The DJC is continuing its relationship with the Bethany Church Food Bank and bringing non-perishable items to the following services and events would be greatly appreciated by the 70 families who depend on the food bank every week: December 11 Chanukah Celebration, January 22 Shabbat Shira, February 6 All-Ages Morning Shabbat Service, March 24 Purim Celebration, March 26 Earth Hour event, April 2 Shabbat Morning Service, and June 17 Pride Shabbat service.
Canned fruits and vegetables, canned protein [meat, fish, beans, etc], infant formula, diapers for children and senior adults, cat and dog food, and supermarket gift cards for the purchase of milk and fresh produce are always needed. Toiletry items and any other staples are welcomed as well.
The church has a separate bank account for the Food Bank to cover the costs of skid deliveries and ingredients for the hot lunches they serve every week. All labour is done by volunteers, so any cheques written to Bethany with FOOD BANK on the memo line will ensure 100% of the money donated goes into this account.