Boy Scout Creates Micro Pantry at Albany Temple as Part of Eagle Scout Project


“I thought it was a really good idea, especially during COVID-19,” Goldmeer said.

The 17-year-old is one of many doing his part to give back when needed.

“Food is not always something that is as easy to take for granted as it is for others.”

Just before Thanksgiving, Goldmeer said the micro pantry was placed in the back parking lot of Temple Israel of Albany at 600 New Scotland Ave.

He does not belong to this synagogue, but knew it would be the best place for it.

“It’s just in Nova Scotia because their roads and their buses go right through, with sidewalks,” Goldmeer said.

With the help of Temple Israel, the micro pantry is stocked with all kinds of non-perishable food items: beans, soup, macaroni and cheese, and even cake batter.

Now Goldmeer wants people to start using the abundant supply.

“Really, we’re trying to educate people. They can use it. It’s especially full, but if people don’t know where it is, what it is, to use it, the point is lost. “

Goldmeer said he will add signs to the front of the Israel Temple very soon to let people know the micro pantry is available.


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