Food Drive


The Courage to Face Injustice

To work against poverty is an act of justice.
It takes courage to address such a pervasive problem. How do we get started?


Step 1 – Don’t get overwhelmed.

It is not upon you to finish the work, but neither are you free to desist from it. — Pirkei Avot

Our goal is to collect 3,600 pounds of food to represent the 360,000 people who are in need right here in our city. 
Your donation supports the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry.

Step 2 – Take an action.

We are asking each family to donate 5 pounds of non-perishable food items.
Five pounds of food can come in different forms: Other items needed are:
• 2 boxes of pasta and 3 cans of soup • Diapers
• 1 64-oz bottle of apple juice and 3 cans of tuna • Shampoo
• 3 boxes of cold cereal and a small bag of rice • Laundry Detergent
• 5 cans of soup • Paper Towels
• 1 box of pasta and 1 64-0z bottle of fruit juice • Dishwashing Liquid
• Five pounds can also look like a “Blue Jar for Change” filled with spare coins!

Both bags and jars are provided for you. Pick up a jar or bag after Rosh Hashanah services on your way out. Drop off your donation in the Commons at Rodef Shalom any day before Simchat Torah on Thursday, October 12.

Step 3 – Let’s find out more together.
Justice requires more than a donation. Let’s learn more about the systems which create poverty and food insecurity in order to change them.

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