In partnership with 13 community agencies, including Foundation for Senior Living, Valleylife, Phoenix Children's Hospital and Duet: Partners In Health & Aging, more than 65 congregants from Congregation Beth Israel, 10460 N. 56th St., delivered approximately 1,000 meals to more than 450 families on Thanksgiving Day, including many homebound adults and seniors.
The meals consisted of turkey, mashed potatoes, sides and pumpkin pie. The project has been a community service project of CBI for more than 20 years and has been facilitated and supported by Sprouts Farmers Market. CBI congregants donate money to purchase the meals from Sprouts and then deliver them free of charge to the recipients.
“CBI congregants and their families have delivered many thousands of meals and driven many thousands of miles to serve those members of our community in need of our help on Thanksgiving morning each year for over 20 years, with the exception of 2020 and 2021 when the project could not be completed due to the Covid-19 pandemic,” stated project chairperson Jeanne Chanen. “Some of our congregants have faithfully participated in the project as route drivers since its inception and look forward to it every year. I frequently hear ‘we wouldn’t miss it’ from these loyal members of our congregation. The appreciation and the warm smiles of the meal recipients give our congregants great joy and satisfaction. We sincerely appreciate the generosity and hard work of Sprouts Farmers Market employees in working with us every year to allow us to provide this service to our community.”
Duet is always looking for volunteers to help homebound adults who can no longer drive. For more information call 602-274-5022 or visit duetaz.org.