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High Holy Day Food Drive



In 2020, our congregation generously supported our food-insecure neighbors amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but the need for nutritious food is greater than ever.  An estimated one in four Rhode Island households lacks adequate food.  The hardest hit are children and seniors living in poverty and people of color. 

Please help us meet these families’ basic needs by participating in this year’s High Holy Day Food Drive.  We will be collecting donations in bins found on our patio from September 6-17. We hope that you will pick up a bag (or use your own) and fill it with dietary staples such as pasta, tuna, rice, beans, instant potatoes, cereal, peanut butter, individually-packaged snacks, breakfast foods, gluten-free and kosher foods.  Cleaning and hygiene items such as diapers (esp. sizes 2-6), baby wipes, paper towels, and dishwashing liquid (none of which can be purchased through the government’s Supplemental Nutrition Aid Program), are also much appreciated.  

Cash donations are also welcome. These donations enable agencies to purchase food and supplies most urgently needed by their clients.  Often organizations will stretch your gift by purchasing food for 10 cents a pound from the RI Community Food Bank. You can donate online here.

Tikkun Olam is about healing the world.  Let us continue the process of healing and promoting social justice by engaging in this Temple Beth-El tradition, our annual High Holy Day Food Drive.

Thank you.

Lenore Piper-Bunting, Amy Gaddes, Carolyn Winter
High Holy Day Food Drive Coordinators, Social Justice Initiative

Sat, September 25 2021 19 Tishrei 5782