2020 Upcoming Events
For the past decade, Temple Shir Shalom has held a High Holiday food drive for our local food bank, Bread of the Mighty. Many generous members and friends have brought non-perishable food items to the Synagogue as they arrived at services. The food was stored in Stu Bilsky’s trailer and was delivered to Bread of the Mighty Pantry a couple of days after Yom Kippur. Last year we were one of the top 10 food drive donors and we are listed on the Bread of the Mighty Website.
This year the COVID-19 pandemic has simultaneously increased the need for food and impacted our ability to collect it. And that double whammy likely applies to virtually all other Bread of the Mighty food drives. Many of us feel a visceral satisfaction in knowing that we have given a physical can or package of food to someone in need. But it just isn’t going to work this year. As an alternative to collecting food and delivering it, this year we are asking for a financial donation. In actuality, Bread of the Mighty is more efficient at purchasing food than we are at donating. Their buying power supplies 10 meals for every dollar donated. So even small donations can help feed people in need, many of whom are children.
You can donate on our website, by check, or by calling the Temple (352.371.6399). For website donation fill in the intent box with the words “food drive”. Or just tell Ann when you call to donate. Your donation will help feed those in need in Alachua and nearby counties…your neighbors.
Thank you for your generosity…Sharon and Andy