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Supporting Families & Seniors. Alleviating Hunger. Improving Mental Health.

As the largest food pantry in the region, the Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry (HKJPF) annually serves more than 15,000 individuals from 72 different zip codes throughout St. Louis County.

The Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry was started in 1991 serving 40 families. Now, each month, up to 6,000 children, adults, and seniors receive at least 10 days of food, including kosher options, and necessary personal care items. Eighty-five percent (85%) of all households served have incomes below the federal poverty level.

JFS appreciates in-kind food items to support clients of the Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry. These meaningful donations raise public awareness of hunger and food insecurity in our community and provide a wide variety of canned and packaged foods for our pantry guests (see list of suggested food items below).

The Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry is located at 10601 Baur Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63132. To drop off food donations, please arrive on Monday through Friday between 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. or call 314-513-1672 to arrange a time that works best for you.

Most Needed Items

  • Cereal (please avoid sugary cereals)
  • Canned vegetables (e.g. corn, green beans, peas, carrots)
  • Canned beans (e.g. kidney beans)
  • Pasta sauce
  • Tomato products (e.g. diced tomatoes, Manwich)
  • Tuna/canned chicken
  • Soup
  • Chili, beef stew, and protein-rich foods
  • Peanut butter

Items We Are Unable To Accept

  • Food kits (rice, soup, or others) unless they are assembled under the direction of a health inspector and utilize the products and equipment of a certified food donation assembly company. For young children and other groups wanting a hands-on food donation project, we suggest other options such as assembling “grab and go” snack bags with food that is in its original packaging. This could include items such as granola bars, small boxes of raisins, and applesauce.
  • Food that is very high in sodium such as dehydrated soup/meals. This includes Ramen Noodles, Nissin Cup Noodles, and Maruchan Instant Lunch.
  • Canned or boxed food that is past the “sell by,” “use by,” “best by,” or “expired” dates
  • Severely dented cans
  • Open containers
  • Leftovers from a family meal or event
  • Medications, vitamins, or supplements

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