Beth Shalom donates food from annual holiday drive

October 12, 2003

Beth Shalom Congregation of Taylorsville has donated 1,680 pounds of food to Carroll County Food Sunday from its annual food drive between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

The synagogue has also contributed to the food bank, as of Wednesday, an additional 220 pounds of food collected from a year-round food drive. The congregation donated 1,410 pounds of food during last year's High Holy Days.

The food drive is tied to the traditional Yom Kippur observance, in which Jewish people fast from sundown to sundown. Members donate food to CCFS to help feed those whose hunger is neither a religious or voluntary choice.

"We who enjoy the blessings of abundant nourishing food have an obligation to share our blessings with those who do not have the same supply," Rabbi Amy Scheinerman said in a written statement.

The congregation said its food drive is the second-largest for Carroll County Food Sunday, topped only by the county Boy Scouts' annual collection.

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