Two Wayne congregations join drive to help stock pantry for the needy
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Two Wayne congregations join drive to help stock pantry for the needy

Shomrei Torah and Temple Beth Tikvah are sponsoring High Holy Days non-perishable food and basic necessities drives, to help the Wayne Interfaith Network and other local charities alleviate ongoing hunger and other needs in Wayne Township. 

The synagogues join Conservative and Reform congregations throughout the United States in a national effort to fight hunger and help those less fortunate. (This year, Rosh Hashanah is from sundown on Sunday, September 9, through Tuesday, September 11, and Yom Kippur begins at sundown on Tuesday, September 18, and goes through Wednesday, September 19.) Donations can be dropped off at either Wayne shul during the weekdays leading up to and between these holidays. Shomrei Torah: 30 Hinchman Ave.; Temple Beth Tikvah: 950 Preakness Ave.

Especially helpful items include hot and cold cereal, canned chicken/tuna/salmon, rice, canned vegetables and fruit, juice, cooking oil, ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, canned or bottled pasta sauce, mac & cheese, pancake mix and syrup, peanut butter, jelly/jam, toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, napkins, cleaning products, and personal care products (shampoo, toothpaste, etc.). All food donations should be non-perishable. Items should be regular sizes (not super sizes) and in non-glass containers when possible. Check expiration dates.

The Wayne Interfaith Network is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization that operates a pantry for Wayne area citizens. The WIN volunteers come from synagogues and other organizations in Wayne. For more information, go to winfoodpantry.org.

Temple Beth Tikvah’s social action committee coordinates its High Holy Days project and Shomrei Torah works under the auspices of Operation Isaiah. Call Shomrei Torah, (973) 696-2500, or Temple Beth Tikvah, (973) 595-6565.

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