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Clipping Coupons

Synagogue members cut coupons to donate to agencies that purchase food for the needy.

Community Contact Information:
Temple Sinai
Roslyn Heights, NY
www.templesinairoslyn.com

Goals:

  • Assist local food agencies in purchasing supplies to feed the hungry.
  • Foster awareness of issues of hunger.
  • Engage congregants in an ongoing project.

Overview:
Preparation:
The social action committee raises awareness of the project through notices in the newsletter and messages from the bimah.

Project Implementation:
Congregants save coupons that they are not using and bring them to the synagogue office for collection. A member of the social action committee is assigned to deliver the coupons to a local agency that purchases food for the needy. Since most coupons have expiration dates, they must be collected every two weeks.

Results:
Using coupons, local food agencies are given greater selection of groceries to give their service population. Congregants have the satisfaction of using a few minutes of their time to help feed the hungry.