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5th annual Supermarket Sweep foodraiser presented by Women`s Philanthropy Jewsish Federation Greater MetroWest, NJ

to benefit the Jewish Family service of central nj kosher food pantry - elizabeth
and bobrow kosher food pantry of oheb shalom - south orange

5th annual Supermarket Sweep foodraiser presented by Women`s Philanthropy Jewsish Federation Greater MetroWest, NJ

Supermarket Sweep foodraiser

The goal of the Supermarket Sweep FOODRAISER is to engage the Greater Metrowest Jewish community in the fulfillment of tikkun olam through helping to provide food for the hungry.

The JFS Kosher Food Pantry in Elizabeth and Bobrow Kosher Food Pantry of Oheb Shalom in South Orange together served an unprecedented number of people this year. On average they are serving 400-500 individuals a month. The pantries have received over 1,000 requests and were served emergency food this past year. With emergency food requests increasing and government funding decreasing, our Kosher Food Pantries need your donations to keep stocked.

The beneficiaries of the Kosher Food Pantry Programs include poor single parents and multi-challenged families, the unemployed, underemployed, the homeless, the isolated and the frail elderly. All recipients have demonstrated financial need.

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Guidelines for Supermarket Sweep FOODRAISER:
Sunday, March 9, 2014

LOGISITICS

  • Using a list of Pantry requested food items and accepted kosher symbols, participants shop at the ShopRite in Clark between 2-4 p.m. for as much kosher non-perishable food as they would like to donate.
  • Wherever possible, participants will bring the food that they have purchased to be donated to their local Kosher Food Pantry in Elizabeth or South Orange.
  • At 4:30 p.m. we will convene at our local Kosher Food Pantry and celebrate our successful day with pizza and refreshments. In addition, contest winner prizes and door prizes will be given.
  • Registration fee is $5/team. A team is self-defined – it can be an individual or a group of any size.

THE CONTESTwhat makes this fun to do!

  • Families, individuals or groups pre-register their “team.” A team consists of any self-identified entity of one or more persons. For example: a family can be a team, a class accompanied by a teacher or a class parent can be a team, an individual who would like to participate on his/her own or with a friend can be a team.
  • Teams with the GREATEST PERCENTAGE OF SAVINGS on their purchase can win 1st, 2nd, or 3rd prize gift cards to Target. (Savings increase and maximize with the use of coupons and circulars).
  • The ORGANIZATION with the greatest representation in teams will win a donation to their library. Organizations are identified during the registration process.
5th annual Supermarket Sweep foodraiser presented by Women`s Philanthropy Jewsish Federation Greater MetroWest, NJ

Co-Chairs


Elyse Deutsch
Kimberly Ginsberg
Dani Belson Kahn
Becky Sturchio
Janice Weinberg
5th annual Supermarket Sweep foodraiser presented by Women`s Philanthropy Jewsish Federation Greater MetroWest, NJ

Co-Sponsors

Co-sponsorships currently being accepted. Contact Debra Levenstein dlevenstein@jfedgmw.org or (908) 288-2427.

Adath Shalom
B’nai Brith Youth Organization
B'nai Shalom
Congregation Anshe Chesed
Congregation of Beth Israel
JCC of Central NJ
Jewish Educational Center
Jewish Family Service of Central NJ
Jewish Family Service of MetroWest
Oheb Shalom Congregation
Rachel Coalition
Temple Beth O'r/Beth Torah
Temple Beth El-Mekor Chayim
Temple B'nai Or
Temple Emanu-El
Westfield Hadassah
YM-YWHA of Union County

5th annual Supermarket Sweep foodraiser presented by Women`s Philanthropy Jewsish Federation Greater MetroWest, NJ

Supermarket Sweep foodraiser

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Shopping List

Suggested Items

1. Tuna fish (5 oz)
2. Canned soup
3. Canned vegetables – all varieties
4. Canned fruit (not in syrup please) or applesauce
5. Canned beans
6. Boxed pasta
7. Marinara/tomato sauce
8. Instant rice/potatoes
9. Cereal (no high sugar cereals please)
10. Peanut butter
11. Jam/jelly
12. Crackers (saltines/graham/Wheat Thins)
13. Dry/evaporated milk
14. Tea bags or instant coffee
15. Ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise
16. Cooking oil
17. Cleaning products (only JFS Kosher Food Pantry, Elizabeth)

Suggested Passover Items (please, only two Passover items per team)

1. Grape juice
2. Applesauce
3. Gefilte fish (jars only)
4. Tuna fish (5 oz)
5. Canned soup
6. Canned fruit
7. Canned vegetables
8. Matzo
9. Passover pasta
10. Passover spaghetti sauce
11. Passover ketchup
12. Passover jelly
13. Macaroons

These are the acceptable heckshers (kosher symbols) for both Kosher Food Pantries. All foods should have one of these heckshers on the package.
Kosher Symbols
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