The Bergen County section of the National Council of Jewish Women Bergen, under the auspices of Family Promise of Bergen County, has been providing homecooked meals to the county’s food insecure for more than 30 years. For the first time, the Rotary Club of Tenafly partnered with NCJW’s walk-in dinner program. They were volunteer drivers, picking up trays of hot food from NCJW’s chefs and delivering them hot to the Bergen County Shelter, where Family Promise volunteers filled individual dinner boxes.
This match made in heaven, as the Bergen section of the NCJW board calls it, was created by Marilynn Friedman, NCJW’s vice president of communications, and her husband, Joel, a past president of Tenafly Rotary. Four times a year, more than 20 NCJW volunteers cook dinner in their homes to feed 160 people.
For more information on NCJW and its upcoming programs, go to www. ncjwbcs.org or call (201) 385-4847.