Did you know that each month, Jewish Family Services provides more than 800 families with food and non-perishable items through the two locations of its food pantry? Approximately 50 percent of the items in the pantry are donations from the public through JFS food drives.
While JFS is happy to accept any shelf-stable food or personal care items, the most needed things for this month are pasta, kidney beans, and canned fruit.
In conjunction with Martin Luther King Day and to honor his memory, JFS is providing an act of service opportunity on Friday, Jan. 14 taking donations at its Brookside location from 3-5 p.m. Those participating are asked to drive into a numbered parking space and call the number on the sign. Volunteers and staff will be ready to accept your donations.
Donations can also be dropped off in the JFS barrel in the lobby of the Jewish Community Campus during business hours or at the Brookside office with an appointment by calling (816) 333-1172. Donors may also purchase items for the food pantry directly through the JFS Pantry Wish List on Amazon or make a financial contribution to the pantry at jfskc.org.