Food for local pantries


Members of the Aquidneck Island Jewish community (Newport Havurah, Temple Shalom and Touro Synagogue) recently prepared shopping bags for its annual community High Holy Day food drive. 

The shopping bags are distributed at each High Holy Day service and congregants are asked to return them filled with groceries at the next service.

The food that is collected is divided between the Louis and Goldie Chester Full Plate Kosher Food Pantry, part of Jewish Collaborative Services, and the Feed A Friend Food Pantry at the Dr. Martin Luther King Community Center in Newport.