Backpack Buddies Fights Food Insecurity One Household At A Time
Backpack Buddies is a nationwide volunteer effort that acts locally to fight food insecurity. Children from families who live at or near the federal poverty level are eligible for free or reduced breakfast and lunch on school days. Temple Shaaray Tefila helps provide families in our neighborhood with necessary weekend nourishment.
How We Help
Every other Wednesday afternoon, congregants of all ages pack backpacks with food. Each family receives enough food for two days worth of breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. These backpacks are then picked up and delivered by local partner organizations in East Harlem, including the Association to Benefit Children and LSA Family Health Service.