The ARK is a not-for-profit, community-funded health and human services agency with facilities on Chicago’s North Side and in Northbrook. The Ark recognizes that many members of our Chicagoland Jewish family—Jews from all walks of life, from all parts of Chicagoland—are deeply in need of help and kindness.

This year, Temple Jeremiah is celebrating the High Holy Days with The ARK by collaborating on a Food Drive! Temple Jeremiah will be collecting donations of canned food, nonperishables, and toiletries that will be given to Jewish families in need during the coming year. Simply come to Temple Jeremiah’s parking lot and drop off donations in the ARK collection bins.

This year The ARK is inviting families to donate:

  • Applesauce
  • Baby Wipes
  • Canned Beans
  • Canned Diced Tomatoes
  • Canned Fruit
  • Canned Tomato Sauce
  • Canned Tuna
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Canola Oil
  • Cereal
  • Children’s Diapers (sizes 3 and up)
  • Gefilte Fish
  • Grape Juice
  • Jelly
  • Oatmeal
  • Olive Oil
  • Pasta
  • Peanut Butter
  • Quinoa
  • Rice
  • Sugar Free Jam
  • Sugar Free Canned Fruit
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Vegetarian Baked Beans
  • Vegetarian Pasta Sauce

All food pantry donations must be certified kosher and should have six months before expiration. The ARK does not accept Del Monte or Kirkland canned vegetables.