Tesco lend Ilford Synagogue a helping hand this Passover

PUBLISHED: 12:55 21 April 2016 | UPDATED: 12:55 21 April 2016

A Tesco van delivered the food donations to Ilford Synagogue on Wednesday

A Tesco van delivered the food donations to Ilford Synagogue on Wednesday


A supermarket chain has provided a literal truckload of food to help a synagogue provide for the members of its congregation most in need this Passover.

The Tesco superstore in Barkingside donated hundreds of pounds worth of kosher food such as Kedem wine and dried fruits to Ilford Synagogue to ensure worshippers can celebrate Passover no matter their situation.

As part of the United Synagogues Passover appeal, the synagogue in Beehive Lane helps support vulnerable people in the communities and is expected to supply more than 600 food parcels to those in need during this year’s Passover festival this weekend.

Michelle Minsky, from the United Synagogues said: “We were absolutely thrilled to learn that Tesco had chosen to help members of the United Synagogue who would struggle to meet the costs of Passover this year.

“This was a real bonus for The US’ Passover Appeal and it meant that people could enjoy items such as fruit juice and chocolate which many families just take for granted.”

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