Lee Hillerson, past chair of the Mitzvah Food Project (MFP), considers support of the MFP High Holiday Food Drive to be a “no-brainer.”
“For those of us in the community who never have to worry about where our next meal is coming from, participation in the drive is our responsibility and our opportunity to help those in need,” she said, adding that dropping off kosher, non-perishable and high-protein canned goods at a participating synagogue or MFP site is “a simple act that has an immediate and positive impact on so many people.”
Thirty-eight synagogues will accept donations on the dates listed below. Vegetarian, lower-salt, lower-sugar and low-fat items are particularly appreciated. The expiration dates on all donations must be December 2013 or later.
Temple Judea of Bucks County, Doylestown — Sept. 13-14, collecting high-protein canned goods
Kehilat Hanahar, The Little Shul by the River, New Hope — Aug. 17-Sept. 22, collecting high-protein canned goods
Congregation Tifereth Israel of Bucks County, Bensalem — Sept. 1-30, collecting high-protein canned goods
Shir Ami-Bucks County Jewish Congregation, Newtown — Sept. 1-30, collecting high-protein canned goods
Darkaynu Havurah, Warrington — Sept. 4-15, collecting high-protein canned goods
Congregation Beth El of Bucks County, Yardley — Sept. 4-22, collecting high-protein canned goods
Congregation Beth Tikvah-B’nai Jeshurun, Erdenheim — Sept. 4-15, collecting high-protein canned goods
Congregation Tiferes B’nai Israel, Warrington — Sept. 18-29, collecting canned fish and canned beans
Congregation Or Ami, Lafayette Hill — Sept. 4-13, collecting canned proteins
Or Hadash, Fort Washington — Aug. 26-Sept. 24, collecting peanut butter
Temple Sinai, Dresher — Sept. 3-27, collecting canned proteins
Tiferet Bet Israel, Blue Bell — Sept. 4-Sept. 27, collecting canned proteins
Society Hill Synagogue — Sept. 5-19, collecting canned proteins
Congregation Rodeph Shalom — Sept. 4-13, collecting canned proteins
Gershman Y Congregation — Sept. 4-13, collecting canned proteins
Congregation Ohev Shalom, Richboro — Sept. 4-13, collecting canned proteins
Temple Sholom in Broomall — Sept. 4-13, collecting canned proteins
Beth El-Ner Tamid, Broomall — Sept. 5-27, collecting canned tuna
Martin’s Run, Media — Aug. 5-Sept. 6, collecting canned proteins
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Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El, Wynnewood — Sept. 13, collecting canned proteins
Har Zion Temple, Penn Valley — Sept. 4-15, collecting canned proteins
Main Line Reform Temple, Wynnewood — Sept. 4-14, collecting canned fish
Adath Israel, Merion Station — Sept. 4-13, collecting canned proteins
Beth David Reform, Gladwyne — Sept. 13-15, collecting canned proteins
Perelman Jewish Day School-Stern Center, Wynnewood — Sept. 9-27, collecting canned proteins
Germantown Jewish Centre — Sept. 4-13, collecting canned proteins
Temple Menorah Keneseth Chai — Sept. 5-14, collecting canned proteins
Congregations of Shaare Shamayim — Sept. 4-22, collecting canned fish
Congregation Ner Zedek-Ezrath Israel — Sept. 13-27, collecting canned proteins
Temple Beth Ami — Aug. 19-Sept. 12, collecting canned proteins
OLD YORK ROAD
Congregation Kol Ami, Elkins Park — Sept. 4-14, collecting canned proteins
Old York Road Temple-Beth Am, Abington — Aug. 27-Sept. 23, collecting canned proteins
Beth Sholom Congregation, Elkins Park — Sept. 1-30, collecting canned proteins
Kesher Israel Congregation, West Chester — Sept. 4-Oct. 4, collecting canned beans
Beth Israel Congregation of Chester County, Uwchlan — Sept. 2-13, collecting canned proteins
Congregation Or Shalom, Berwyn — Sept. 2-22, collecting canned beans
If you would prefer, donations of canned proteins may also be made at the following Mitzvah Food Project sites. Please call 215-832-0831 before you drop off your items.
Beth Sholom Congregation, 8231 Old York Rd., Elkins Park, PA 19027 — Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Congregation Tifereth Israel of Lower Bucks County, 2909 Bristol Rd., Bensalem, PA 19020 — Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Jewish Community Services Building, 2100 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA 19103 — Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Kaiserman JCC, 45 Haverford Rd., Wynnewood, PA 19096 — Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Klein JCC — “Choice Food Project,” 10100 Jamison Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19116 — Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.