Kosher Food Pantry

Who We Serve

The Schoke JFS Kosher Food Pantry services the Stamford, New Canaan, Darien, Westport, Weston, Wilton, Norwalk and Bridgeport communities. It providers Kosher food and personal care items, including assistance for pharmacy and transportation, to members of our community experiencing financial difficulties and are unable to afford food and household items for their families. The pantry will deliver meals to the home-bound.

The Kosher Pantry also operates Fresh Produce Days in Stamford and Westport. This is an opportunity for clients to receive fresh fruits and vegetables, eggs, bread, and other perishable items. Click here for information about Fresh Produce Days.

The Kosher Food Pantry has walk-in hours Monday and Wednesdays from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM and on Tuesdays from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. If you wish to visit the Pantry outside of these hours an appointment is required.  Please contact Rebekah Kanefsky at (203) 921-4161 or rkanefsky@ctjfs.org to arrange for an appointment. All requests for service are kept strictly confidential.

To visit the Kosher Food Pantry you must provide the following information:

  • State-issued proof of residency in Fairfield County will be required.
  • Proof of income within the last 30 days.
  • Proof of residency within the last 30 days.
  • Proof of all household members – Acceptable forms of proof may include: household mail, SNAP, Care4Kids, SSI, school report cards or free lunch forms, Section 8, DSS and/or birth certificates.

Applicants who have been accepted will be able to access the Food Pantry once per month.  In order to continue to receive services from the JFS Food Pantry, this form must be renewed annually.  The agency may review documentation at anytime if deemed necessary.


Support the Kosher Food Pantry

Schoke JFS welcomes contributions to the food pantry of the following non-perishable items.
All food items donated must be kosher and have a valid expiration date:

  • Fish: Canned Tuna, Salmon, Gefilte Fish, Sardines, Anchovies
  • Beverages: Coffee, Tea, Juice (Canned, Bottled, Boxed)
  • Fruits and Vegetables (Canned, Jarred, Prepared, Instant Potatoes)
  • Milk (Dry, Evaporated, Shelf-Stable)
  • Non-Dairy Milk Products: Soy, Almond, Rice and Coconut Milk
  • Cereals: Boxed Cereals, Hot Cereals, Oatmeals
  • Rice and Pasta (Boxed, Bagged)
  • Grains: Breads, Crackers, Cookies, Pancake Mix, Cake Mix
  • Soups (Canned, Boxed, Bottled)
  • Sauces: Pasta Sauce, Soy Sauce, Marinades, Ketchup, Mustard
  • Spreads: Peanut Butter, Jelly, Jam
  • Cooking Supplies: Oils, Vinegar, Condiments, Sugar, Salt, Spices
  • Household Items: Paper Goods, Plastic Wrap, Tin Foil, Ziploc Bags
  • Toiletries: Toothbrush, Hairbrush, Razors, Shampoo, Soap, Floss, Mouthwash, Conditioner