Gavi and Leora Schonbrun’s Bnei Mitzvah Food Drive

Our Goal
100%

$15,428 of $10,000

As we are preparing to become Bnei Mitzvah in March, we wanted to do something to help people in our community, especially those whose lives have become much harder during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Even though many people in New Jersey have been dealing with hunger, the pandemic has made things much worse.  According to Fulfill, the food insecurity rate has increased 40% since COVID-19.  Before COVID-19, 8.7% of New Jersey residents were food insecure, and now 13.5% are projected to be food insecure.  This means, more than 1.2 million people in New Jersey face hunger every day. Nearly 400,000 of them are children.

We are organizing a community food drive for Fulfill, the main food bank serving Monmouth & Ocean Counties.  Each year, Fulfill provides food and other resources for over 215,000 of our neighbors who are food insecure.  And they have of course been busier than ever during COVID.  This drive is perfect for the holiday of Purim when one of the mitzvot is to give to the poor.

You can help in two ways:

  1. Bring donations of non-perishable food to Torat El on the following collection days and times when we will be collecting outside of the temple’s front door:
    • Feb. 25 (Erev Purim): 4 – 6 PM
    • Feb 28: 9 – 11 AM 
  1. Make a donation to Fulfill through this “Virtual Food Drive” giving page.  For every dollar collected, Fulfill can provide three meals.  We hope to raise at least $3600 through this effort.


General Donation
$250 = 750 Meals | $100 = 300 Meals | $50 = 150 Meals | $25 = 75 Meals | $1 = 3 Meals

Enter Donation Amount:

