Food Drives

High Holy Day Food Drive

Hunger never takes a holiday. As we prepare for the High Holidays, it is easy to forget about those who are unable to feast before Kol Nidre or break their Yom Kippur fast with a full meal on the table. The JFS Food Pantry, in conjunction with congregations across the KC metro work year long to make sure families have access to the food they need. At this time Congregation Beth Torah, led by our youth, leads the charge against hunger. Please pick up your HHD Food Drive bags from Beth Torah youth during Rosh Hashanah and bring them back by Sukkot!

There are a variety of volunteer opportunities available in connection with the High Holiday Food Drive. If you or someone you know wants to volunteer, please call (913) 730-1410 or email

For more information about the Food Pantry, please contact Jo Hickey, JFS Food Pantry Director at (913) 327-8257 or email her at

High Holy Day Food Drive

With your amazing generosity, Beth Torah brought in 6,722.4 pounds of food donations for the 5774 High Holy Day Food Drive! BTTY members pose in front of this fantastic demonstration of loving kindness and dedication to mitzvot. Mazel tov to the youth group for facilitating another wonderful food drive.

Help Stock the Beth Torah Kitchen!

Our kitchen is a great gathering place to prepare meals and desserts for organizations like reStart and Beth Torah programs.  To continue and expand these activities, volunteers developed a wish list to stock our kitchen with supplies for cooking and baking.  

Please consider donating one or more of the following items to the Beth Torah kitchen.  Please only donate new items.  The list is also available on the Beth Torah website, which will be updated as items are received.  Thank you!  

Hand mixer
Mix master
30 Quart standing mixer
Measuring cups and spoons
Anti-slip mats
Spatulas (plastic & metal)
Scrub sponges
Can opener
Chef knives
Knife sharpener
Skillets with high sides
8 Quart soup pot
Large spoons, both slotted and non slotted
Pot holders