General Needs

Please see below the list of items of which we are currently in need. Examples are listed but we welcome any paper product or food items, preferably with a hechsher.

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If you have a need for necessities, please contact one of our Jewish Family Service social workers on the directory page

Featured Item of the Month 

Gas Cards

Currently the food pantry is in need of gas cards. If you could as an individual or a group donate $25 gas cards from Speedway or Marathon, or funds to purchase cards it would enable JFS food pantry to provide more help to those who are in need.

For more information contact Lisa at the Jewish Federation.

Top 10 Items to Stock the Jewish Family Services Food Pantry

These items are always in demand and would greatly be appreciated as a donation at any time.

Crackers

Cereal

Paper Towels

Napkins

Toilet Paper

Box of Facial Tissue

Canned Tuna

Peanut Butter

Health Snacks

Nuts

Additional Food Pantry Items

Below are examples of additional items distributed through our pantry and donations of such items would be greatly appreciated.

    Grains

    • Pasta
    • Rice
    • Crackers
    • Cereal/Oatmeal

    Soup

    • Soup Mixes
    • Low Sodium Soups
    • Various Canned Soups

    Nutritious Snacks

    • Canned Nuts
    • Granola/Breakfast Bars
    • Protein Bars
    • Dried Fruit

    Condiments, Sauces & Spreads

    • Ketchup
    • Mustard
    • Peanut Butter
    • Honey
    • Spaghetti Sauce

    Beverages

    • Various Teas
    • Instant Coffee (and Decaf)
    • Tomato Juice & V8
    • Prune Juice
    • Fruit Juice

    Paper Goods & Cleaning Supplies

    • Toilet Paper
    • Paper Towels
    • Dish Soap
    • Ziploc Bags
    • Tin Foil

    Personal Care Items

    • Toothbrushes & Tooth Paste
    • Deodorant
    • Shaving Cream
    • Razors
    • Body Wash / Bar Soap
    • Adult Sanitary Items

    Canned Fruits & Vegetables

    • Canned Low Sodium Vegetables
    • Green Beans
    • Tomatoes
    • Beans
    • Mandarin Oranges
    • Mixed Fruit
    • Applesauce

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