Temple B’nai Abraham‘s Social Action Committee is responding to the urgent need for donations of non-perishable foods and other staples St. Philomena’s Church in Livingston and their tireless community outreach person, Sister Barbara Thomas, who has organized CHOW (Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse). Through this effort, necessary items are being collected from numerous local congregations, groups and businesses and stored at St. Philomena’s. From there, they are distributed to soup kitchens and food pantries in Newark, Orange and East Orange. Open to families on a drop-in basis, the St. Philomena warehouse serves local residents as well. We will also make deliveries to the kosher food pantry housed at Oheb Shalom congregation in South Orange, in addition to our donations to CHOW.

The TBA Food Drive will be accepting generous donations until Wednesday, June 15. Drop off will be weekdays between 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM. Lou Greenspan is the Food Drive Chair. Check out items most needed by CHOW listed below. Collection carts will be set up at both TBA entrances. Bring the items to synagogue, or fill a grocery bag a few times over the coming weeks. Please contact Rabbi Kulwin if you prefer to participate in the food drive by making a monetary donation toward the purchase of most-needed items. Items for food collection (UNOPENED, UNEXPIRED  packages only): canned tuna peanut butter , paper napkins , toilet tissue , paper towels, breakfast cereal, condiments ,canned beans ,dried beans, pasta, rice (white & brown) ,pasta sauces ,macaroni & cheese ,powdered milk , canned fruit, canned vegetables, baby food and jelly & jam. For further information, please contact the temple office at 973-994-2290 or visit the TBA website at www.tbanj.org