Lily J. Fogelman
Mitzvah Project

Temple Beth Shalom (Needham, MA) January 15, 2022

Needham Food Pantry; Lily J. Fogelman; January 15, 20222, Temple Beth Shalom Needham [Photo of the pantry shelves]
I collected food for the Needham Food Pantry,to aid those in our local community (Needham,MA) who are suffering from hunger.
The Needham Community Council is a private non-profit organization which supports people in Needham who have under-met health, educational or social needs and promotes volunteerism, community and a sense of shared responsibility. The Needham Community Council [Photo of Lily with mask, holding a sign "Proud to support the Needham Community Council" surrounded by non perishables
For my Bat Mitzvah project, I helped to collect food for the Needham Food Pantry, by aiding those in my community who are suffering from hunger. I wanted to play a small role in sparking hope and supporting others in need. I asked my friends and family to donate items (which I collected on my porch) or they donated directly to the food pantry. Everyone was so generous! I thank all of you for helping me. [Photo of Lily smiling in front of car trunk open with donated items)
The Needham Community Council helps Needham residents who are facing all kinds of issues including food insecurity. In addition to the Food Pantry, they have: Medical Equipment Loans, Transportation, English Language Tutors, and a Thrift [Lily posing in front of the thrift store with Page from the council] Store

You can help too!

Volunteer Opportunities:

There are options for adults and high school students for in-person work. Find out more here:


Give a gift of cash so that the council can use the funds to purchase what they need most:

Buy from their Amazon List:

Check out the Needham Community Council Food Pantry Wishlist here:

Thank you Lily Fogelman [Photo of Lily and her Dad in the Pantry, Lily Logo]