Thanks to the generosity of two anonymous donors, your donations to the HHD Tzedakah Project for Family Kitchen and to our High Holy Days Fund are being matched up to $5,000 each! While your gifts go to your designated choices, the matching donations from our generous benefactors are going to our General Fund, supporting all of TBT’s other good works.
This year’s Tzedakah drive is in honor of the many TBT members and friends who give generously of their time to work at Family Kitchen. Each month Family Kitchen provides more than 14,000 meals to the hungry. We are grateful to participate in their work and hope you will help out by donating to our Tzedakah drive.
We also designate a TBT fund for special High Holy Days giving each year. This year we have chosen our High Holy Days Fund.
Guided by the belief that nobody should go hungry, Family Kitchen has been providing free meals to anyone in need since 1986. Today Family Kitchen continues as an outstanding ecumenical and community effort serving over 14,000 meals each month as part of their mission “to serve anyone who needs nutritious meals in a safe and caring environment.”
Onsite lunches are provided five days a week and hot dinners are served three days per week. In addition to onsite meal service, Family Kitchen delivers fresh to-go meals to: Bend Shelter, Sisters Cold Weather Shelter, Stepping Stone Shelter, COVO Camp Check-ins, Redmond Collective’s Aid Event, Peace Kitchen Outreach, and to low-income housing. In 2022, Family Kitchen provided 133,472 meals!
Temple Beth Tikvah has worked with Family Kitchen since 2015 – cooking and serving dinners from 2015 through mid-2019, when the pandemic halted our participation, and resuming our service on the lunch shift this past January. Our TBT volunteers have helped to make nearly 7,000 meals in that time!
We ask you to please help Temple Beth Tikvah’s outreach effort by donating to our High Holy Days Tzedakah drive in support of Family Kitchen. Click here to donate to our High Holy Days Tzedakah drive.
TBT’s High Holy Days Fund:
The High Holy Days bring the largest numbers of our members together to celebrate services. They also attract the highest number of non-affiliated families into our community and contribute to the size of our growing congregation. During the High Holy Days we incur additional expenses for cantorial soloists and musicians and for multiple events including our Tashlich by the river and Break the Fast. Your donation to the High Holy Days Fund helps us prepare for our current and future needs.