COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT | REPAIR THE WORLD
Collections & Tzedakah
“When you give food to a hungry person, give him your best and sweetest food.”
Support our community partners that help people in need.
Thank you for contributing to our collections.
Check the calendar for information about our current drives.
JF&CS Family Table (Ongoing)
Jewish Family and Children’s Service Family Table is Greater Boston’s only Jewish food pantry. As a community, each month we are responsible for supplying 50 cans of salmon and 50 boxes of whole grain cereal for families in need (see our donation guide for examples).
Thank you for your support of Family Table as this challenging time continues. Let’s work hard to stock the Family Table shelves. Here is what you can do:
Purchase at the store: Buy 5 cans of salmon or 5 boxes of whole-grain cereal and drop them off at a collection bin outside TBE.
Purchase online in bulk: Buy at a minimum 12 items and ship them directly to JF&CS at Attn: Bernice Behar, Jewish Family and Children’s Service, 1430 Main Street, Waltham, MA 02451. You can also purchase via the Family Table Amazon wish list. Please donate only salmon and cereal in quantities of 12 or more.
Donations are needed by October 20 for the October 24 distribution date to Family Table’s clients.
Women’s Lunch Place
This daytime shelter for homeless and low income women serves breakfast and lunch to 175 daily and offers guests showers, sleeping rooms, clothes, field trips, and advocacy.
Each spring, TBE collects small toiletries, like the ones from hotels, for the women.
Individual Drives & Collections
Many members organize their own drive or collection in honor of their child’s B’Mitzvah or other
simcha. Reach out if you’d like to discuss the opportunity.
High Holy Day Hunger Drive
Each High Holy Day season, our community pools tzedakah funds to make a contribution to organizations that address the critical issue of hunger in our community. Donors can allocate their personal contribution to the organization of their choice.