JF&CS maintains a kosher food pantry to provide this resource to clients of the agency. Last year, the food pantry gave out over 19,000 pounds of food to more than 2,095 individuals.
As the “Safety Net” for our community, we believe it is our mission to be the “Guardian of Human Dignity” for any community member struggling to meet basic needs. While we help all people we want our Jewish clients to feel confident that pantry items meet kasruth standards.
Since 1985, we have been providing food and/or grocery gift cards for these families and individuals, so they are able to meet their basic need of putting food on the table and they are then better able to direct their limited resources towards other necessities such as housing, medicine and utilities.
With your help, we are able to increase the number of people we help who are facing food insecurity – they live in fear of being hungry and they have no idea where their next meal is coming from.
Current Donation Wish List
- Shelf Stable Milk — Non-dairy alternatives are welcome (unsweetened soy milk, almond milk, rice, etc.)
- Cereal (lower sugar options are best)
- Pasta Sauce (Barilla, Newman’s Own, Trader Joes Green Label Marinara Sauce)
- Tuna or other canned fish (Kirkland, Starkist, Chicken of the Sea, Trader Joes Albacore Tuna in Water, Kroger brand, Publix brand)
- Canned Fruit (most are kosher if they are packed in light syrup or in its own juice, like pineapple. Fruit Cocktail and most brands of mandarin oranges are not)
- Peanut Butter (Jif, Skippy, Peter Pan, some Kroger, Trader Joe's)
- Jelly (Publix, Smucker's)
- Canned Beans (Bush’s Vegetarian Baked Beans, Goya, Simple Truth, some Whole Foods 365)
- Dried beans and lentils
- Rice (brown and white) 1-2 pound bags
Please click here if you would like to organize a drive to collect food.