As Jews, we are commanded to perform mitzvot. Among them is God’s instruction to do works of “Tikkun Olam”, or repairing the world. As the 2012 TSTI Conformation takes to the bimah next Shabbat 1 in every 5 New Jerseyan families will be going to bed hungry.
As part of Confirmation we are collecting food to support to the Interfaith Food Pantry of the Oranges, an interfaith effort across the country with a branch at TSTI. When we take to the bimah next Friday night for Confirmation we hope to be surrounded by cans of food to remind us that our Mitzvah is not over and we must continue to help.
Please donate whatever you can, but a bag full of goods on the attached list would directly impact the lives of at least 1 of the over 80 families that come to the food pantry every week. Just remember; “if you can’t feed a hundred people, then just feed one”.
IDEAL CONTENTS OF BAG OF FOOD
1 can soup
1 can of beans
1 can pasta meal, protein meal (pasta and beef, stew, etc)
1 can of tuna or other protein item
1 box pasta
1 jar pasta sauce
1 can green vegetables
1 can red/orange/yellow vegetable
1 can starchy vegetable (corn/potatoes)
1 jar peanut butter
1 jar jelly
1 box of cereal
1 packet dried milk
1 can fruit