Since 1990, Tomchei Shabbos has provided meals to needy families in Bergen county.
During this time, close to one million meals have been distributed to Jewish families in Bergen county. Each week these households receive Shabbos meals, bringing a sense of normalcy and tranquility into the home. Tomchei Shabbos does not insist on uncovering
uncomfortable details. The need for help is brought to our attention and confirmed with
local organizations and rabbis. Each delivery is done with dignity, respect and the utmost discretion. Our drivers are carefully selected for each route and there are many ways to obtain a package anonymously. We fundamentally believe that how we give is just as essential as what we give.
Over 70 volunteers pack and distribute the Shabbos meals every week. This ensures
that nearly 100% of our operating expenses go directly towards the purchase of food items such as eggs, vegetables, fruit, fish, chicken, Challah and other essential basics. For Pesach alone, 900 pounds of matzah and one and a half tons of chicken were distributed.
We have not cancelled a delivery in over fifteen years.
Short & long term relief available
Occasionally, families are faced with unexpected events that put a tremendous financial strain on them. These financial challenges can last 2 weeks, 2 months or even 2 years. Tomchei Shabbos is here to help by providing shabbos meals to community families regardless of how short or long it is required. Help is offered for as long as help is needed.
A local organization serving local families
Tomchei Shabbos of Bergen County fills a tremendous need in our community. It is
entirely dependent on local support – whom else can be expected to feel the burden of our friends and neighbors? Please, open your heart and ease the pain of families that are suffering.
Together we can ensure that everyone in our community can enjoy the Shabbos.
You can help make a difference!