32nd Annual Passover Food Basket Distribution

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 takes place on Sunday, April 9th. Event co-chairs Betsy Threefoot Kaston and Julie Koppman, will join 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.

If you know of an individual or family in need, or wish to volunteer, please Email us for more information, or call (504) 831-8475.

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:


1 Grocery Gift Card 2 Cooked Chickens
2 Uncooked Chickens 1 Box Matzah
1 Box Matzah 1 Jar Charoset
1 Jar Charoset 1 four piece Gefilte Fish
1 four piece Gefilte Fish 1 Horseradish
1 Horseradish 1 Jar of Soup
1 Box Soup Mix 1 Potato Kugel
1 Fruit Slices 1 Broccoli Soufflé
1 Macaroons 1 Fruit Slices
1 Box Cake Mix 1 Macaroons
1 Bottle of Wine 1 Shelf Stable Cake
1 Bag of “Ritual Items” 1 Bottle of Wine

1 Bag of “Ritual Items”