Moving Forward Together

Every year during the High Holy Days, our community supports San Diegans facing hunger. This year, the need is greater than ever.

The current pandemic has forced thousands of families and older adults into food insecurity. Every week, 1,700 people rely on our nutrition services – this is a 309% increase in the number of San Diegans we served before COVID-19. Many of them are asking for help for the first time in their lives.

On top of the critical need for food, new challenges arise every day as people struggle with unemployment, reduced income, and housing expenses. Our drive-thru distribution and home-delivered meals program are counting on your support to meet the urgent needs of our community.

This year, we are hoping to surpass the 30,000 lbs. of food we normally collect during the High Holy Days food drive. Thank you for taking action and sharing this campaign with your friends and family.

Together, we can ensure our neighbors will not go hungry during these challenging times.

Take Action

Drop off at our Joan & Irwin Jacobs Campus on this date:
Sunday, October 18 from 1:00–3:00pm

Two Easy Ways To Make An Impact

1. Make A Gift Online

By giving online, you allow JFS to purchase pantry staples and fresh produce at greatly reduced prices for our drive-thru distribution and home-delivered meals.

2. Drop Off Donations

Drop off at our Joan & Irwin Jacobs Campus on this date:

Sunday, October 18 from 1:00–3:00pm


Suggested donation items:

Whole wheat pasta and crackers, oatmeal, brown rice, quinoa, dehydrated mashed potatoes

Canned tuna or chicken, non-hydrogenated nut butters, low-sodium beans

Canned Goods
Fruit in juice (not Syrup), corn, green beans, sweet potatoes, cranberries, low-sodium soups

Kosher Items

No matter what challenges we face today, tomorrow, or in the months ahead, we are always stronger together. Thank you for supporting our community.

Shanah Tovah!