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Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry

The Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry (HKJFP) was started in 1991 serving 40 families.

Now the largest food pantry in the region, the HKJFP annually serves more than 15,000 people from 72 different zip codes throughout St. Louis City and St. Louis County.

The HKJFP provides at least 10 days of food, including kosher options, and personal care items to more than 6,000 children, adults, and seniors every month.

Using the Client Choice model, guests shop for themselves and select the foods that support their family’s unique preferences, nutritional needs and dietary requirements*. The HKJFP staff and a volunteer workforce of more than 200 people ensure its smooth operations. Community members who visit the food pantry are often experiencing hardships in addition to hunger including unemployment or underemployment, lack of access to health care, and housing insecurity. The pantry’s staff and volunteers connect visitors and their families to JFS services or to an external partner in the community.

*In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the food pantry has adjusted its operations to meet local and regional health guidelines to keep clients, volunteers, and staff safe. In March 2020, the HKJFP shifted to a drive-through food distribution model that follows guidelines for physical distancing and streamlines food distribution, making the process more efficient and allowing the food pantry to serve more people. The HKJFP plans to return to the Client Choice shopping model as soon as it is safe to do so.

Location

Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry
10601 Baur Boulevard St. Louis, MO 63132
314-513-1672 or 314-993-1000

Hours

Monday – Friday
9 am – 2 pm

No appointments are needed at this time. Please wear a mask when you visit. To keep the recommended social distance for your safety, pantry guests will temporarily drive up in your car and pantry staff will bring groceries to your car. Please come at a time that is convenient for you during our current hours.

Erica Steen

Erica Steen

Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry Director

If you would like to learn more about the Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry, donating food, or hosting a food drive, please contact HKJFP Director Erica Steen at esteen@jfsstl.org or 314-513-1673.

Support the Food Pantry

The Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry is grateful to receive in-kind food donations from food drives, which raise public awareness of hunger and food insecurity in our community, and provide a wide variety of canned and packaged foods for our pantry guests. To drop off food donations, please arrive on Monday through Friday between 2:30 and 4:30 pm or call 314-513-1672 to arrange a time that works best for you.

Suggested items for in-kind food donations include: cereal, canned vegetables, canned beans, pasta sauce, tomato products, tuna/canned chicken, soup, chili, beef stew, peanut butter, and protein-rich foods. Items must not be expired. The HKJFP is not able to accept donations in glass jars.

 

Volunteer at Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry

JFS volunteers share their time, energy, skills, and knowledge to benefit the community in a variety of roles at the Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry. They work to register, schedule and shop with guests at HKJFP. Volunteers also help to sort and stock fresh and non-perishable foods and put together food boxes for distribution.

For information about volunteering, contact Patricia Johnson at pjohnson@jfsstl.org or 314-812-9355.