Hope Community Services runs both an emergency food pantry and a soup kitchen in the south end of New Rochelle. In 2009, its food pantry distributed 17,285 bags of groceries, while its community kitchen served 33,950 prepared meals. Demand for its services has increased by 44% in the past year, particularly among elderly clients and women with children. Temple Israel's Social Action Committee collects and delivers packaged foods to assist Hope in its mission of feeding the hungry. Religious School families participate in this committee's "Sandwich Brigade," at which hundreds of protein-rich sandwiches are prepared for Hope's constituents. Through its Chanukah Toy Drive, the Social Action Committee also collects toys for distribution at Hope Community Services' annual holiday parties.