High Holiday Community Food Drives

Illustration: High Holidays 5781. Purple Background with apples, honey post and bees.

Adat Reyim
Supporting: Ecumenical Community Helping Others (ECHO)

Contact: mbhallll@yahoo.com

  • Food Items (listed in order of priority): Box Rice, Sugar/Flour, Pasta, Beans, Canned Vegetables, Canned Soup, Canned Meat, Margarine/Butter, Eggs, Sliced Bread, Tuna, Spaghetti Sauce, Muffin Mix, Macaroni and Cheese, Jelly, Canned Tomatoes, Pancake Syrup, Salsa, Salad Dressing, Juice (family size), Tea/Coffee
  • Personal Care Items: Laundry Detergent, Razors, Shampoo/Conditioner, OTC Pain/Flu/Cold Medicines for Children and Adults, Hand/Body Lotion, Sanitary Pads, Baby Wipes
  • Select Clothing Items: Children’s Winter Clothing (please, no summer clothing), Children’s and Teen’s Tennis Shoes and Boots, New Socks (All sizes), New Underwear (All sizes) – URGENT NEED – Shoes for Boys Youth Size 1-6 & Men’s Size 7-10 – URGENT NEED – Shoes for Girls Youth Size 2-5 & Women’s Size 6-8
  • School Supplies: One subject College rule spiral notebooks, Backpacks for grades K & 1, and 9 – 12 Paper Folders Prong and No-Prong Red Pens Primary writing pads, Drawing pads, Construction paper

» Sunday September 13 | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM | Parking lot 

Beth El Hebrew Congregation
Supporting: ALIVE!
, the largest safety net for those in need in Alexandria. Since the beginning of the pandemic, ALIVE! has been providing food throughout the city. They are no longer accepting food donations, but monetary donations can go farther.
Contact: schaffer4@gmail.com
Collecting: Monetary donations

Beth Shalom Temple
Supporting: Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank
Contact: bst@cindygreen.com
Collecting: Non-perishable food items
» Sunday, September 13 | 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
» Sunday, October 4 | 1:00 -3:00 PM

B’nai Israel Congregation
Supporting: Manna Food Center Project Isaiah.
Contact: sarahj@bnaiisraelcong.org

Collecting: Non-perishable products. For members of B’nai Israel Congregation only.
» Tuesday, September 22 | 3:00 – 5:00 PM
» Wednesday, September 23 | 3:00 – 5:00 PM
» Thursday, September 24 | 4:00 – 6:00 PM

B’nai Tzedek
Supporting: Shepherd’s Table

Contact: adinahbraun@gmail.com
B’nai Tzedek is requesting donations of wrapped plastic ware and a can or box of non-perishable food to be donated to Shepherd’s Table and Manna as part of our annual high holiday food drive. (When wrapping plastic wear – napkin, fork, knife, spoon – please use a mask and gloves, put in a sealable plastic bag labeled with the number of sets of plastic wear in the bag.)
» Drop off at the synagogue building through Yom Kippur. Collection bins will be in the lobby.

Congregation Etz Hayim
Supporting: AFAC

Contact: elisa_rosman@yahoo.com
Collecting: Low sugar cereal, peanut butter, low sodium soup, canned tomato products, plain pasta, and canned veggies and fruit
» Sunday, September 13 | 1:00 – 5:00 PM | Located in the Congregation Etz Hayim parking lot (social distancing and masks required)

Congregation Olam Tikvah
Supporting: Ecumenical Community Helping Others (ECHO)
Contact: edreyfuss@olamtikvah.org
Collecting: Canned vegetables, canned fruit, tortillas,,salsa, BBQ sauce, instant potatoes (box), soup, crackers, beans,, salad dressing, peanut butter, jelly, dry pasta (please no spaghetti), canned/bottled juice, coffee/tea, laundry detergent, cleaning supplies, children’s summer clothes, new socks (all sizes), children’s tennis shoes/sandals, new underwear (all sizes). Please keep in mind that the recipients are usually transient and do not have the ability to store large quantities.
» Sunday, September 27 | 10:00am-12:00pm

