“Each month the number of people coming to our food pantry has grown – substantially,” said Gabriel Fleming, Food Pantry Manager.

“In October, we were seeing 400 people per week, in December, 500 people per week, and by February, we had 600 people each week. Inflation is affecting families across metro Atlanta, and especially those that are more food-insecure, many of them children and older adults,” he said.

In September, we brought in 14,000 lbs of food from our community-wide High Holiday food drive.

“Our community stepped up and filled the pantry, and now we need your help again,” he said.

With the needs increasing, JF&CS has launched our 2nd annual Purim to Passover Food Drive. Many of our generous community organizations have already signed on to host food drive bins, and we are continuing to reach out.

As part of their Purim celebration, Davis Academy collected food by holding a bake sale for the Lower and Middle School Campuses, with treat tickets given for each two food donations brought in to the school. The school brought in over 2,000 lbs of food!

The next time you are at the store, grab some more! Or make a special trip to the grocery to pick up some of our most needed-items, and drop them off at JF&CS or one of our partners. Donated items do not need to be Kosher. No glass jars, please.

Most-needed items include canned tuna, canned fruit, canned vegetables, rice, beans, canned tomatoes, and dry pasta.

There are more than 25 schools, organizations and community groups that are participating in the food drive.

You can also purchase items through our Amazon Wish List.

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