Canned Soup Collection Jan 3 – Feb 8

January is National Soup Month and it’s time for our Annual 2024 “Soup”er Bowl of Caring.” During January and the first two weeks of February leading up to the televised championship football game, the JFS Food Pantry & Food Assistance Program will be collecting all things “Soup.”

You can join our team to help in our battle to fight hunger in our local community. Here’s what you can hand off to us during this special non-perishable soup collection:

Meat based soup (beef, chicken all varieties)
Kid’s soup (chicken & stars, chicken & rice
Cream soup (cream of chicken, cream of mushroom, potato, clam chowder, cream of broccoli, split pea)
Dry soup mixes
Broths (chicken, beef, turkey, vegetable) cans or cartons
Low sodium or healthy soups
Single serve microwaveable soup
Kosher soup mixes
Organic soups

Donations can be dropped off at the JFS Food Pantry, 1440 Whalley Avenue, New Haven beginning January 3rd on Wednesday and Thursdays between 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. If you will be dropping off a large quantity of items, or need a different day and time, please contact us so we can schedule your donation drop off. If you have any questions, please contact the Pantry at (203) 397-0796 or Sandy Hagan at

June Pantry Collection Focuses on Summer

Although Summer officially begins on June 21st, June offers many opportunities prior to summer to join in outside festivities.  What better time to collect traditional picnic items.  The JFS Food Pantry will be collecting items such as mustard (yellow and spicy); ketchup, BBQ sauce, relish; mayo, baked beans, canned sauerkraut, canned beets and salad dressing.  Help our Pantry visitors celebrate the warmer weather with these common condiments and picnic accompaniments.  Our non-food collection items for June are paper towels and napkins.

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