For many years, Congregation Achduth Vesholom has held a High Holy Days Food Drive. You know the one, "Pick up a bag at Rosh Hashanah and bring it back filled on Yom Kippur." Unfortunately, in keeping with the current theme of this year that "nothing will happen the way it always has," the act of bringing bags of food and household items will be different since services are online this year.
Our Social Action Committee has decided that this mitzvah really should continue. We ask you to again fill grocery bags with non-perishable items to donate. Especially preferred are canned goods (tuna, chicken, and beans), cereal, instant mashed potatoes, pasta, peanut butter, and rice.
We have two options to make this happen to benefit the food bank at Wellspring Interfaith Social Services and ask for your help.
Drive up and drop off at the Temple
Tuesday, September 22 and Wednesday, September 23
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Members of the Social Action Committee will be waiting for you. Before leaving home, put your bags to donate in the trunk of your car. Drive up to the Temple, pop the trunk open, and a volunteer (who will be wearing a mask) will gladly gather the groceries. You don’t need to get out of the car or come in direct contact with anyone.
Drive up to Wellspring (1316 Broadway) and ring the doorbell
Monday to Thursday, September 21-24
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday, September 25
8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Before leaving home, put your bags to donate in the trunk of your car. You’ll need to ring the doorbell at Wellspring, but can then return to your car and someone will come out to pick up the donations from your trunk.
With the social isolation at this time, it can be hard to feel a sense of helping. This simple act of caring goes a very long way in tikkun olam, an act of repairing our world. Your help in continuing this very worthwhile food drive is so very appreciated.