Annual High Holiday Food Drive

It is our annual tradition to hold a food drive for local food pantries during the High Holidays. This act of tzedakah can really make a difference – in Massachusetts, the rate of food insecurity remains higher than it was pre-pandemic. Recent data show that food insecurity has been hovering between 15% to 17% in recent months. We hope you will donate when you come to Congregation Shalom for Yom Kippur, there are a couple of different options to do so. Donate non-perishable food at the collection spot at the Congregation Shalom parking lot at the following Yom Kippur Services:

  • Tuesday, October 4th: 7:00pm to 7:30pm at Kol Nidre Service
  • Wednesday, October 5th: 8:30am to 9:00am at YK Family Service
  • Wednesday, October 5th: 10:15am to 11:00am at YK Morning Service

Most needed Items: children’s snacks, juice boxes, tomato /spaghetti sauce, instant coffee, coffee creamer (powder), shelf-stable milk, crackers, baby food (pouches are popular), boxed cereal, mac + cheese, pasta (shells, bow, etc.), canned fruit, rice dishes, pancake mix, instant oatmeal packets, canned tuna, canned chicken, canned beef stew, canned ravioli, peanut butter, jelly

Make a monetary donation to Congregation Shalom in any amount. Please make a note that it is for High Holiday gift cards. All monetary donations need to be received by October 14 in order for us to distribute the grocery cards to the food pantries. Donations can be dropped off at the above-listed times, or mailed to Congregation Shalom.