Union for Reform Judaism Member Congregation


Food Drive 2015

UT members at the 2015 Food Drive in front of Key Food on 7th Avenue

UT volunteers collected food, toiletries and money from holiday shoppers at the Key Food on Seventh Avenue at Carroll Street on Saturday, November 22 for the benefit of CHIPS (Christian Help in Park Slope) which provides meals for the homeless on 4th Avenue.  Organized by the UT Social Action Committee the volunteers worked in 2 hours shifts. A friendly approach and an informational flyer helped get across the message. The shoppers were asked to buy non-perishable foods like tuna, fruit, soup, peanut butter, canned vegetables, mac & cheese, cereal, pasta, rice, drinks, powered milk, and baby formula and toiletries including soap, shampoo, detergent, first aid supplies, paper products and toothpaste. They responded generously, with many people buying large packages and many items.  We broke our record by the end of the 5 hour drive and filled an SUV!