Help fill our pantry. The need continues to grow. 

“I am thankful to the Jewish Food Bank because I get fresh, healthy, good-quality food that lasts for over a week.
Every time I walk into the food bank, I see appreciation and respect.” – Charlie

Project Isaiah is back! This annual community food drive is vital in filling up the JFS food bank with healthy pantry items to support those in need.

This year our numbers continue to increase. We are now serving over 450 people EVERY week through the food bank, with a total of 950 clients.  We currently need at least 4,500 pounds of food a week to ensure all those who turn to us remain food secure in the year ahead.

Nourishing proteins like nut butters, canned fish, lentils, kasha and beans are especially needed. 

Here’s how to participate:

  1. Pick up your Project Bags at participating synagogues and schools – September 7-17
  2. Fill your bags with nourishing pantry items, especially proteins like nut butters, canned fish and beans
  3. Drop off your bag at any participating location before September 17

We will also be accepting food donations at JFS’ The Kitchen (54 East 3rd Avenue, Vancouver) throughout September.  

OR you can donate online and we’ll do the shopping for you:

Donate to the JFS Community Food Drive

Pick up or drop off your Project Isaiah bags at any of the following locations:

Congregation Beth Israel
Beth Hamidrash Synagogue
Beth Tikvah Synagogue
Burquest Jewish Community Association
Har El Synagogue
King David High School
Or Shalom Synagogue
Congregation Schara Tzedeck
Shalhevet High School
Richmond Jewish Day School
Temple Sholom Synagogue
Vancouver Talmud Torah School
White Rock South Surrey JCC
Vancouver Hebrew Academy School
The Bayit

For questions or details, please contact Carol Hopkins, Food Bank Coordinator, at or 604.558.5698.