Passover meal helps feed homeless in Kamloops

By Jill Sperling
April 24, 2016 - 7:51am

KAMLOOPS —  The city's Jewish community came together for a celebration of Passover with a seder supper Saturday. 

The meal is a centuries-old tradition celebrating the exodus of Jewish slaves from Egypt, and this year the Jewish Community Centre of Kamloops (JCCK) decided to do something different. 

President of JCCK, Heidi Coleman, said they enlisted the help of JUMP, a non-profit organization that feeds the homeless and low income families on the North Shore. 

"They're always cooking, they're great cooks," Coleman said, "and we needed someone to cook our Passover seder so we mixed the two together."

"JUMP is cooking all the food and people who are coming are paying $35 for adults to come and all the money is going to go back to JUMP which then ends up helping to feed people on the North Shore."

JUMP is run by volunteers, and enlists the help of adults with disabilities. 

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