High Holy Days Food Drive


The annual High Holy Days Food Drive is a tradition at Temple Shalom. Our beneficiaries are the Jewish Family Service (JFS) Food Pantry and the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB). These worthy organizations serve our local communities. Now, more than ever, food banks are experiencing a higher need for physical and financial donations as many of our neighbors have been severely impacted by COVID-19.

Last year, one out of every six neighbors in North Texas were food insecure. Due to the economic impact of COVID-19, there has been a 98% increase in demand from local food banks.

NTFB’s new 2020-21 fiscal year goal includes distributing 105 million meals as they continue to assess, experience, and respond to the impact of Coronavirus in our community.

Thanks to community support, 95% of the JFS Food Pantry clients reported receiving at least two meals per day preventing hunger in the North Dallas area.

NTFB represents our commitment to serving the hungry and food insecure among us, both throughout North Texas and right here in our neighborhood. We have the following ways for our congregants to

Virtual Food Drive – Supporting North Texas Food Bank

To make an online donation to the Temple VFD, please visit

NTFB Giving Link:  https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/temple-shalom

You can also make online donations directly to JFS Food Bank at

JFS Giving Link: bit.ly/JFSDONATE  (please type Temple Shalom HHD Food Drive in the notes box)

    Please note, you will receive a tax-deductible acknowledgment from NTFB or JFS.

The virtual food drive begins on September 1 and ends November 1.

     Please consider a financial donation equal to the amount of money you would spend on food to feed your family for a typical day. Our goal is to raise $4,000 in this year’s High Holy Days Food Drive to provide 12,000 meals to hungry families in our area.


Drive Thru Food Drive

Sunday, November 1
11:00am – 3:30pm

Beneficiary:  Network of Community Ministries

Location:  Temple Shalom Alpha Rd. Parking Lot

Please place donations in trunk for volunteers to collect.

Current Food Pantry Needs:

  • Baking Goods (Flour, Sugar, Oil)
  • Bisquick, Jiffy Mix
  • Canned Fruit (any variety)
  • Jelly, Jams, and Spreads
  • Canned chicken, chili, tuna, etc.
  • Canned Beans, Pasta
  • Cereal, Granola Bars
  • Healthy Snack Choices for kids

* In keeping with Temple Shalom’s sustainability goals, we ask that you use paper bags or boxes for your food donations. Please consider donating health-friendly foods from the recommended list, including plant-based items and vegetables. (CLICK HERE FOR LIST)

Founded in 1985, Network began when several churches and community organizations came together to form an alliance to assist families in need, and thus the term “Network” of Community Ministries was born. Today, Network is a non-denominational, community-based organization serving nearly 9,000 individuals annually in seven Dallas zip codes.  For more information:  https://thenetwork.org/