For over a decade, Temple Beth Hillel and our partners have provided food in December for elementary school children and their families who are eligible for free school lunches, but do not get them when schools are closed over winter break. We work with the schools to provide a box of fresh produce, a box of non-perishables, a large turkey, and usually a science game for each family.
This year has presented us with additional challenges. The number of people experiencing food insecurity has ballooned. One of our major partners has ceased operation due to the difficulty of obtaining donated food and volunteers. Many of those who might donate are experiencing economic difficulties themselves. Potential volunteers are at risk and sheltering-in-place. Nevertheless, the need is so great that we are determined to make the program work and deliver food to 400 families as we did last year.
All this to say that Temple Beth Hillel has chosen Food for Thought for our annual High Holy Day Appeal.
If you can, please help with a donation. Here’s how:
- By credit card – https://bit.ly/3j4KtfQ
- By check – Write your check to Temple Beth Hillel with Food for Thought in the memo line, and mail your check to:
Temple Beth Hillel
801 Park Central Blvd.
Richmond, CA 94803
We are also looking for volunteers to help pack and distribute boxes safely December 12th -16th. Many of our volunteers won’t be able to help this year, so we are particularly hoping for less vulnerable, younger and/or stronger people.