The Temple Israel Food Drive is now in its 23rd month. Why? Because the pain and stigma of Food Insecurity and HUNGER keep growing and we must keep going. 48 million people depend on food pantries and the like. In December we continue to collect healthy take-home snacks for the nearby Dunbar School, just a few blocks from Temple Israel – where we also support the after-school T.A.L.E.N.T.S program. (Contact Allison Weinstein at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to join our Dunbar Team.)

Too many kids are food deprived round-the-clock, needing nourishment to stay motivated and succeed. Energize Dunbar students by providing:  Fruit chews, juice boxes, nuts/raisins, individually wrapped breakfast bars, crackers w/peanut butter or cheese, and cookies -- ALL snack-sized.  (And please check the expiration dates; items that have expired cannot be distributed at the school.)

Contributions can be dropped off at Shabbat Services/any in-person event OR at the Temple office Monday-Friday/9:00-3:00 PM. To give from the comfort of your home, use INSTACART.