The Giving Tree is our Society’s annual drive to collect food and other goods for a local charitable organization. This year, we are supporting the Center for Food Action in Bergen County, whose mission is to “prevent hunger and homelessness and improve the lives of individuals and families living in poverty.” New Jersey has nearly a million residents who suffer from hunger, about one-quarter of them are children and another quarter are senior-citizens. Find out more about this important organization.
The Center for Food Action collects and distributes more than $5 million worth of food annually. To get the maximum impact of our donations, we are collecting non-perishable cans, jars, and boxes of high-protein food. You may also donate a supermarket gift card or write a check to the Ethical Culture Society and put “Giving Tree” noted on the memo line.
The most needed items:
- Canned meat and fish
- Canned pastas, chili, stew, and hearty soups
- Canned tomatoes and vegetables
- Dried beans
- Peanut butter and jelly
- Shelf-stable milk
- Baby formula
Please ensure that all food donations are within expiration dates
Our deadline for collecting this food is the Winter Festival on Sunday, Dec. 15. You may bring your donations to the Society anytime until then.