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7:51 AM, Apr 9, 2012   |    comments
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CLEVELAND -- The Kosher Food Bank originated more than 30 years ago to provide food for newly arrived Jews from the Soviet Union.

We see them delivering food to a senior citizen building, but before the food can get here, much of it is picked up at the Cleveland Food Bank, who they partner with.

WKYC Photojournalist Mike Greene brings us the story.

It's a unique pantry that fills a very important need. They have a great relationship with the Cleveland Food Bank, and as a Kosher agency, we always check to see what items are Kosher.

They check before they load the food to see if they have the right Kosher symbol.

They provide Kosher food to over 600 families in Eastern suburbs of Cleveland and twenty percent of their families are non-Jewish.

When they provide to the senior citizen building, everyone there, Jewish or non-Jewish, receives a packet of food.

They rely on volunteers to help unload, pack and distribute the food.

The Jewish tradition is to help and in this economy, they've gotten many more requests for food.

WKYC-TV

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