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High Holy Days and On-Going Hunger Projects


“Is this not the fast I look for … to share your bread with the hungry?” – Isaiah 58:6 - 7

Woodlands has been committed for over 30 years to alleviating hunger in our community by providing healthy, non-perishable food to local pantries. We collect food throughout the year in our food cart at the religious school entrance, which is decorated
by the school grades leading the collection, our "Mensch of the Month."  Please support them by bringing a donation whenever you come to the temple! Our Yom Kippur Food Van is the largest collection of the year, critical to stocking pantries through the
fall and winter, and needed now, more than ever, with pantries reporting a significant increase in clients. A list of preferred items may be found at and supermarket gift cards of $25 or less are always welcome! Please bring a box of food to
the van, and let us know if you’re able to volunteer to help staff the truck or deliver the food to our pantries – sign up at Donations to the WCT Hunger fund will also support our pantries and hunger projects!


Feeding the hungry is a major part of our work. A food cart sits at the entry to the temple. Each grade takes turns in decorating the cart but the whole congregation is invited to fill it. We urge you to bring a donation to our Mensch of the Month food cart whenever you come to the temple. Whenever possible, please bring canned goods that do not require a can opener.

September: 7th Grade – Healthy soups (easy-open cans) and other healthy, non-perishable foods (easy-open cans),
toiletries and house-cleaning products.

October: Academy – Canned meats and fish (easy-open cans); Canned vegetables and beans (easy-open cans); Healthy grains: brown rice, corn meal, quinoa, etc.

November: 6th Grade – Non-perishable Thanksgiving food (e.g., stuffing mix, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie mix, canned
soups and vegetables, etc.) (easy-open cans)

December: 5th Grade – Canned meats and fish (easy-open cans); Canned vegetables, fruits and beans (easy-open cans); Shelf-stable milk, e.g. Parmalat; Coffee, tea

January: 4th Grade – Healthy soups (low sodium) (easy-open cans); Canned vegetables (easy-open cans); Pasta sauce
(plastic jars); Diapers (size 6)

February: 3rd grade – Canned chicken or tuna (easy-open cans); Large cereal boxes (low sugar); Brown rice

March: 2nd Grade – Canned fruits, vegetables, beans (easy-open cans); Dried beans (1 lb. bags); Pasta sauce (plastic
jars); Baby wipes

April: 1st grade – Boxed dinners; Mac and cheese; Dehydrated potatoes; Toiletries (toothpaste, soap, etc)

May: Kindergarten – Healthy snacks and granola bars, juice boxes, fruit cups; Large cereal boxes (low sugar)

June, July August: Everyone – Healthy, non-perishable foods; Toiletries and house-cleaning products; Diapers
(especially size 6) and baby wipes


Leaders: Sandi Lieb and Val Fox,

Fri, April 19 2024 11 Nisan 5784