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High Holy Day Food Drive 2021


As a community, we address the injustice of food insecurity every year by bringing bags full of groceries with us to synagogue on Yom Kippur. This act of tzedakah, of giving to those in need, is one of the ways that we work to become inscribed in the Book of Life.

With even more people in need due to the pandemic, we seek to maintain our commitment to three local organizations addressing food insecurity in Greater Boston: Family Table, The Grow Clinic at Boston Medical Center, and The Brookline Food Pantry. 

Our annual Food Drive needs your support. We ask for your help this year in one of three ways: 

How to Help:

1. Make a financial donation.  All money donated through TOS and designated for the HHD Food Drive will be split between the three organizations. Monetary donations are a great way to give because our partners are able to buy food at a discount, we limit in-person interaction to keep everyone healthy, and if you give through TOS, we can measure our communal impact. How many bags of groceries do you bring every year? For a helpful conversion, multiply that number by $36 of whatever you spend on a bag of groceries. Donations can be made by clicking the link above or mailed to TOS, 1187 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA 02446. Please write "HHD Food Drive" in the memo.

2. Donate $25 gift cards to Target, Wal-Mart, and area grocery stores. These will be donated to the Grow Clinic and will allow people to shop for their own groceries and needs. We are happy to accept them by mail, at any of our prayer book pick-up dates, or in-person at services.

3. Drop off bags of non-perishable items on Yom Kippur. We’ll have volunteers to help sort and deliver the food. We need non-perishable items, especially tuna and whole grain cereal. For a more detailed Amazon Wish List, please click here.

Who We Are Helping:

JF&CS Family Table                The Brookline Food Pantry                The Boston Grow Clinic

Thu, October 21 2021 15 Cheshvan 5782