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The High Holy Days Food Drive

11/01/2020 11:08:07 PM

Nov1

Robert Jobrack

Thank you to all those contributed to our High Holy Days food drive.

Between the event held on September 13 when members picked up their prayer books, and October 4 when they returned them, we collected 969 pounds of food and $250.  When Sabina Weitzman delivered the donations the folks running the food bank told her that shelves are empty and they really needed the food we brought.

Sabina also  stopped  at Loisann’s Hope House, a shelter serving homeless children and families, to drop off a bag of headphones for remote learning, notebooks and paper which were also donated during the food drive.

 Our small congregation has accomplished something meaningful.  Even in this time of isolation and uncertainty, we have managed to do a successful food drive and fulfill the mitzvah of assisting those in need.  It seems our generosity made a difference.

Sadly, the need is still great, so we also encourage those who can to make monetary donations to the food bank through their website: https://www.fredfood.org/.

Loisann’s Hope House could use donations of cleaning supplies, paper goods and – most importantly – individually packaged foods for meals and healthy snacks.  They are at 902 Lafayette Blvd. in downtown Fredericksburg, and also online (https://loisannshopehouse.org/) where you can donate money.

Sun, November 29 2020 13 Kislev 5781