KS Food Drive & Holiday Cheer Project

In place of our traditional KS Mitzvah Day, this year we will be holding a Drive-Thru Food Drive during which we will also be collecting gift cards for Holiday Cheer. Read about the Drive-Thru Food Drive for Open Table and the Holiday Cheer Project below.

Drive-Thru Food Drive for Open Table

This Thanksgiving, there are far too many who are without work, without family, or lacking the resources to celebrate the most New England of meals. Open Table, our local food pantry, is all about providing food for those in need—and this year the need is greater than ever. 

As Jews, we are called to heal the world. The simple gift of food is itself a healing act. Without getting out of your car, KS members can make a difference—by donating to our annual Food Drive. This year is about simplicity and giving. Just sign-up, pick-up, and drop-off at KS.

Open Table needs to supply 200 Thanksgiving “Holiday Splurge Kits” for their clients. Each kit contains 30 individual grocery items (cranberry sauce, gravy mix, stuffing, quick bread mixes, spices, pumpkin puree, nuts, sparkling drinks, etc.) for making a complete Thanksgiving holiday meal. 

By providing every grocery item on our list, our community will be able to complete 24 “Holiday Splurge Kits.” All monetary donations will be used to purchase additional “high demand” grocery items for Open Table.

  1. KS members, please see the Weekly email to sign-up to purchase food items and for directions on drop-off.

2. If you are unable to join us, making an online monetary donations of any amount ($5 and up) to KS’s Food Insecurity Fund will directly support Open Table’s Thanksgiving Food Drive.

3. Upon arrival at KS, a masked volunteer will unload your donation from your trunk. hank you for your support!

Holiday Cheer Project

Again this season, Kerem Shalom has committed to participating in the Holiday Cheer Project, which supports children whose families are impacted by sexual or domestic violence and are receiving services through Voices Against Violence, administered by the South Middlesex Opportunity Council in Framingham. 

KS members, please sign up to sponsor a child (or children), whom you can shop for online or by purchasing gift cards. To sponsor a child, please see the Weekly email for instructions on signing up.

Gift cards to support the Holiday Cheer project can be dropped off at the Food Drive.

Thank you for your support!