Canned Chicken
48 ct - 5oz can of chicken

Price: $30.00

Go Go Applesauce Squeeze
48 ct - 3.2 oz per squeeze

Price: $20.00

Whole Grain Cereal Bowls
96 ct - 1 oz cereal bowl

Price: $25.00

Instant Oatmeal Packets
220 ct - 1.23 oz packets

Price: $35.00

Fresh Produce

Price: $100.00

Canned Meals
24 ct - 15 oz canned meals

Price: $20.00

Canned Peaches
24 ct - 15 oz canned fruit

Price: $15.00

Canned Vegetables
24 ct - 15 oz canned vegetables

Price: $15.00

1% Shelf Stable Milk
12 ct - 32 oz box of 1% milk

Price: $15.00

Brown Rice
5 ct - 5lb bag of brown rice

Price: $15.00

Canned Tuna
48 ct - 5 oz can of tuna

Price: $30.00

  • Our Donors
    • Jane-Rachel & Aaron Schonbrun

    • Noam and Gavi Kornsgold

    • Marcia Stern

    • MICHELLE and Steven WINTERS

    • Judith Cohen
      $250

    • Susan (& Craig) Sprung
      $36

    • Marjorie Cotler

    • Sheila and Bill Cooper

    • Neil Becourtney
      $100

    • Lori Schuldiner Schor

    • Ilana Garber

    • Mark Wertlieb

    • Mindy and David Estin

    • Gloria and Tony Gribin

    • Ava Kantrowitz

    • Ellen & Bill Shuzman

    • Karen and Eric Segal

    • Carol and Jeff Klein

    • Suzanne Wiser and Family
      $162

    • Martha Kurzweil

    • Barri & Mark Haber

    • julie feldman
      $118

    • Karen & Howard Lang

    • Anita Kraut

    • Nancy Redman

    • The Kustanowitz Family
      $100

    • Dorothy and Steve Secol

    • Helene Santo and Matthew Eilenberg

    • Beth and Harvey Jacob

    • Elana Hornstein
      $300

    • David and Mary Klein
      $200

    • Dean Lager
      $100

    • Michael Gordon

    • Barbara Berkowitz

    • Paula & Marc Levitt
      $72

    • Richard Marlieb

    • Monica and Lester Weiss

    • Jane and Les Kriegler

    • Kenneth Marowitz
      $180

    • Kerri Weiss

    • Elana & Ariel Fishman

    • Lieba Savitt

    • Hal B Feldbaum

    • Alane Fisher
      $118

    • Beth and Ross Klareich

    • Jordana Boxer
      $54

    • Nancy and David Haile Haile

    • Susan Sferas
      $40

    • Arlene Saltz

    • Joanne and Doug Savitt

    • Warren & Sandy Epstein

    • Iris Bendahan

    • Joel Schulman

    • Candy & Michael Friedman

    • Suzanne and Mitch Grayson
      $36

    • Alan and Judy Sherman

    • Ann Karasic
      $200

    • Linda and Jeffrey Pickelny

    • William Reinman
      $25

    • zeldon rose

    • Lea and Michael Lane

    • Lisa & Eric Arnold

    • William Milstein
      $100

    • Bruce & Anne Siegel

    • Judy and Robert Rabinowitz
      $100

    • Tanis Deitch
      $110

    • SHEILA MORRIS

    • Mark Steinberg

    • Jeanine Nagrod

    • Moe Nagrod

    • Steven Fineberg
      $100

    • Stuart Schoenfeld

    • Julie and Family Landry

    • Moe Nagrod

    • Michael Savitt

    • Francisco Martins

    • Myron Samuel
      $100

    • Robin Jill Schneider

    • George and Susan Kaplan

    • Jaclyn Leibowitz
      $50

    • Adina Rosenthal

    • Marcia Sacks

    • Cindy and Gil Goldberg

    • Tahlia Bliss
      $450

    • Elissa Martins

    • Alena and Douglas Sacks

    • Deborah and George Kornfeld
      $70

    • Linda De La Ysla

    • Regina Weiss
      $25

    • Harriet Haddad

    • Cynthia Read
      $100

    • Richard Friedman

    • Jeanne Isaacson

    • Holly and Ed Kowaloff
      $250

    • Jessica Polansky

    • Suzanne and Gary Michel

    • Michael Altschuler
      $25

    • Rebecca Pressman

    • Leona Zarin

    • Jessica & Jonathan Haile

    • Marina Greyman

    • Jennifer Halper

    • Anonymous

    • Caleb Zelman

    • Neil and Alisa Kurshan
      $30

    • Naomi Schlank

    • Lisa and Daniel Pickett

    • Barbara Biran

    • Adina Grossman

    • Shari Devora
      $36

    • Barbara Fink

    • Gabriella Brown

    • Melanie Sadok

    • Rhoda Posner Pruce
      $36

    • Amy Ball
      $250

    • Rebecca Hammerman

    • Ayelet & Jeff Teitelbaum

    • Rachel Lehman
      $36

    • Seth Adelsberg

    • Michael and Susan Dab

    • Jordyn Stein
      $18

    • Leslie Linn

    • Zachary Lehr

    • Molly Blatteis

    • Shari Nudelman

    • Ava Ester Erlich

    • Mindy and Alan Schall
      $100

    • Ungar Family
      $75

    • Elana Shever and Family

    • Julie and Michael Waterstone

    • Wendy Schiffer
      $100

    • Kate Glick

    • Adina Rothman

    • Gayle and Reza Ardakanian

    • Yoni Saposh
      $100

    • Shari Steinfeld
      $36

    • Galit and Chris Binns

    • Joseph G Rappaport

    • Lexi Shapir

    • JAY-ANN & HARVEY SHOOMAN

    • Gail Swedroe

    • Betty and Marvin Goldin

    • Beverle and Howard Richelson

    • Steven Bass

    • Jerome and Loretta Kessel

    • Michael Sanow

    • Eva & Howard Wiener

    • Alan Winters

    • Zel & Pam Steinberg

    • Neil & Marcia Weitzenkorn & Family

    • Paul and Janice Holub

    • Amy Wiener

    • Sheryl Kaplan

    • Barry Shapiro

    • Marian Warshauer

    • Bob and Paula Cohen

    • Ellie Breslow

    • Deborah Cotler

    • Ann & Hal Kanthor

    • Jules Resnick

    • Harriet Colby

    • Carol Wolintz

    • Alan and Jackie Rosenheck

    • Mr. and Mrs. Elliot Greenstein

    • Ronnie & Sandy Rosen

  • Stretching Your Dollars

    Thanks to our wholesale buying power, every dollar you donate provides even more meals for our hungry neighbors. Fulfill, formerly The FoodBank of Ocean and Monmouth Counties, is a Charity Navigator 4-star charity, with 96¢ of every dollar donated going directly to our neighbors in need in the form of food and other programs that strengthen our communities forever.