 – 5:00 PM
All participants (including children over the age of 2) must wear masks at all times during the event. We request a phone number from all participants in case contact tracing is needed, and ask that you please stay home if you experience any symptoms associated with covid-19 (please see CDC’s list here) in order to keep our community safe.
Registration is free but you must register in advance to ensure that we do not over-crowd the garden and are able to observe all CDC guidelines. This program is open to children of all ages but children under age 12 must have adult supervision at all times. Spots are limited so grab yours today!
This program is brought to you in partnership with Jewish Veg.