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Good Deeds (Mitzvah) Week

April 11-18, 2021

This year's "Good Deeds Day" is spread over a whole week, and the focus is on food insecurity. 

We have chosen to support two school-oriented food initiatives, The South Lakes High School food pantry and Helping Hungry Kids. More information on each, including their lists of most needed items, are below.

To participate, just drop off donated items at Congregation Beth Emeth at the following days & times -- if the weather cooperates, collection bins will be outside; otherwise a staff member will be available to let you into the lobby for contactless drop-off (just drop by, no scheduling email required):

  • Sunday, April 11, 12:30-1:30 PM (You can take advantage to order from Shouk and pick up 12:30-1:00!)
  • Tuesday,  April 13, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
  • Wednesday, April 14, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
  • DROPOFF DATE/TIME ADDED! Sunday, April 18, 10:30 AM-1:30 PM

If you have a child who attends any of the schools involved, we are looking for a liaison to help connect with the organizers to know when & where we can deliver the food, and if desired to be a liaison for additional CBE donation drives. Email if you can help.


South Lakes High School Food Pantry

The SLHS PTSA Food Pantry is available for students and families in the SLHS Pyramid. Needed items:

Food: Pasta sauce, Canned tomatoes, Pasta, Dry rice and beans, Cereal and Oatmeal, Oil (smaller bottles), Peanut butter, Crackers, Microwave popcorn, Granola bars, Canned fruit/applesauce, Canned tuna, Canned veggies

Toiletries: Bar soap, Toilet Paper (we break up packages into 1 roll/bag), Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Shampoo, Deodorant, Maxi pads


Helping Hungry Kids

Helping Hungry Kids was started in Reston in 2009 and their services have expanded significantly during the pandemic. Their goal is to provide packs to local elementary school children who lack enough food on weekends and during breaks. They also donate more than 1,200 snacks each week for children who are often too hungry to focus on learning. Schools served include: Aldrin, Armstrong, Clearview, Coates, Cub Run, Dogwood, Forest Edge, Hunters Woods, Lake Anne, London Towne, and Terraset.

Needed items:

  • Individual packets of oatmeal any flavor, any brand
  • Mac n cheese box, any brand
  • Pudding cups, any flavor
  • Apple sauce, any flavor
  • Microwave pop corn
  • Ramen or other brand noodles
  • Chef Boyardee cups, any flavors or things like spaghettios (can be cans)
  • Granola bars, any flavor or brand

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Thank you for assisting our community's children to overcome food insecurity while getting their education! If you have any questions, please contact

Sat, April 17 2021 5 Iyyar 5781