Jewish Family & Career Services

Stock the Pantry for the Summer


When the JFCS Sonny & Janet Meyer Food Pantry asks the community for help – You Respond! We need some specific items this summer to provide variety and accommodate various dietary needs.

While Kentucky and Greater Louisville’s COVID-19 cases continue to decline, the effects of the pandemic persist within our community. Our neighbors who relied on COVID-19 relief programs to assist with rent and utilities have now seen those programs come to an end. Coupled with rising gas prices and inflation, budgets are tighter than ever.

Accessing food, cleaning supplies and personal items through the JFCS Sonny & Janet Meyer Food Panty allows our clients experiencing financial hardship some room to breathe, giving them the opportunity to save and spend in other areas without worrying about food insecurity. This vital service exemplifies the values that guide our work every day at JFCS: respect for undeniable humanity of each person, actions rooted in compassion and empathy and service to others that has the power to repair the world.

At the JFCS Sonny & Janet Meyer Food Pantry, we are here to provide food to any family in need and guide them towards our holistic services to address additional challenges. Right now, we need your help to stock the pantry for the summer. The list below can be used as a guide.

Food and financial donations can be dropped off at JFCS (2821 Klempner Way) on Sunday, May 15, from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

For your convenience, we also created an Amazon Wish List – all items will be delivered directly to JFCS!

  • Low Sodium Items
  • Gluten Free Items
  • Vegetarian Items
  • Healthy Snacks
    • Graham Crackers
    • Dried Fruit
    • Nuts
    • Raisins
    • Cookies
  • Baking Items
    • Flour
    • Sugar
    • Cooking Oil
    • Olive Oil
  • Spices
  • Salt/Pepper
  • Grains
    • Brown Rice
    • Lentils
    • Split Peas
    • Beans (Dried or Canned)
    • Garbanzo
    • Kidney
  • Canned Fruits & Vegetables
    • Pineapple
    • Apricots
    • Corn
    • Spinach
  • Coffee (Ground)
    • Regular and Decaf
  • Kosher
    • Latke Mix
    • Gefilte Fish
    • Macaroons
    • Matzo
  • Condiments
    • Ketchup
    • Mayonnaise
    • Mustard
  • Salad Dressing
  • Juice – Any Kind
  • Jams/Jellies
    • Any variety except Grape
  • Soup
    • Broth