Lohmans Donate $12k to Jewish Federation’s Food Bank
Just weeks after local philanthropist L. Gale Lemerand donated a $12,000 matching grant to the Jerry Doliner Food Bank, Nancy and Lowell Lohman visited the food bank on Friday, Dec. 22, and donated a $12,100 matching grant to feed the less fortunate.
The two matching grants mean every donation to the Jewish Federation’s Jerry Doliner Food Bank will be doubled to help disadvantaged families in Volusia and Flagler counties.
“We don’t get a lot of food. We depend on the community because we have to buy the food,” said Gloria Max, executive director of the Jewish Federation, about the fundraising drive for 2018.
Lemerand, an entrepreneur who owns and is a major partner in several local restaurant chains, including Stonewood Grill & Tavern, provided the $12,000 matching grant to the food bank earlier this month.
On Friday, Nancy and Lowell Lohman visited the food bank and provided a matching grant for $12,100 — or $100 more than Lemerand. The Ormond Beach family sold their funeral home chain in 2012 and now owns apartment complexes.
“Lowell Lohman was impressed by what Gale Lemerand has been doing for the Jewish Federation and he had to come and see for himself,” Max said of the Lohmans’ visit.
Jewish Federation President Marvin Miller said the two matching grants arrived during the “Chrismakkah food drive” as the food bank provided turkeys with all the fixings – as well as toys, fresh fruits and vegetables, desserts and other groceries — to more than 250 disadvantaged families on Thursday for the holidays. The line of people stretched from the food bank all the way to Hand Avenue. Max said she had never seen such a long line at the food bank.
“We help so many of the working poor with large families,” Max added. “They can’t make ends meet on minimum wage jobs. They need help, and we thank Mr. Lemerand and the Lohmans for thinking about the less fortunate this holiday season.”
The food bank feeds 24,000 people a year in Volusia and Flagler counties, regardless of race or religion, and 100 percent of donations go directly to provide assistance because the Jewish Federation pays all administrative expenses.
To help the food bank reach the $24,100 in matching grants, please send a check to the Jewish Federation of Volusia & Flagler Counties, 470 Andalusia Ave., Ormond Beach, FL 32174, and please write “matching grant” on the check. For more information, call 396-672-0294.
Local entrepreneur and philanthropist Gale Lemerand donates $12K to Food Bank
Local entrepreneur and philanthropist Gale Lemerand has donated a $12,000 matching grant to the Jerry Doliner Food Bank to help feed needy families during the holidays.
The Jewish Federation is asking the community for help to raise the necessary $12,000 in donations to qualify — dollar for dollar – for the matching funds to help families in need for the holiday season this year and in 2018.
Lemerand, chairman and CEO of Stonewood Holdings LLC, which operates Stonewood Tavern & Grill and Peach Valley Cafe restaurants, donated a $10,000 matching grant to the Ormond Beach food bank last year and increased his donation in December 2017 to $12,000.
“We want to thank Mr. Lemerand for increasing his matching funds to $12,000,” said Marvin Miller, president of the Jewish Federation of Volusia & Flagler Counties, and owner of Miller Real Estate in Ormond Beach. “Mr. Lemerand has a tremendous impact in this community.”
Federation Executive Director Gloria Max said the food bank will provide holiday food baskets to more than 250 local families on Dec. 21, as well as toys for the children.
The food bank helps local residents regardless of race or religion and 98 percent of its clients are not Jewish. One hundred percent of donations to the food bank go directly to provide aid because the Jewish Federation pays all administrative expenses, including salaries and office expenses.
To make your tax-deductible donation, send a check to Jewish Federation of Volusia & Flagler Counties, 470 Andalusia Ave., Ormond Beach, FL 32174. For questions, call 396-672-0294.
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To volunteer, call the Jewish Federation’s Jerry Doliner Food Bank in Ormond Beach at 386-672-0294. Or make a tax-deductible donation today. One hundred percent of your donation goes to provide direct aid to the needy because the Jewish Federation pays all administrative costs.•
Youth Groups ‘Trick or Treat’ for Hunger
The Youth Groups from Temple Beth-El and Congregation B’nai Torah in Ormond Beach, and Temple Beth Shalom in Palm Coast conducted their annual Trick or Treat for Hunger food drive to collect donations for the Jewish Federation’s Jerry Doliner Food Bank.
The youth groups collected the donations on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, after distributing fliers door to door the week before. The food was collected for the Jewish Federation of Volusia & Flagler Counties’ Jerry Doliner Food Bank in Ormond Beach, which feeds 24,000 economically disadvantaged people in the community each year, regardless of race or religion.
“What a great deed this is,” said Gloria Max, executive director of the Jewish Federation. “Instead of thinking about themselves, these youths passed out fliers asking people in their neighborhood for food to feed the hungry last week and what a haul they received for the Jewish Federation of Volusia & Flagler Counties.
“Rabbi Zev Sonnenstein from Temple Beth Shalom for many years got his congregation and the youths involved in trick or treating for hunger. Dr. Steven Berman and his sons, Dr. Ken Nusbaum and Bev Waigand organized the trick or treating for hunger and the youths from Temple Beth-El and Congregation B’nai Torah,” Max added.
Greektown Taverna Donates 70 Turkeys for Thanksgiving Food Drive
In just four days this week, Greektown Taverna collected 70 turkeys for the Jewish Federation of Volusia & Flagler Counties’ annual Thanksgiving food drive, replacing turkeys lost in the restaurant’s freezer when the power went out during Hurricane Irma in September 2017.
Taki Dimitrakopoulos and his father George were storing turkeys for the Federation’s Jerry Doliner Food Bank when their Ormond Beach restaurant lost electricity during the hurricane — ruining $18,000 worth of food.
