From time to time, we announce a collection of specific items such as clothing for Midnight Run or school supplies for the Lois Bronz Children's Center or housewares for the Domestic Abuse Task Force. We appreciate the generosity of our congregants but we must ask that you not bring in items that are not the subject of a currently announced collection. Much as we would love to have them, we simply do not have the space or resources they require.
Food of the Month
The Food Cart greets you as you enter the Religious School lobby to remind us that at Woodlands we care deeply about the issue of hunger in our community. Drop in a non-perishable healthy food item as you pass or send one in with your Religious School child.
Who's the Mensch of the Month?
Each month a Religious School Grade will take charge of the Food Cart by decorating the cart to help inspire donations and of course, help fill it with nutritious food.
September - Low-sugar cereal boxes, granola bars, juice boxes, fruit cups
Mensch of the Month 7th Grade
October - Canned meats, fish and beans (especially black beans and chickpeas)
Mensch of the Month Academy Students
November - Thanksgiving non-perishable foods
Mensch of the Month 6th Grade
December - Healthy snacks and large low-sugar cereal boxes
Mensch of the Month 5th Grade
January - Brown rice and rice mixes, whole wheat pasta
Mensch of the Month 4th Grade
February - Canned meats, fish and beans (especially black beans and chickpeas)
Mensch of the Month 3rd Grade
March - Low-sugar cereal boxes, granola bars, juice boxes, fruit cups
Mensch of the Month 2nd Grade
April - Canned tomatoes, fruits and vegetables
Mensch of the Month 1st Grade
May - Healthy snacks and large low-sugar cereal boxes
Mensch of the Month Kindergarten
June/July/August - Healthy non-perishable food
Food Cart donations support our Social Action programs, such as the Breakfast Run, as well as food pantries at Hudson Valley Community Services and at Greenburgh's Theodore D. Young Community Center.
Please note that we can not donate expired food so please check the expiration date of items you donate.