High Holiday Food Drive Helps Those in Need


Find out where you can bring your non-perishable donations throughout the area. 

Deirdre Mulligan, Federation’s Mitzvah Food Project manager, considers support of the group's 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 participating synagogues or project sites is “a simple act that has an immediate and positive impact on so many people.”
The following 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 2014 or later.
Temple Judea of Bucks County, Doylestown — Sept. 24-Oct. 5, collecting high-protein canned goods
Kehilat Hanahar, The Little Shul by the River, New Hope — Now to Oct. 15, collecting canned beans and fish
Congregation Tifereth Israel of Bucks County, Bensalem — Sept. 21-Oct. 5, collecting high-protein canned goods
Congregation Ahavath Achim at Bristol Jewish Center, Bristol — Now to Oct.18, collecting high-protein canned goods
Darkaynu Havurah, Warrington — Sept. 24-Oct. 5, collecting high-protein canned goods
Congregation Beth El of Bucks County, Yardley — Sept. 14-Oct. 6, collecting high-protein canned goods
Congregation Beth Tik­vah-B’nai Jeshurun, Erdenheim — Sept. 19-Oct. 6, collecting canned beans and fish
Congregation Tiferet Bet Israel, Blue Bell — Sept. 23-Oct. 5, collecting canned fish and beans.
Congregation Or Ami, Lafayette Hill — Now to Oct.13, collecting canned proteins
Or Hadash, Fort Washington — Now to Oct. 10, collecting nut butters
Temple Sinai, Dresher — Now to Sept. 27, collecting canned proteins
Society Hill Synagogue — Sept. 23-Oct. 17, collecting canned proteins
Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia Renaissance Group — Sept. 18-Oct. 18, collecting canned beans and fish
Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel — Oct. 3 and 4, collecting canned proteins
Congregation Ohev Shalom, Wallingford — Sept. 27-Oct. 4, collecting canned proteins
Beth El-Ner Tamid, Broomall — Now to Oct. 30, collecting canned fish
Martin’s Run, Media — Now through Sept. 18, collecting canned proteins
Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El, Wynne­wood — Now to Oct. 5, collecting canned proteins
Har Zion Temple, Penn Valley — Now to Oct. 14, collecting canned proteins
Main Line Reform Temple, Wynne­wood — Sept. 25-Oct. 4, collecting canned fish
Adath Israel, Merion Station — Oct. 13 and 14, collecting canned proteins
Beth David Reform, Gladwyne — Sept. 23-Oct. 14, collecting canned proteins
Perelman Jewish Day School-Stern Center, Wynnewood — Now to Oct. 20, collecting canned proteins
P’nai Or Jewish Renewal — Now to Oct. 3, collecting canned proteins
Temple Menorah Keneseth Chai — Sept. 23-Oct. 13, collecting canned proteins
Congregations of Shaare Shamayim — Now to Oct. 7, collecting canned proteins
Temple Beth Ami — Now to Oct. 30, collecting canned proteins
Congregation Kol Ami, Elkins Park — Sept. 24-Oct. 4, collecting canned proteins
Old York Road Temple-Beth Am, Abington — Sept. 20-Oct. 7, collecting canned proteins
Beth Sholom Congregation, Elkins Park — Now to Oct. 17, collecting canned proteins
Kesher Israel Congregation, West Chester — Now to Oct. 12, collecting canned beans
Congregation Or Shalom, Berwyn — Sept. 24-Oct. 8, 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.; and 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.; and 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. l


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