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just 3 things logoThe Just Three Things program was born out of the need to provide food for the youth transitioning out of the foster care system at our Real World Job Development Center. Since then, the collection of non-perishable food has expanded to meet the needs of our clients at the Michael R. Zent Healthcare Center, West Valley Healthcare Center, East Valley Healthcare Center, Glendale Healthcare Center, Shelter Without Walls, Transition to Adulthood and Senior Programs. Donating “just three things” may seem like a small act of kindness, but collectively these donations help to assure that children, teens, adults and seniors don’t have to go to bed hungry.

Please help JFCS stock the Just 3 Things food pantry by donating just 3 non-perishable food items each month and provide a needy youth with food as they transition from foster care to independence. JFCS is grateful for any donated items you wish to drop off. Don't have time to shop? Make a cash donation to Just 3 Things and we'll do the shopping for you!

If you are interested in donating non-perishable food items for the pantry or if you have any questions, please contact Lisa Blumstein, Volunteer Coordinator, at

JFCS Just 3 Things Pantry Needs

The Just 3 Things pantry needs non-perishable food, cleaning supplies, and personal care items. You can drop off items at JFCS Administration, located on 4747 North 7th Street, Suite 100, Phoenix, AZ 85014, at the bin located in the lobby. Please drop off Just 3 Things pantry items from 9 a.m. to noon on Monday through Friday. The JFCS Administration building’s doors will be locked on weekdays starting at noon.

Most needed items:

  • Rice
  • Powdered milk
  • Canned meat, vegetables & beans
  • Cooking oil
  • Fruit cups
  • Cereal
  • Granola bars
  • Toilet paper
  • Laundry detergent
  • Disinfectant wipes

Social Distancing Option:

If you are unable to leave your home right now, but would still like to contribute, you can make a monetary donation to our Emergency Assistance Fund or purchase items on our JFCS Just 3 Things Amazon Wish List and have them shipped directly to JFCS.

Please call 602.279.0084 prior to dropping off your food donation items to schedule a time for delivery.

The address to drop off your items is:
9014 N. 23rd Avenue, Building 2, Suite 3, Phoenix, AZ 85021 (view map)


Always needed:

  • Canned Meats and Fish
  • Spaghetti-O's
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Canned Fruit or Fruit Cups
  • Cereal
  • Canned Meat or Cheese Ravioli
  • Toiletries
  • Backpacks
  • Can Openers
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Disposable Razors
  • Deodorant
  • Pre-packaged Dinners (Hormel, Healthy Choice, Del Monte)
  • Snack Food (Trail Mix, Granola Bars, Crackers, Dried Fruit)
  • Microwaveable Macaroni & Cheese

food pantry photos

Read these thank-you notes written FOR YOU from kids who received meals from the pantry:

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