Pesach aid rises as slump bites

The United Synagogue is sending out more Pesach food and voucher parcels than it budgeted for because of economic conditions.

David Kaplan, US community services director, said 570 parcels were being distributed compared to the 400 it had originally allowed for.

The number was "huge compared to what we have done in the past," he told the US Council, and was "down to the nature of poverty in the community".

    Last updated: 12:27pm, April 6 2011