THE PANDEMIC: More than 1 year later

The Backpacks Program is so thankful to be able to continue helping the children in our district during this time. See what we have been doing

From 3/11/2020 to 5/21/2021,

 we have distributed 

13,693 bags


Temple Akiba, under the direction of Sara Fields and the Tikkun Olam (social justice) committee, organized a successful food drive collecting peanut butter, canned tuna, pasta, and canned pasta sauce for the families in the Backpacks program. Your work and contribution is greatly appreciated!

The    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Santa Monica 

Marble Surface

provided generous holiday donations of food, toys, & gift cards!

La Mousse provides delicious desserts at the Thursday Night Dinners


Culver City Police Department donated toys and came out to hand-deliver toys to children.


During this holiday season: 

  • The Culver City Women's Club generously donated $15 Certificates  for each of the 155 special holiday meal bags

  • Papa John's Pizza on Sepulveda & Washington efficiently delivered 150 hot and fresh pizzas at the holiday distribution

  • Tasha & Kalia Lowitz and John Cohn distributed 100s of masks