Burnt Offerings, a local restaurant that specializes in Kosher cuisine, partnered with Israeli American Council (IAC) for Soups for Souls, an outreach program that aims to donate soups to hospitals, first responders, and others in need within the local community.
Soups for Souls is a part of a larger program called IAC Care.
IAC Care is a grassroots network that fosters the culture of volunteerism by creating unique volunteer programs in collaboration with Jewish and non-Jewish individuals and organizations. Since the onset of the pandemic, over 1,000 adults and children have volunteered with IAC Care.
Ofra Etzion, the IAC Regional Manager of Las Vegas, started IAC Care alongside her colleagues 10 months ago with a mission to deliver kosher meals through the Las Vegas Valley for people in need. The program raised funds from sponsors through their outreach program.
People donated various amounts between $5 to $1,000+ to fund the meals, which were then distributed to the community by different rabbis.
The organization reached out to Alexandra Emtsova, owner and operator of Burnt Offerings, to see if she would be interested in a partnership to further help this cause.
In the past two months, their coast-to-coast volunteer network has touched the hearts of more than 2,000 families, seniors, and people in need. Thanks to all the funds raised from generous donors, nearly 25,000 kosher meals have been donated to communities in need, holocaust survivors, and the elderly.
If you would like to donate to IAC and help fund the kosher meals, visit their website or text WeCareIAC to 71777.