SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Temple Sha'arey Shalom, a reform congregation in Springfield, continued its long-running partnership with the Bridges organization earlier this month.
Temple members and two troops of girl scouts came together to pack bagged lunches for charity. The bags are then packed up and stored before being donated to the needy in the New York and New Jersey metropolitan area.
Sha'arey Shalom has previously worked to bag lunches for bridges in the past, and has also sent volunteers on donation runs.
Bridges, which was founded in 1988, serves New York, Newark and Irvington on weekly food and clothing drop-off runs. Started by Geoff and Ginger Worden, the charity initially started by handing out food and clothing to the homeless community under the Brooklyn Bridge, hence the name.
The organization, which is based in Summit also has a local help day every friday. Along with the community runs, Bridges also provides case management support for Newark residents.