JFCS Food Banks
During the COVID-19 outbreak, JFCS is addressing the rising food needs of seniors and families in the Bay Area. Help us ensure that everyone in our community has enough to eat. Find out how to contribute to your local JFCS Food Bank >
JFCS Food Banks offer nutritious, high-protein food to seniors on fixed incomes, adults with disabilities, young families with low incomes, and other individuals and families facing temporary crises.
Food support is available in all regions that JFCS serves through Food Banks and food cards. Food Banks are located at our offices in San Francisco, Marin, San Mateo, and Palo Alto.
With more people than ever in our community at risk of hunger, we have heightened our efforts to reach those in need. We have been aided by our friends, who have helped to keep our Banks’ shelves well stocked with nourishing goods.
We welcome donations of any kind, and the most-needed items now are:
- Paper bags to deliver groceries in
- Soup (hearty dry soups, like Bear Mountain, or regular canned soup)
- Peanut Butter
- Mac n cheese
- Cold Cereal
- Tomato products of any kind including spaghetti sauce
- Canned fruit
- Canned vegetables (peas, corn, and green beans)
- Canned tuna
- Canned salmon
- Canned chili, stew, or pasta meals
Thanks to generous donations from our community, produce and some dairy products are being supplied by Greenleaf for all our JFCS food banks.
Direct contributions of food, toiletries and personal hygiene items can be brought to the JFCS nearest you >
For those who do not have time to shop, but want to ensure that all who are hungry can eat, we welcome your online donation. Donate to our Community Emergency Fund >
A $72 gift will feed a struggling single parent and his/her family for two days, $100 will feed a retired couple on SSI fixed income for a week, and $500 will buy groceries for a single-parent family for a month.
Volunteer as a Food Runner—JFCS is looking for volunteers to grocery shop and deliver items from our Food Bank directly to clients’ homes. Apply to be a JFCS volunteer here >
Learn more about how you or your organization can participate in JFCS’ High Holiday Food Drive every fall.