Food Donations are Needed at the JFS Food Pantry

With the rising costs of food and the inconsistent food supply on grocery store shelves, everyone is feeling the pinch in terms of budgeting. JFS food pantry clients are expressing how hard it is to stretch their dollars and they are looking to the pantry for help with their upcoming holiday needs. Donations help fill this need and help provide for emergency requests. Please keep this in mind as you shop in the next few weeks. Below are some of the items you can purchase and place in the bin located at the JCC or drop off at the JFS Food Pantry. Our hours of operations are Wednesdays and Thursdays between 8:30 AM – 12 PM. If you have any questions, please contact or 203-397-0796.


Solid White Tuna in Water

Canned Salmon


Small bags of sugar and flour

Boxed Pasta (all varieties)

Egg Noodles

Microwavable Rice in Pouches

Instant White Rice

Juice boxes


Coffee (ground, instant and even decaf)

Canned Beets

Canned sauerkraut

Canned mushrooms

Oatmeal (in small tubs or boxes)

Canned Baked Beans

Canned Olives

Canned Pickles

Tam Tam or other crackers

Cake or baking mixes

Canned beans (black, pinto, chick peas, small red, black eyed peas)

Dry beans (lentils, Split peas (green or yellow), chick peas, barley)

Condiments or spices

Jelly or preserves


Please remember, the Pantry cannot accept any expired food, partial packages or opened containers/boxes. The best donation is newly purchased items. All food must have an expiration date of at least six months from date of donation (so at least August 2022 or later).  Please avoid all glass containers due to possible breakage or spoilage (if knocked the seal can pop). Thank you for supporting the JFS Food Pantry.

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