INSPIRED by his personal idol Tony Robbins, who started the charity Feeding America, Jordan Swire set himself a challenge last year – to provide food boxes for two families ahead of Jewish New Year.
Working with friend Evan Widmonte, the two families quickly ballooned to 20 families.
“We were overwhelmed with the incredible amount of food we could provide through endless supermarket shops and runs to the butcher,” said Swire. “I knew this was something that I will never stop doing.”
A year on, the team, now made up of Swire, Jacob Bulafkin, Zoe Fried, Evan Widmonte and Isabella Smorgon, have provided Chag in a Box food to those in need through five Jewish festivals, distributing more than 250 boxes as part of their charity, Chag in a Box.
Over Rosh Hashanah this year, the team delivered more than 110 food boxes to members of the community across Melbourne.
To find out more about Chag in a Box, visit chaginabox.org