The ARK's food pantry supports nearly 4,000 Jews in the metropolitan Chicago area. While The ARK is seeking food that is kosher, any food donated that is not kosher will be given to local food pantries in need. We will also have paper grocery bags placed throughout the building, distributed at Beit Sefer, and on Rosh HaShanah to remind you about this mitzvah. Bins will be located in the parking lot on Yom Kippur and volunteers will assist with unloading your car.
Sample list of items needed (view complete list):
Goya Vegetarian Canned Beans
Heinz/Bush's Vegetarian Baked Beans
General Mills or Kelloggs Cereals
Hunts or Barilla Tomato Sauce
Canola, vegetable, or olive oil
Green Giant canned vegetables, Dole/Del Monte
Manischewitz or Streit brand anything
Bath tissue, laundry detergent, toothpaste, shampoo, diaper, and other personal care items
Yom Kippur Food Drive Volunteers Needed
This year's Yom Kippur Food Drive will be supporting The ARK and their food pantry which supports nearly 4,000 Jews in the metropolitan Chicago area who have experienced hard times and/or in distress. We are seeking volunteers to work 60-minute increments to assist worshippers by taking bags of donated food from cars and load into designated bins. Each shift will need at least three adults and three teens. We also need volunteers to distribute the food donation bags following the various High Holiday-related services. Start the year by doing a wonderful mitzvah! Sign up today!