In the spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday season, Jewish Volunteer Connection is inviting the community to participate in this month’s “Live With Purpose” volunteer opportunity. The “Casserole Challenge” on Tuesday, Dec. 1, aims to help feed those in need.

Area residents will make and donate frozen casseroles to support local families and individuals experiencing food insecurity. More than 400 casseroles are expected to be dropped off and donated to a variety of organizations, including Living Classrooms and Dru/Mondawmin Healthy Families.

Collection sites include Krieger Schechter Day School, 8100 Stevenson Rd., from 8:15 to 10 a.m.; the Owings Mills Jewish Community Center, 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave., from 9 to 10:30 a.m. ; Beth El Congregation, 8101 Park Heights Ave. in Pikesville, from noon to 1:30 p.m.; and the Park Heights JCC, 5700 Park Heights Ave, from 1 to 3 p.m.

JVC is the volunteer arm of The Associated: Jewish Federation of Baltimore. For information, visit