High Holiday Food Drives Stock Pantry Shelves

Many thanks to our wonderful local synagogues: Or Shalom, Congregation Mishkan Israel, Temple Emanuel, Temple Beth Shalom, and B’nai Jacob for their High Holiday food collections. Combined, these five synagogues collected nearly 3,000 lbs. of non-perishable food items – which helped stock our shelves with a great selection of items.

This year, the High holidays came during a time when food prices and food procurement are affecting suppliers, stores and shoppers. Donations of non-perishable food and monetary donations help the Pantry be able to serve those who are hunger/food insecure.

The JFS Food pantry staff and volunteers have received many positive comments from pantry visitors regarding the variety of foods available to them. The Food Pantry distributes on average 6,000 lbs. of food monthly to those who are food insecure in our local community.

For more information about food donations, follow this link.

Ansonia Stop & Shop Floral Department will Donate to JFS during November

Starting November 1st, Stop and Shop, Ansonia (located at 100 Division Street), will donate $1 to the JFS Food Pantry for every $10.99 Bloomin’ 4 Good Bouquet (Identified with the red circle sticker) purchased. During this Thanksgiving month you can spread a little love and thanks while helping feed the hungry in our local community! The Bloomin’ 4 Good Bouquets are located in the floral section of the store or you may ask the Ansonia Stop & Shop Florist for assistance.