Poverty doesn’t discriminate between seasons. Tragedy never hits at the right time. During times of joy, or times of pain, loss and crisis, Oneg Shabbos V’Yom Tov steps in to help impoverished and destitute families find their way through the despair. Whether it’s grocery coupons or boxes of food, these families know that they are not alone.
When light fills every home, impoverished families sit in the dark shadows of hunger. A little extra help from Oneg Shabbos V’Yom Tov brings happiness and joy into thousands of homes. There will be oil for the candles, there will be donuts for dessert, and the comforting knowledge that they have not been forgotten.
When matanos l’evyonim is the mitzvah of the day, Oneg Shabbos V’Yom Tov hands out thousands of checks to talmidei chachamim who are struggling to feed their large families. With honor and dignity, these families can then lean into the Simcha of the day.
When the short two day Yom Tov requires costly dairy and meat food items, Oneg Shabbos V’Yom Tov is there too. With special distribution programs, families receive quality meat and dairy products so that they can celebrate the Yom Tov royally.
When a family is struggling with the gripping loss of a loved one, with the havoc an attack has wrought on their home, their heart and their mind, Oneg Shabbos V’Yom Tov makes sure that at least they don’t have to worry about the little things. There will be food in the cabinets and semblance of normalcy in their life.
When a parent suddenly dies, when sickness takes over a home, when a breadwinner falls into a heavy debt, Oneg Shabbos V’Yom Tov helps families get back on their own two feet. With food and financial help, families can focus on regaining their strength without desperation.