Monthly Archives: February 2017

A “Mitzvot” from Pennsylvania!

“Pennsylvania synagogue delivers cereal to Whitwell Middle School” is the title of an article by Kathie Tierney in the February 1 edition of the Sequatchie Valley Independent.

Student ‘WMS Cereal Brigade’ Loading MCCM Truck

The Har Zion Temple is located in Pennsylvania about 10 miles from Philadelphia and about 772 miles from Whitwell Middle School. Norman Einhorn, co-principal of the Har Zion Temple high school, and Rabbi Shawn SimonHazani drove all night to bring a van load, 569 boxes of cereal, to WMS.

As most of our volunteers know, we have a cereal shortage at the Food Bank and the students at WMS wanted to do something about it. Har Zion Temple, has a long term relationship with WMS because of the Children’s Holocaust Memorial and the Paper Clips Project started by WMS in 1998 when Linda Hooper was the WMS Principal. When Har Zion heard of the student’s project they decided to help. An anonymous member of the congregation also pledged $5.00 for each box of cereal collected during a specified period during the project. As a result, Har Zion also presented the food bank with a check for $2,100.

In the Jewish tradition a mitzvot derives from the Law, mitzvah, found in the Hebrew Scriptures and refers to an obligation under the law and is generally applied to any good deed.

A more detailed description of the event can be found in Kathie Tierney’s article.

Principal Einhorn, Rabbi SimonHazani, thank you for your blessed mitzvot.

Category: Lead Story Archive

Monthly Results for January 2017


Food Bank Results

Category MCCM1




Adults 1322 983
Children 565 373
Families 671 493
Boxes 942 N/A
Total Active Clients 1293 N/A
Total Inactive Clients3 1716 N/A
New Clients This Month 22 N/A
Net Growth This Month 1.701% N/A


  1. MCCM Reporting reflects all client family visits to food bank during the month.
  2. Chattanooga Area Food Bank (CAFB) Reporting eliminates duplicate visits by a client family.
  3. Clients who have not received assistance in the last 12 months.


Good Neighbors Results

Families Disbursements
59 4065.95

Disbursements per Service Type

Service Type Disbursements
Electric 3206.44
Gas 58.19
Kerosene 142.00
Propane 70.00
Water 589.32

Disbursements per Utility Supplier

Utility Supplier Disbursements
Castle Grocery 142.00
EPB 140.00
Griffith Creek Utility District 58.19
Jasper Water and Sewer 338.85
Smiths Hardware 70.00
South Pittsburg Water 68.60
SVEC 3066.44
Tennessee American Water (Whitwell Water) 137.51
Tracy City Public Utility 44.36


Year-to-date Food Bank Results
Year-to-date Good Neighbors Results