“This is the fast I want – share your food with those who are hungry!”
(Isaiah 58)

Every day, families in our own neighborhood live with hunger because of circumstances beyond their control. On Yom Kippur, Jewish tradition directs us to deny ourselves food for one day. Hopefully, this moves us to better appreciate the privilege of skipping meals by choice and makes us more viscerally aware of the challenge faced by those who live throughout the year without enough to eat. Let us transform our pangs of hunger into meaningful action.

Our Backpack Buddies partner families at LSA Family Health Service (LSA) and ABC (Association to Benefit Children) are in even greater need since the onset of COVID-19. Support this year’s High Holy Days Food Drive and help address food insecurity in our community.

How can I help?

Order shelf-stable food to fill backpacks for Backpack Buddies from Amazon or Costco and have the order sent to:
Backpack Buddies
c/o Temple Shaaray Tefila
250 East 79th Street
New York, NY 10075

Make a gift to Backpack Buddies (choose Backpack Buddies from the dropdown menu)