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Beth Shalom has started a Community Action program called the Backpack Buddies’ Program to feed hungry children each week.  We are partnering with Kingsley Elementary School, a Title 1 school, where children receive free breakfast and/or free lunch each day.  Unfortunately, many of these children have little or nothing to eat over the weekends and their next real meal may be Monday morning when they return to school.

Each week we will pack at the synagogue 16 single serve, non-perishable items (6 meals) and deliver them to the school on Thursday.  On Friday, the counselor will put the food in a backpack provided by Beth Shalom for the children to take home for the weekend.  We plan to feed up to 50 children weekly.

How can you help?  We need volunteers to pick up food from the Atlanta Food Bank and retail outlets (when necessary)….assist in packing the food….and to deliver the food to  Kingsley Elementary. And of course, we will need funds to support the program.  Any donation is greatly appreciated and can be sent to the Office with a notation that it is for Backpack Buddies. You may wish to support one child for the entire school year for $180.

This is a real mitzvah program for our Synagogue to give back and participate in our community.  If you are interested in participating, please call or e-mail Samra or Ronald Robbins as they are co-chairing the Backpack Buddies’ program.

Samra….(912) 844-9127 or

Ronald…(912) 272-6245 or

Tue, September 25 2018 16 Tishrei 5779