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Feed the community

Pantry Collection Guide

Help us stock the food pantry with nutritious kosher food, household essentials, and personal care items.

Help us stock the pantry

As prices for groceries and home goods continue to rise, The Ark strives to provide clients with much-needed food, toiletries, paper goods, and specialty items. The inventory in our Food Pantry depends on our community for support.


The time is now to launch a pantry collection drive! We can provide additional information and shopping bags that may be helpful.

Suggestions for launching a collection drive:

The top five items our clients ask for today include: quinoa, olive oil, canned pineapple, tomato sauce, and facial tissue. Contact us at for additional items that are needed the most.

Share the suggested shopping list of general needs in the pantry, available to download and take to the grocery when shopping.

Invite a staff member from The Ark to speak with your community or group about the services and programs offered by The Ark (age-appropriate programs offered for pre-K through adults).

Create some friendly competition between various clubs, groups, neighbors, or between classrooms to see who can bring in the most of a certain item for your collection drive. Use social media, email and texts to spread the word.

Cleaning out your kitchen? Taking a trip to the store for some bulk items? Running out for some last-minute shopping?

Consider grabbing a few extras from The Ark’s shopping list. The need is at an all-time high, and the donations we receive will diminish quickly.  All items must be marked as Kosher. Gift cards to Jewel in the amount of $25 are also needed and appreciated.

For more information, please contact Volunteer Services at