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A Community Action Program to Feed Hungry Children Each Week.



What do we do?

One in six American children goes hungry across the United States at some point during the year. Many cannot afford to consistently purchase nutritious and wholesome food. Oftentimes, these children receive their only good meals at school. So what do they do when they don't have school? Backpack Buddies provides food for these children on weekends, to make sure that they stay nourished for the subsequent week. In addition to feeding the children, volunteering is a way to connect with the community here at Beth Shalom


How can you help?

Volunteers meet every Sunday morning to pack food to be delivered on Wednesday. We are always looking for packers or people to deliver the food to the schools. You can also donate food or make a donation of $180 to support a child for one whole year! Donations of food consist of Packages of Individual items-Non periable... protein(tuna, cheese), mac n cheese, protein bars, snacks of all kinds, and small boxes of juice.


Where do we accept food donations?

In the synagogue's lobby, we have a barrel where you can donate food. We accept single-serve, non-perishable items that can be easily opened. A full list of food is located on the barrel.


Which schools do we serve?

We are now delivering 100 meals each week to 3 elementary schools...Kingsley, Montclair and Woodward.



This is a real mitzvah program for our Synagogue to give back and participate in our community.

Click Here to view a wonderful article about this program from DeKalb county.



If you are interested in participating, please call or e-mail

Backpack Buddies chairlady, Terrie Bryan



To make a donation Click Here

Wed, June 19 2024 13 Sivan 5784