Compassion in action

C Care partners with Melbourne Chevra Kadisha

The two organisations have worked thoughtfully together to craft a pack of symbolic foods that are shared with mourners as a heartfelt expression of support from the community.

A C Care volunteer creating food packs.
A C Care volunteer creating food packs.

Leading community welfare group C Care and the Melbourne Chevra Kadisha (MCK) are connecting to bring a special touch of compassion and care to community members.

The two organisations have worked thoughtfully together to craft a pack of symbolic foods that are shared with mourners as a heartfelt expression of support from the community during an incredibly challenging time.

Melbourne Chevra Kadisha CEO Simon Weinstein said, “Together, we thought it would be a great way to inform our community of some of the less known customs while at the same time giving them some physical and spiritual nourishment. The food packs are discreetly packed and prepared with care and sensitivity,¬†in a cooler bag that contains round rolls, hard-boiled eggs, ¬≠frozen chicken soup, dips and cookies, the foods that are customarily provided for a mourner’s meal.”

C Care is delighted to partner with MCK in this initiative as the organisation looks to extend its reach in the community to support those experiencing a broad range of challenges. This is above and beyond the current offering to help those facing food insecurity and social isolation. C Care’s CEO Shlomo Nathanson said, “At C Care we recognise the value in creating meaningful partnerships with other community organisations.

“We feel that this partnership with MCK presents a wonderful chance to extend compassion and care to a broader set of community members. We know that challenge does not discriminate, and we are dedicated to supporting those facing difficulties in all forms, providing friendship and uplifting support.”

C Care is a leading front-line community organisation, that nourishes individuals and families experiencing food insecurity and social isolation. It provides a full range of personalised services including nutritious ready-to-eat meals, fresh produce packs, bespoke pantry boxes and friendship programs, which are created and delivered by a predominantly volunteer workforce. Weekly, C Care supports over 2200 people experiencing hardship through our various services, connecting the community through food and friendship.

Chevra Kadisha is an organisation built around chesed, kindness. It provides funerals and burials following Jewish law and is referred to as chesed shel emet, true acts of kindness and is available 24 hours a day.

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