Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley Synagogue

Social Action

Summer Survival Kits

Sedona Food Bank

This program continues with weekly drops at the Food Bank. The SAC Collection Bin is located at the bottom of the stairs leading to the JCSVV main entrance for your convenience.

Requested items include: non-perishable items, no glass, nothing opened or outdated, please. 

Check donations are also collected. Please make checks payable to: The Community Food Bank of Sedona and/or Mazon, The Jewish Response to Hunger. Send to JCSVV, P.O. Box 13, Sedona, AZ 86339 to be forwarded from JCSVV to specified organization. 

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Backpack Program for Kids

Since 2010, JCSVV has enthusiastically supported the West Sedona School District Backpack Program for Kids.  Through the Sedona Food Bank, as many as 125 schoolchildren eligible for free or reduced lunch meals can receive weekend emergency food packs that contain 2 breakfasts, 2 healthy snacks, juice, milk, 2 proteins and two entrees.  An interfaith consortium sends volunteers on Thursday morning to the food bank to pack the 5 lb. bags and deliver them to the school for Friday pick up. 

Teachers report that children who receive weekend food packs do better academically and have more energy than those who choose not to be in the program.