She may be a woman with children whose husband has left, or an elderly couple on a very limited pension, or a family whose breadwinner has suddenly lost his or her job or fell ill. There are many cases despair, but the common denominator is need.
People are typically referred through local clergy who come in close contact with problem cases, school principals and teachers who see children come to school without breakfast, social workers who deal with human needs on a daily basis, etc.
If you, or somebody you know, would like tomchei shabbat to bring you groceries once per week, please contact us (see contact info). Due to the current economy, there has been an overwhelming cry for help from the needy. Sadly, this is more than the program can currently handle. Please keep in mind that there is a difference between those 'who could use the help' and those in need. Please be responsible with requests.