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Rabbinical Association & Congregations Help Stock the JFS Food Pantry;
Curbside Food Drives March 11 & 21
Passover is just around the corner and the Jewish Family Services Food Pantry needs your support to help those facing food insecurity.
Monthly the Rabbinical Association of Greater Kansas City and area congregations host food drives to help stock the two locations of Jewish Family Services Food Pantry. With the combination of COVID-19 and the wintry weather, donations are needed more than ever.
During March, the focus of the JFS Community Food Drives is personal hygiene and Passover items. Personal hygiene items include shampoo, conditioner, lotion, body wash, bar soap. Passover items needed include grape juice, Matzo ball soup mix and Passover cake mixes.
March Community Food Drives:
March 11, 4 – 5:30 p.m., at JFS Food Pantry in Brookside, 425 E. 63rd St. Donors are instructed to pull into a designated parking space on the west side of the building and call the number listed; a volunteer will pick up items directly from cars.
March 21, 10 a.m. to Noon, at the Jewish Community Campus, 5801 W 115th St., Overland Park. Drop off will be in the front circle drive where JFS volunteers and staff will take items directly from cars
The JFS Food Pantry is monthly serving more than 900 families and their pets from its two locations, and the numbers continue to grow. For Passover, JFS will provide150 families with appropriate items to enjoy a traditional holiday meal. JFS relies on food drives and donations for 50 percent of the products it distributes. One in four individuals receiving assistance from the JFS Food Pantry also benefit from one or more additional services the agency provides.
If you miss the opportunity to donate during the Community Food Drives, donations can be delivered. at the JFS barrel in the lobby of the Jewish Community Campus during business hours. Donors can also make a financial contribution to purchase items for the pantry at ￼￼jfskc.org.
In addition to its Food Pantry, JFS provides other essential human services for people facing challenges in everyday life or times of crisis-regardless of faith, age, culture or lifestyle. For more information, visit jfskc.org.
CUTLINE: Volunteer Jacob Hickey holds some of the items sought for the upcoming contactless food drives this month including matzah and matzah ball soup mix.