As well as a service which focused on the Jewish response to hunger and poverty issues was created and included readings, meditiation, and music. The entire Jewish community was invited and encouraged to bring non-perishable canned goods to be donated to a local food bank.
The congregation established programs occuring throughout the year focusing on anti-hunger and poverty.
Congregation B'nai Israel's Social Action Committee in Sacremento, California started "The Ha'Motzi Project," a congregational initiative to participate in anti-hunger projects and awareness. Some projects include a donating quarters for a congregrant's Bar Mitzvah project to go to support Ethiopian Jewry hunger relief. There was an option of checking off on the reservation card of a congregation sponsored meal such as a Brotherhood brunch or Shabbat dinner to contribute 3% of the cost to Mazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger.