Muswell Hill Synagogue
Shavuot 29/30 May 8.51pm 10.09pm

How can we help?

We are partnering with the Haringey branch of the charity CARIS.  CARIS
exists to help homeless families respond to their everyday living
challenges.  Many are in temporary accommodation and are lone parents living in insecure circumstances with their children.  The resources and
volunteers of the charity are limited and their services are vital.

We have committed to work with them during this time putting together bags of shopping for as many of the families as we can on a weekly basis.  We did our first delivery to CARIS, of around 40 bags of food, last

They were thrilled, saying “CARIS Haringey were very grateful to receive the kind donation of food from Muswell Hill Synagogue. We were able to feed 32 families yesterday. These families are particularly vulnerable as they have NO recourse to public funds. This means that they have no
access to benefits, they are often homeless or living in terrible conditions. Without the support of organisations like yours we would not be able to fulfil our role and these families would be left destitute. `Thank you so much for your support during these difficult times.”
Find our more about Caris here
How can you help:

1. Make up a bag giving one family a week of food. We would like to deliver bags of food to Caris each Tuesday when their families then come and collect them. Each bag should contain some of the following (Don’t
worry if you can’t get them all): Rice, Pasta, Bread, Fresh fruit and
vegetables – these are particularly appreciated, Tinned veg especially
tomatoes, Oil, Long life milk, Cereal, Snacks/biscuits, Toiletries and

We will be making deliveries every Tuesday so please drop your bag
to Karen Mattison’s home (2 Church Vale N2 9PA) on Monday
afternoon or Tuesday morning before 10.30am.
Future ways to help
We will also be asking for donations to the Shul so we can buy supplies for CARISto ask how to donate. Can you drive to make doorstep deliveries? We will be asking for volunteers to cook a hot meal for Caris families.  Let us know if you’d be interested in this or driving by emailing
Other projects to get involved in:
Our local Muswell Hill Foodbank is desperate for donations of money to enable them to stock up. Please donate here
Age UK Barnet is very keen for more offers of befriending to older residents. This could involve shopping, calling or picking up medicine. Find out more here 

Click here to read more about the following and for relevant contact details:
Scrubs Appeal – Caroline Margolis is part of a group making scrubs and laundry bags for NHS and care staff.
FEAST! (Feast With Us) is a charity providing access to regular meals for people suffering food poverty – they need help at their various centres and drivers to make deliveries
Royal Free London Heroes – support needed for staff at Barnet, Chase Farm and the Royal Free Hospitals.