Passover Food Baskets 2018

33rd Annual Passover Food Basket Distribution

Thank you to the volunteers, sponsors, and donors that made this year’s distribution a success!

 Click here to make a donation!

Each year, JFS strives to make Passover meaningful by reaching as many individuals and families as possible through its Passover Food Basket Distribution program. This year, the event took place on Sunday, March 25th. Event co-chairs Betsy Threefoot Kaston and Aviva Bowman, joined volunteers, donors, staff, board members, synagogues, and other New Orleans-area Jewish agencies to prepare and deliver Passover food and ritual objects to hundreds of members of the local Jewish community.  Many of the recipients are elderly or people with disabilities.  This is the only contact some have with other members of the Jewish community all year long.


We are still accepting contributions! This project is entirely funded by donations from generous people like you.  It costs $100 to fill a Passover basket for two people. Contributions of any amount are welcomed. Click here to make a donation.

Below are examples of items that could be included in one basket:

2 Cooked Chickens
1 Box of Matzah
1 Jar of Charoset
1 Jar of Gefilte Fish
1 Jar of Horseradish
1 Jar of Matzoh Ball Soup
1 frozen Potato Kugel
1 frozen Broccoli Soufflé
1 box of Fruit Slices
1 container of Macaroons
1 Loaf Cake
1 Bottle of Wine