Over twenty-four years ago ForKids was founded by local citizens to shelter families in the Ocean View neighborhood of Norfolk. After opening Haven House as a 30-day emergency shelter those same citizens quickly found that short-term shelter was not an adequate solution for family homelessness and they embarked upon a new mission to “help break the cycle of homelessness and poverty for families and children in the Tidewater area.”
Make a meal. Feed a mind.
The Hot Meals and Homework program is ForKids’ after-school tutoring program currently servicing 50 – 55 children per week. Four nights a week, volunteer tutors come to the Finch Center on Colley Avenue in Norfolk to provide one-on-one tutoring and mentoring. Every night, an area restaurant, church or synagogue provides a hot meal for the entire family of each child participant in Hot Meals and Homework program.
Meals can be home made or store bought. Please make the casserole in a 9″ by 13″ aluminum disposable pan and wrap well for freezing. Please double the pans to make it easier to handle without spilling. Meals should feed 4 – 6 people and be labeled with “ForKids.” Please include the recipe, cooking or warm-up instructions, the date prepared and Ohef Sholom Temple on the top. If you do not have the recipe, please list the ingredients for allergy reasons.
Sisterhood’s ForKids Homework and Casserole Program is looking for generous donors to help sponsor our bi-annual community service project that brings our temple family together to cook casseroles in our own OST kitchen. In doing this, OST Sisterhood could greatly expand the number of casseroles that are donated by our temple to the ForKids Homework and Casserole Program. All donations are appreciated!
Would you consider being a sponsor of this worthwhile project? Every casserole feeds a family and makes a difference! Please let us know how YOU can help!
ForKids Casserole Coordinator
Ohef Sholom Temple Sisterhood
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