Ongoing Food Drives and Collections

JF&CS Family Table 

Family Table is Greater Boston's only Jewish food pantry. As a community, we are responsible for supplying 50 cans of salmon and 50 boxes of whole grain cereal for meal delivery to families in need each month. If and when possible, donations of kosher products are greatly appreciated. It is important to confirm that donations have not expired. Occasionally, we will have the opportunity to donate other necessities, particularly around holidays. Please look for details in the monthly bulletin for these requests. Additionally, congregants from TBE have the opportunity to work at the facility in Waltham several times a year sorting, packing and delivering groceries to families in need. Contacts: Jen Lawrence ([email protected]).  Click here for a full schedule of distribution dates and more information about Family Table.

High Holiday Tamchui (Community Tzedakah Fund) Food Drive/Collection 

A Tamchui is a community pool of tzedakah funds. As we join together to make a collective contribution from TBE to various organizations within our community, we reinforce the strong value we place on Tikkun Olam. Donations will be allocated to support six worthy organizations that address the critical issue of hunger within our community. You can decide for yourself how to allocate your personal contribution. Take some time to learn about the mission of each organization and select the charity of your choice. Contacts: Jennifer Meyerheardt ([email protected]) or Julie Kreiss ([email protected]) 

Fall and Winter Collections

There are designated bins in the atrium to collect cereal, canned salmon (or tuna) and other items to support Boston area non-profit organizations who serve people in need. 

For more information, please click here.

Women's Lunch Place

Women's Lunch Place (WLP) is a daytime shelter for homeless and low income women. In addition to serving breakfast and lunch to 175 women a day, Women's Lunch Place also offers showers, clothes, sleeping rooms, field trips and advocacy to the guests. TBE regularly collects small sized toiletries for the guests of WLP. Click here to view a list of needs and donations. Contacts: Carol Salter ([email protected]); Lisa Siegel ([email protected]) 

Food Pantry Collections for Newton and Wellesley

Food donations are collected regularly for the Newton and Wellesley food pantries. Stocking shelves and serving clients takes place on a monthly basis. Note: All donations can be left in our collection bins. Contact: Jennifer Meyerhardt ([email protected]) 

Wellesley Interfaith Food Drive

Join together with other members of the Wellesley Interfaith Community to support the Wellesley Food Pantry. The food drive will occur for four weeks in the spring culminating in a day of sorting and delivery with other members of the faith-based community. Date to be announced. Contact: Jennifer Meyerhardt ([email protected]) 

Individual Congregant Drives and Collections

Many Temple members organize their own food drive or collections in honor of their child's Bar or Bat Mitzvah, or other simcha. Contact: Jennifer Meyerhardt ([email protected])