High Holiday Food Drive

Each fall, JFCS holds an annual food drive during the High Holidays. This fall’s community-wide food drive will raise over four tons of food, or 20 percent of the food JFCS distributes yearly through our Food Banks in each of our five regions.

Please donate everything from soup to nuts, and toothpaste, too!

JFCS helps thousands of people annually who often must make a choice between eating and paying for other basic needs, such as housing, utilities, or medications. The JFCS Food Bank helps bridge that gap so people aren’t faced with that choice.

Foods and Household Most Needed:

  • Canned meat and fish
  • Hearty soups
  • Bottled spaghetti sauce
  • Canned vegetables (peas and beets are favorites)
  • Cooking oils
  • Mayonnaise, ketchup and mustard
  • Jams
  • Shampoo and deodorant
  • Household paper products (toilet paper, paper towels, etc.)
  • Toothpaste
  • Laundry detergent
  • Grocery store gift cards

Fill a bag or two (or three!) and return the items to a JFCS Food Drive Barrel located in the following locations in September each year. Thank you in advance for partnering with us to diminish hunger in our community. You are performing a mitzvah!

2018 High Holiday Food Drive Participants

Drop off your items from August 28 – Oct. 3, 2018

San Francisco Collection Barrel Locations:

JFCS, San Francisco
Brandeis Hillel Day School
Congregation Beth Israel Judea
Congregation Beth Sholom
Congregation Emanu-El
Congregation Sha’ar Zahav
Congregation Sherith Israel
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco (JCCSF)
Jewish Community High School of the Bay
Rhoda Goldman Plaza

Peninsula Collection Barrel Locations:

JFCS, Palo Alto and San Mateo
Congregation Beth Am
Congregation Beth Jacob
Congregation Etz Chayim
Congregation Kol Emeth
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School
Kehillah Jewish High School
Oshman Family JCC
Peninsula Temple Sholom
Peninsula JCC – Foster City
Ronald C. Wornick Jewish Day School
Stanford Hillel

Marin County Collection Barrel Locations:

JFCS, San Rafael
Brandeis Marin, San Rafael
Congregation Kol Shofar, Tiburon
Congregation Rodef Sholom, San Rafael
Osher Marin Jewish Preschool, Tiburon
Southern Marin Jewish Community Preschool, Tiburon

Sonoma Country Collection Barrel Locations:

JFCS, Santa Rosa
Bnai Israel Jewish Center, Petaluma
Congregation Beth Ami, Santa Rosa
Congregation Shir Shalom, Sonoma

If you would like to make a gift to support JFCS’ Food Banks you can donate here >Designate your gift to the Food Bank.  Thanks so much for your caring and support.

Support for JFCS’ Food Bank, as well as JFCS programs throughout our community, is generously provided by individual donations, gifts from civic groups and synagogues, and foundation and corporate grants. Special thanks also to the Koret Foundation and the Maimonides Fund of the Jewish Community Federation for helping to make our holiday food bags possible for those in need.

If you would like to contribute please contact Barbara Farber at [email protected] or 415-449-3858.


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  • Mary Tiamzon-Lee
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