Yad Ezra, Michigan's only kosher food pantry feeding 3,000 individuals every month since 1990, has embarked on the opportunity to help establish a kosher food pantry in Warsaw, Poland under the leadership of Chief Rabbi Michael Schudrich. Prior to WWII, Poland was the epicenter of Ashkenazi Jewish life, which was wiped out by the Nazis. Rabbi Schudrich and other Jewish and Righteous Gentile leaders are working to re-establish a Jewish community in Poland and help address the needs of vulnerable families currently living there. Unemployment in Poland is 14%, with 25% for those seeking industrial jobs. The average salary in Poland is approximately $500/month. The average cost to rent an apartment is $747/month with an additional $162/month for utilities. Yad Ezra having 28 years of expertise and technical knowledge is dedicated to help raise $100,000 for initial capital needs that will give the Warsaw pantry resources and support while they grow their own volunteer and funding base.