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High Holiday Food Drive

Our annual High Holiday Food Drive is approaching! The demand for food has increased by 40% over the last year. Please know that all contributions – in kind or financial – are greatly appreciated. We are able to stretch dollars further by purchasing food from Dare to Care, however, in kind donations provide much needed variety to our shelves.

Drop off in kind donations at your synagogue during the high holidays or drop off donations at JFCS on Sunday, October 8 from 1-3 p.m. We welcome any non-expired, regular sized, non perishable food items as well as personal care and cleaning supplies.

Items needed:

Pantry Staples:

Regular sized (not bulk), non-expired:

• Canned fruit: mandarin oranges, pineapple

• Canned vegetables: collard greens, spinach, beets

• Canned tomato: crushed, diced, paste, spaghetti sauce

• Canned garbanzo beans

• Assorted pasta

• Instant rice

• Instant potatoes

• Breakfast cereal

• Oatmeal canisters

• Ground coffee

• Tea bags

Cleaning products:

• All purpose cleaner

• Dish soap

• Laundry detergent


• Pretzels

• Graham crackers

• Dried fruit

• Cookies

• Granola bars

• Chips

Baking items

• Canola oil

• Olive oil

• Flour

• Sugar

• Salt

• Spices

Personal care items:

• Feminine hygiene products

• Toothpaste

• Mouthwash

• Tissue paper

• Toothbrushes

Family Mitzvah Opportunity

Join us on October 8th from 1-3 p.m. and help us weigh, sort, and stock donations from the drive. Snacks will be provided.

Email if you are interested in any of the above opportunities!

Make A Donation

If you are unable to make it JFCS on October 8, a monetary gift can help us purchase items at cost and supplement items we might fall short on during the drive.

  • A gift of $25 can help JFCS purchase fresh fruit and vegetables for clients in need.
  • For $50 JFCS can help us purchase shelf-stable items for community members needing assistance.
  • A donation of $100 can help JFCS provide household items and cleaning supplies.
  • With a gift of $250, you can provide food for a family of four for two months.

Click here to make a monetary donation to our Food Pantry.