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Community Food Pantry

Jewish Family Service of the Lehigh Valley’s Community Food Pantry provides emergency assistance to individuals and families in the 18104 area, regardless of religion. It also serves Jewish clients across the Lehigh Valley.


Stocked with food and personal items, the pantry is supported through generous contributions from our community and maintained by dedicated volunteers. JFS works in partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank. Special attention is given at holidays.


Food pantry clients are able to choose the items they receive.


​Items Frequently Needed Include:


  • Canned tuna and salmon (small cans are best)
  • Canned fruit and vegetables (including low sodium and sugar-free)
  • Frozen vegetables and fruit
  • Powdered milk
  • Pancakes and cereals
  • Peanut butter
  • Soup (including low fat and low sodium)
  • Pasta
  • Large size diapers (both children and adult sizes)
  • Sanitary napkins and tampons
  • Toilet paper
  • Supermarket gift certificates
  • Monetary donations


We are also happy to accept donations of fresh produce all year long.

Donations may be dropped off at our office during normal business hours or in labeled bins at the JCC. 

Food Pantry Hours


Wednesday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Thursday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.


By appointment only. 18104 zip code only.


Volunteer Opportunities

Are you looking for a meaningful volunteer opportunity? Why not help out in our Community Food Pantry? Contact Jennifer Oxfeld, volunteer liaison, at 610-821-8722 or to learn more.

Meet Mary

Volunteer Mary talks about her experience in the Food Pantry

Would you or an older adult you know like to receive a homemade, kosher meal a few times throughout the year? Would you like to volunteer to prepare or deliver meals? Check out our Mazel Meals initiative! Click here to learn more.