The Mae S Gelb Kosher Food Pantry, established in January 2001, was developed to assist families and/or individuals who are suffering financial setbacks, many due to physical, emotional or other limitations. This may also include the elderly who may be isolated and living on a limited income, unemployed adults in need of interim assistance and single parent families who may be financially struggling to make ends meet.
The Mae S Gelb Kosher Food Pantry is stocked with food and other necessary household items and is supported by donations from generous community members, synagogues and other Jewish organizations. Many community members prefer to support the pantry directly by dropping off food or other items. These items can come from your home or from the store and can be dropped off any time of the year at the JFS office at 615 Jefferson Avenue. All food items must have acceptable kosher symbols and must have current expiration dates.
Our volunteers are also a vital part of the Mae S Gelb Kosher Food Pantry. JFS volunteers assist with shopping, sorting and distributing food packages. The pantry is stocked and organized to provide those in need an easy and accessible experience when shopping at the pantry.
Some of the items that are always needed to stock the Mae S Gelb Kosher Food Pantry are as follows:
Canned Fish, Canned Fruits/Vegetables, Cereals, Cleaning/ Household products, Condiments/ Spices, Dried Fruits, Fruit Juices, Instant Potatoes, Jam/ Jelly, Paper Products, Pastas, Peanut Butter, Powdered Milk, Rice, Soaps & Toiletries, Soups, Tea/Coffee, Tomato Sauce & Paste.
Donations are always appreciated and JFS thanks everyone who has helped to stock the Mae S Gelb Kosher Food Pantry. If you would like to donate your time, items or financially to the Mae S Gelb Kosher Food Pantry please call JFS at 570-344-1186 or visit us at www.jfsnepa.org or stop by our office at 615 Jefferson Ave.