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! From Sunday, August 23rd – Sunday, October 4th, 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
  • Boxed Milk
  • Canned Beans
  • Canned Fruit
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Canola Oil
  • Cereal
  • Couscous
  • Crackers
  • Peanut Butter
  • Honey
  • Jelly
  • Jam
  • Oatmeal
  • Pasta
  • Sugar
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Tuna
  • Vegetarian Baked Beans
  • Bar Soap
  • Children’s Diapers (sizes 4-6)
  • Dish Soap
  • Facial Tissue
  • Hand Soap
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Paper Towels
  • Sponges
  • Toilet Paper

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.