Congregation Or Chadash
Supporting: Manna Food Bank
Contact: orchadashadmin@gmail.com
Collecting: Non-perishable products
» Drop off food between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

Hill Havurah
Supporting: East of the River Mutual Aid Network  for residents in Wards 7 and 8
Contact: serdreich@hotmail.com
Collecting: Diapers, hand sanitizer, and the following food items: 14 oz. can of corn 1 – 14 oz. can of string beans 1 – 14 oz. can of lima beans 1 – 14 oz. can of black beans 1 – 14 oz. can of kidney beans 1 can of pasta sauce 2 – 7 oz. boxes of macaroni and cheese 1 – 16 oz. box of pasta 1 – 6 oz. can tuna or chicken 1 breakfast item (box of cereal, jars of peanut and/or jelly, oatmeal, or grits).
» September 17 and 18 | Families can drop off diapers, hand sanitizer, or food when they pick up their High Holiday packages at Reformation (212 E. Capitol St., NE)
» September 25, 26, or 27 | between 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM | Donations can be dropped off on at the homes of Sarah Erdreich (at 1358 D St., SE) or Sig Cohen (at 125 Tenn. Ave., NE).

The Lutheran Church of the Reformation’s Food Pantry (at 212 E. Capitol St. NE), to which Hill Havurah traditionally donates food during the High Holidays, is currently closed due to COVID-19. Instead, you may donate $25 Safeway or Giant gift cards to the pantry throughout the month of September to distribute to community members most in need. 

Kol Shalom, Rockville
Supporting: Manna Food Center
Contact: deb@kolshalom.com
Collecting: Monetary donations

Machar, The Washington Congregation for Secular Humanistic Judaism
Supporting: Manna Food Center
Contact: administrator@machar.org
Collecting: Monetary donations

Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation
Supporting: Cornerstones
Contact: SocialAction@nvhcreston.org
Collecting: Nonperishable food items, and in particular the needs are: dry beans, lentils, rice, quinoa, cooking oil, vinegar,and canned meats. Household and personal care items including, dish soap, detergent, shampoo, toothpaste, and toilet paper.
» Sunday, September 20 | 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
» Tuesday, September 22 | 2:00 – 7:00 PM
» Wednesday, Septmber 23 | 2:00 – 7:00 PM
» Thursday, September 24 | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
» Sunday, September 27 | 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
» Monday, September 28 | 10:00 AM – 5:00PM
Drop off the items in the pod located in the parking lot of NVHC. 

Pozez Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia
Supporting: Food for Others
Contact: laurie.albert@theJ.org
Jam the J-Trolley Non-Perishable Food and Personal Care Items Drive*
Bring non-perishable food and personal care items to the J to help us Jam the J-Trolley and donate these items to those in need in Fairfax County. We hope you will open your heart and support this collection for those in our county who are going without.
* Suggested non-perishable foods include: Canned chicken, canned chili, canned fruit, rice, spaghetti sauces, and cardboard boxes.
* Suggested personal care items include: Toothpaste/Toothbrushes, deodorant and lotions, diapers & baby wipes, feminine hygiene products, adult incontinence underwear, laundry & dish detergent, household cleaners, paper towels & toilet paper.
» Items can be dropped off every Wednesday between 3:30 – 5:30 PM

Jewish Community Food Drive for Yad Yehuda
Supporting: Yad Yehuda
Yad Yehuda of Greater Washington is in need of non-perishable items to stock the shelves of the Capital Kosher Pantry, the area’s only kosher food pantry. Federation is proud to co-sponsor the Jewish Community Food Drive for Yad Yehuda, together with Edlavitch DCJCC, Adas Israel Congregation, American Friends of Lubavich, DC Minyan, Kesher Israel, Ohev Shalom, Rosh Pina, and Tifereth Israel Congregation.
» Sunday, September 13  |  11:00 AM – 1:00 PM in the Edlavitch DCJCC Parking Lot (masks and distancing required). Items can also be dropped off at any of these locations.