March Mitzvah Madness is a month-long community-wide campaign devoted to doing good deeds. There are many opportunities for you and your family to help people in need. You can make phone calls, donate food now, or be a mitzvah entrepreneur and host a pop-up stand in the future. 

Questions? Please contact Kimberly Schwartzman at or 201-820-3936.

Be a mitzvah entrepreneur by hosting a pop-up stand, inviting your friends, and helping those in need. While this part of our efforts are currently on hold, we hold to regroup in the near future as a community.

To learn more, please contact Marin Schloss Carosia at or 201-701-4960.

Throughout March

Learn more about the pop-up stand options and see the do-it-yourself guide below

Pick Your Pop-up Stand


smile kits
A smile kit consists of a dental hygiene products in a nice zipper bag. Smile kits are distributed to homeless, women in shelters, or people who frequent food pantries.


children’s snack packs
These packs consist of an assortment of healthy snacks in a bag. These packs will be given to a child who is hunger insecure on the weekends or a child going to therapy right after school.


newborn care kits
These kits consist of items needed by first time parents and their newborn.


women’s beauty & hygiene kits
These kits include items for a woman who spends all of her resources caring for her kids and never gets something special for herself.

Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus crisis, we are very sad to have to cancel the Mega Food Drive packing and sorting days of March 26 and March 29. However, we remain committed to trying to collect food.

Many of the collection sites are closed, but food may still be dropped off at Jewish Federation offices at 50 Eisenhower Drive, Paramus.

If you have any questions or if you would like to bring food directly to a food pantry, please email Laura Freeman at

Also, if you would like to continue to buy snack packs for kids, go to and write in the memo line how many snack packs you would like to buy (at $5 each).

Start Collecting Now

Drop off items to Jewish Federation or at participating synagogues and collection sites.

Our most needed items include:

adult briefs, baby food, beans, canned fish & meat, canned fruit & vegetables, cereal, chili, diapers, formula, jams, jelly, mac and cheese, meaty soups, paper towels, pasta, peanut butter, potatoes, rice, shelf-stable milk, stews, tissues, toilet paper.

Things to Keep in Mind
  • No glass or soda
  • No expired food
  • Accepting Passover food
  • Drop off items before March 29


If you have any questions about March Mitzvah Madness, please contact or 201-820-3935. Looking forward to a month-long of doing good deeds!