On Sunday, Feb. 4, nearly 80 people, including 50 students from Congregation B’nai Shalom (CBS) and Beth Tikvah religious schools, gathered at CBS in Westborough to participate in the annual “Souper Bowl of Caring.”
The morning started with a teach-in on hunger in Central Mass., led by Nancy Spitulnik of Rachel’s Table and president of Congregation Beth Israel (CBI), and Maimonides’ 8 Levels of Charity, led by Rabbi Joe Eiduson of CBS. With support from the Jewish Federation of Central Mass., Rachel’s Table, CBI’s Social Action Committee and adult volunteers, the students prepared 45 pounds of vegetable soup, 20 pounds of cornbread, 45 pounds of fresh fruit salad, and 15 pounds of chocolate cake – enough to feed 15 families of four. The food was then brought to residents of Jeremiah’s Inn in Worcester.
In addition, 50 gift bags, filled with a student-made greeting card, gloves, snacks, and assorted items, were delivered to Friendly House Neighborhood Center in Worcester for distribution to area children.