PROJECT ISAIAH – SECOND HARVEST VIRTUAL FOOD DRIVE

The cost of living remains one of the most difficult aspects of living in Silicon Valley – households shouldn’t have to choose between paying bills or eating healthy food. Your financial contributions are needed!
Nutritious food is the foundation for a healthy, active life.

Second Harvest’s buying power and use of volunteer workers allows  them to deliver two nutritious meals for every dollar donated. For many  donors, donations will be tax-deductible and/or qualify for matching  donations from their employers.

When the Rabbis speak about Tzedakah, they use phrases such as “your  brother.”  They do so as a reminder that those in need must be treated  as family members rather than as people who are wholly other.

In Judaism there is no such thing as “those people,” for we all are G-d’s children.

We live in an extremely wealthy area, but many can’t meet basic needs such as food, housing and clothing.  Seeing one’s children hungry is  painful.

HUNGER HURTS

LET’S HEED ISAIAH’S CALL.  PLEASE make your generous donation to Second Harvest by Kol Nidre/Yom Kippur.

  • SHFB can purchase:  Infant formula, baby foods, diapers, soap,  toothpaste, toothbrushes, dental floss; Canned food: tuna, soups, fruit, beans, vegetables, juices pastas, macaroni, rice, beans, cereals,  crackers, chickens, bread etc.  Fresh vegetables and fruits.

Together, we can fulfill a mitzvah and make a huge difference in our  community.  Second Harvest Food Bank provides food to needy people in  our community. Most are families with dependent children or seniors on  fixed incomes.  This service is about more than sustenance.  It is about delivering dignity and healthful foods.  Food Bank is careful with its  resources to help people maintain their health.

Let’s give money so Second Harvest can buy lots of good food at their discount rate

To donate with a check, please write Congregation Beth David in the memo and make your check payable to Second Harvest of Silicon Valley. Mail to: Second Harvest of Silicon Valley, Attn: Donations Department, 4001 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95134.

Click here to for information about other ways to donate, such as with stock.

If you work for an employer who matches your donations, please request a match

“THIS IS MY CHOSEN FAST…SHARE YOUR BREAD WITH THE HUNGRY, TAKE  THE HOMELESS INTO YOUR HOME.  CLOTHE THE NAKED WHEN YOU SEE HIM, DO NOT  TURN FROM PEOPLE IN NEED.” 

 – Yom Kippur Haftorah, Isaiah I