Doing Your Part to Help!
Hunger and food insecurity are prevalent throughout the metropolitan area. You may not know:
- 24% of local families with children struggle to put food on the table.
- Many families do not qualify for federal assistance or their benefits are limited.
- Government assistance often doesn’t cover household and personal hygiene items.
- The JFS pantries offer fresh produce, dairy items and even pet food.
- Each month, JFS distributes over 55,000 pounds of food to more than 950 families.
- We distribute more than 2,700 rolls of toilet paper a month!
Your help is critical. Food drives provide the greatest variety and choice for families. JFS relies on food drives for 50 percent of the food we distribute. Your donations go directly to people in our community, regardless of religion. There is no middleman or bureaucratic distribution process.
It’s fun and easy to sponsor a Food Drive at your workplace, school, neighborhood, place of worship or in the community. The possibilities are endless, and we are here to support you with marketing materials, donation barrels and ideas!
For questions or to schedule the delivery or pick up of your donation barrels, contact Jo Hickey, Pantry Director, at 913-327-8257 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Access printable marketing materials and hunger education information in the Online Toolkit.
Host a Summer “WipeOut” Toilet Paper Drive!
- We are distributing more than 2,700 rolls of toilet paper each month and need your help!
Ready to schedule your drive? Start by filling out an interest form
Group opportunities are available to sort your donations, take a virtual pantry tour and more. To discuss ideas for your business or organization, email email@example.com
- Consider a Charitable Birthday Party or family event with guests bringing food rather than gifts.
- Plan a community service or B’nai Mitzvah Project. Start a community food collection with neighbors or family.
- Plan a community service or B’nai Mitzvah Project.
- Organize a scavenger hunt at a grocery story with found items being donated to the food pantries.