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Little Free Pantry

What started as a brainchild of Linda Saltzman to help those in need, A Little Free Pantry is Beth El’s newest social action initiative. Little Free Pantries are popping up all over the country with a simple mission - give what you can, take what you need. Thanks to Linda & Kevin Saltzman’s generous donation and a grant received from the Milton S. & Corinne N. Livingston Foundation Fund, Beth El’s Little Free Pantry was built in September 2021. Even before announcing its installation, we quickly began receiving donations to fill our pantry, and people have been stopping by to take home items they need.

Click here to sign up.

Thank you for signing up to help take care of our Little Free Pantry!

Here are some helpful hints:

  • Stop by the LFP daily-Sunday thru Saturday
  • Purchase nonperishable food/paper goods/toiletry items/cleaning supplies; nothing that will freeze in the cold or go bad due to the excessive heat exposure from afternoon sun;*
  • Refill the pantry when necessary;*
  • Remove any items that were anonymously dropped off by well-intentioned neighbors that are perishable or inappropriate;
  •  Straighten/tidy the pantry so it looks inviting;
  • Report any issues regarding the use and/or condition of the pantry;
  • Encourage other congregants to participate  the Little Free Pantry relies on the help of volunteers like you!

* If you find that you’re spending more than your personally allotted budget for the week, feel free to access the donated food in the synagogue for which Robby can provide access. This food has been generously donated by our congregants to help fill our Little Free Pantry.

We also welcome donations of non-perishable items and/or monetary donations to help keep our pantry filled throughout the year.

Click here to sign up for one or more weekly shift or to make a donation. If you have any questions about Beth El’s Little Free Pantry, contact Robby at

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