About the Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry

The Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry (HKJFP), a program of Jewish Family & Children’s Service, began in 1991 serving 40 families. Today, the HKJFP is the largest food pantry in the region. In 2017, 160+ pantry volunteers and staff served 4,530 families (unduplicated) including more than 15,000 children, seniors and adults.

The HKJFP assists with community efforts to alleviate hunger by providing food to low-income individuals and families.  People who cannot afford to feed themselves and their families also have other important needs such as unemployment, underemployment, difficulty accessing affordable health care, utility and rent assistance. By linking pantry guests and their families to other community services and providing additional on-site services with collaborative partners, we are able to address additional issues beyond hunger.

Each month the Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry:

  • Provides food 7 to 10 days of food for approximately 6,500 individuals per month. Protein-rich foods, fresh fruits and vegetables, and a variety of non-perishable foods are usually available. Kosher and other special dietary needs may be accommodated.
  • Links pantry guests with community services through education and referrals.
  • Provides other on-site services such as:
    • Health screenings conducted by a Registered Nurse from Deaconess Nurse Ministries
    • Nutrition education and healthy recipes led by nutrition educators from the University of Missouri Extension, Family Nutrition Program
    • Diapers for children supplied by the St. Louis Area Diaper Bank
    • Dental hygiene kits for kids furnished by the RalphCares Program

The Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry is an equal opportunity provider serving people of all faiths and backgrounds. Most of our pantry guests reside in St. Louis County.  Call (314) 513-1672 to find out if you or someone you know is eligible for our pantry services.