Tomche Shabbos of Rockland County provides food packages to 500 poor families every week.
Enjoy your Shabbos meal knowing that a poor family is doing the same thanks to your generosity!
Years ago there was a beautiful custom of inviting poor people to actually eat at a simcha - it was called the Aniyim Table. A special table would be set aside where Aniyim (poor) were invited to sit and partake of the festivities. Though times have changed, and practically speaking our lifestyle doesn't allow for poor people to actually come and join the simcha, Tomche Shabbos has revived this custom in an interesting manner.
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Halachah urges neighbors to ensure that those sitting shiva be allowed to do so without economic distress. Thanks to our unique program, mourners are relieved of the crushing burden of unpaid bills.
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TOMCHE Shabbos' Mission
Founded in 1973, Tomche Shabbos of Rockland County provides Shabbos and Yom Tov food packages to 500 poor families each week. Late at night, the food is driven to the designated locations, whereupon the box was discreetly left at the front door.
Tomche Shabbos of Rockland County has been providing Shabbos and Yom Tov food packages to the Anyim (poor) of our community for more than 40 years. Late each Thursday night dozens of people gather at our warehouse to assemble large boxes of food containing chicken, fish, challah, grape juice, fruits & vegetables, eggs, and canned goods. Under the cover of darkness, volunteers then drive these Shabbos packages to struggling families’ homes where they are discreetly and anonymously left on their doorstep.