FOOD PANTRY & DISTRIBUTION SERVICES
NOTICE ON SERVICES DURING COVID-19
In accordance with local, state, and federal guidelines and for the protection of the health & safety of our clients, staff, and volunteers, we are not currently offering our choice model for the pantry. Prepared bags of groceries are available through our on-site pantry on the following days:
Mondays & Fridays 10 AM – 12 PM
Our Kosher Cafe program, distributed from Adath Israel Congregation (Lawrenceville, NJ) is operating on its usual schedule as a to-go model.
Kosher Meals on Wheels are continuing as scheduled, if you or a senior you know is need of delivered, Kosher meals, contact us at 609-987-8100.
Yvette Sarah Clayman Kosher Food Pantry
If you are hungry….you are welcome.
The Yvette Sarah Clayman Kosher Food Pantry, our on-site pantry and the JFCS Mobile Food Pantry are open to EVERYONE in the community.
If you are in an immediate crisis, in need of food, walk-in’s are welcome for a one-time shop followed by a comprehensive assessment.
For non-emergency support, call to set-up an assessment appointment where staff will work with your to address all factors and set up a shopping schedule and path to independence.
Why Our Pantry Stands Apart…
- We are a choice-pantry – you select food in line with you and your family’s personal preferences and needs.
- Our pantry has a full sized refrigertor and two full size freezer that allow us to offer fresh fruits and vegetables in addition to meat and dairy products.
- All items are kosher and we maintain a supply of products to meet a range of dietary needs such as gluten-free, low sodium, lactose-free, and more!
- Shopping is done by private appointment in a stress-free and confidential environment.
JFCS recognized that not all who need a food pantry have the ability to visit our on-site pantry. In January 2020, we launched the JFCS Mobile Food Pantry which brings the healthy, choice-pantry experience directly to partner locations across Mercer County.
The Kosher Cafe is a designated nutrition site, supported by the Mercer County Office on Aging.
Every Tuesday – Friday from 11 AM – 1 PM
Join us for a complimentary, catered at Congregation Adath Israel, 1958 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville, NJ. Bring a friend or make new ones. The program is designed for low-income seniors who would benefit from a complimentary, hot and nutritious lunch. The cafes are open to all and donations are accepted.
For additional information, contact Debi Henritzy, Kosher Cafe Coordinator by email or phone 609-987-8100.
Kosher Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels is known across the country for delivering hot meals directly into the hands of older adults. The program is designed for those who face challenges in accessing nutritious, hot meals due to limited mobility and/or limited income.
Meals on Wheels is an incredible resource to aging adults who need the accessibility and nutritional resource; however, older Jewish adults could not turn to Meals on Wheels if they wished to maintain a Kosher diet. Kosher Meals on Wheels (KMOW) fills that gap and allows Jewish seniors to maintain their traditions, bringing a sense of comfort as they age.
JFCS delivers Kosher Meals on Wheels to Jewish seniors in West Windsor, East Windsor, Hightstown, Hamilton, Princeton and Plainsboro. Deliveries are made twice a week and include 5 total meals, one for each day of the week. The hot, Kosher meals are prepared by our partner Greenwood House then distributed by JFCS volunteers to our local communities. Greenwood House staff and volunteers deliver KMOW to those in the Trenton, Lawrenceville, and Ewing communities. Meals are $25 per week and some scholarships are available.
Interested in enrolling in Kosher Meals on Wheels? Contact us at 609-987-8100.
If you or someone you know could benefit from the program,
contact us at 609-987-8100.
Additional Supportive Services
Shabbat on Wheels
Through a generous private funder, we are able to deliver a Shabbat dinner to 24 Jewish seniors once a month.
Emergency Financial Assistance
JFCS can provide limited support on an emergency case-by-case basis for housing, utilities and water bills. Call for more details: 609-987-8100 x203.
Resource & Referral
Don’t know where to turn? Our staff can recommend and connect you to the appropriate agency through our wide network of community partners to help with emergency financial, housing and other support.