Pantry Needs for March – National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month and the JFS Food Pantry is collecting foods that are of nutritional value to one’s health. Sometimes the foods that are considered the most nutritious (either by their ingredients, vitamin and mineral content, or how they are grown) are also the foods which are typically not donated to a food pantry.  

To help promote nutrition the Pantry will be collecting newly purchased shelf stable milk alternatives such as cartons of almond, rice, oat, or other nut based milks; boxed pasta made from chick peas, rice, or other vegetables; organic canned vegetables, organic beans or organic soups and broths.  Of course, the Pantry is always in need of other nutritious foods, especially whole grain cereals and small tubs of oatmeal (steel cut, regular and instant).   Donations can be dropped off at the JFS Food Pantry, 1440 Whalley Avenue, New Haven on Wednesdays and Thursdays between 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. or you can call (203) 397-0796 to schedule an alternative time. Questions can be directed to

Amity Stop & Shop will Donate $1 for each Blooomin’ 4 Good Bouquet sold in March

We are so excited to share that the JFS Food Pantry has been selected to benefit from Stop & Shop’s Bloomin’ 4 Good Program, created to fight hunger across the communities they serve.

For the month of March, the JFS Food Pantry will receive $1 for each $10.99 bouquet in the sleeve marked “Bloomin’ 4 Good” from the Stop & Shop Amity (112 Amity Road New Haven). These colorful bouquets will brighten a home or make someone’s day while also supporting the JFS Food Pantry. It’s a win, win situation!

The Bloomin’ 4 Good Bouquets are located in the floral section of the store or you may ask the Amity Stop & Shop Florist for assistance.