The restaurant wanted to replace the turkeys for the Federation’s food bank and offered discounts this week to their patrons who brought in frozen turkeys. The News-Journal wrote about the restaurant’s effort last Sunday.
Within four day, the restaurant collected 70 turkeys, more than replacing the Federation’s 50 turkeys that were lost during the storm, said Jewish Federation President Marvin Miller.
“In just four days since the News-Journal’s Sunday article about the power outage at The Taverna during Hurricane Irma, 70 turkeys have been donated,” said Miller, who was on hand at the Federation’s Ormond Beach food bank when the donated turkeys arrived this week. “Thank you, thank you, thank you to The Greektown Taverna, their customers and The News-Journal.”
The Federation’s Food Bank is seeking donations to provide holiday meals for economically disadvantaged families in the area, as well as to help hurricane victims locally and in Puerto Rico from Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
The Federation helps people regardless of race or religion, and 100 percent of donations go directly to provide aid because the Jewish Federation pays all administrative costs. Send tax-deductible donations to the Jewish Federation of Volusia & Flagler Counties, 470 Andalusia Ave., Ormond Beach, FL, 32174, and be sure to specify where you would like your donation to be used. Call 386-672-0294 for more information.
Update: More than $20,000 Raised for Hurricane Victims
Sept. 18, 2017
The Jewish Federation of Volusia & Flagler Counties saw a surge in donations to help victims of Hurricanes Harvey, and also is collecting funds to help victims of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
Gloria Max, executive director of the Jewish Federation, said more than $20,000 had been raised by Tuesday night. She is sending checks made out in the names of Hurricane Harvey victims certified as being in need by Houston area churches and synagogues.
“Please let everyone know that we will send out these checks to the clergy in Houston to distribute to the families before Hurricane Irma arrives here,” Max said Tuesday night. “If we raise more money, we will collect more names of people in need in Houston.”
Max said she acts quickly to send money to disaster victims because it can take weeks for financial assistance from governments and large aid organizations to reach families. A check for $500 can mean so much to these families.
To donate or for more information, call Max at 386-672-0294. Donations are tax-deductible and 100 percent will go to Hurricane victims because the Jewish Federation pays all administrative costs.
Update: Helping Victims of Hurricane Harvey
Sept. 4, 2017
Thanks to your generous donations, the Jewish Federation of Volusia & Flagler Counties has raised nearly $10,000 to help victims of Hurricane Harvey in Houston.
The Jewish Federation is sending $500 checks to families — regardless of race or religion — who have been certified as needy by Houston area churches and synagogues. For these families, this may be the first financial help they receive while they await federal emergency assistance, said Gloria Max, Jewish Federation executive director.
Max said she hopes to send $500 checks to 20 families. “If we get more donations, we’ll send to more families,” she said Monday. “We’ve raised this money so quickly because everyone’s hearts go out to the people in Houston and they want to help — whether they are able to donate $10 or $200.”
One hundred percent of the donations will go to Houston families in need because the Jewish Federations pays all administrative costs. People who donate will receive a letter reflecting their tax-deductible donation, Max said.
Jewish Federation Raising Funds for Victims of Hurricane Harvey
The Jewish Federation of Volusia & Flagler Counties is raising funds to help flood victims from Hurricane Harvey in Texas.
The Jewish Federation provides disaster assistance to families, regardless of race or religion. Donations are tax-deductible and 100 percent of the money raised will go to disaster victims. The Federation already has reached out to religious institutions in the heavily flooded areas and will act quickly to speed money to the victims.
“We don’t raise a lot of funds, but this money is the first money the victims receive and the letters we receive after disasters show us how appreciative they are,” said Federation Executive Director Gloria Max, adding that she and her husband know how “horrible” the conditions can be because they were flood victims when they lived in West Virginia years ago.
“The Federation always budgets for disasters, but we need the assistance of the community so we can help more families,” she said.
Please send checks to the Jewish Federation of Volusia & Flagler Counties, 470 Andalusia Ave., Ormond Beach, FL 32174, and write “Texas flooding” in the memo line. Call 386-672-0294 for more information.
Rotary Club of Daytona Donates $500 to School Backpack Project
Send tax-deductible donations to: The Jewish Federation of Volusia and Flagler Counties, 470 Andalusia Ave., Ormond Beach, FL 32174, and please write “2017 School Supply Kits” in the memo line. For more info, call 386-672-0294.
Food Bank Gets Matching Grant to Help Needy at Holidays
The Jerry Doliner Food Bank is asking for donations to provide food, toys and gift cards for the holidays to needy families in Volusia and Flagler counties. Local entrepreneur and philanthropist Gale Lemerand will give a match of $10,000 for donations made during the holiday appeal.
The food bank will give gifts, turkeys, side dishes, desserts and bags of food, enough to last needy families for a week and a half, said Gloria Max, executive director of the Jewish Federation of Volusia and Flagler Counties, which operates the food bank.
“We have so many people in need in our community and we’re grateful for generous supporters, like Mr. Lemerand, who help the less fortunate during the holidays,” Max said. “We also are in need of gift cards — ones for even $10 or $15 — to give to the tweens and teens. They often are the forgotten children during the holidays.”
The Food Bank helps people regardless of religion or race — and 98 percent of the people receiving aid are not Jewish. One hundred percent of donations go to help the poor because the Federation pays all administrative costs.
Send tax-deductible donations to: Jerry Doliner Food Bank, c/o The Jewish Federation of Volusia and Flagler Counties, 470 Andalusia Ave., Ormond Beach, FL 32174, and please write Holiday Appeal in the memo line. For more info, call 386-672-0294.
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