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Petaluma's Inclusive Center for Jewish Life

Westside Interfaith Food Pantry

B'nai Israel participates as part of an interfaith network in Petaluma that volunteers at the Petaluma Food Pantry. Each week, a different church or synagogue takes responsibility for setup, distribution and cleanup of food items that are delivered to the church. B'nai Israel takes the fourth Thursday of each month. We gather at 4:00 p.m. at Elim Lutheran Church, located at 504 Baker St., to set food items on the tables. Distribution takes place from 5:00-5:30.  We no longer pre-bag, people simply pick up items they need. Volunteers are requested to stay until 6 p.m.  

We give out lots of fresh vegetables, fruit, canned goods and bread. People who come for food are Petaluma residents from all walks of life. Often they come with their children.

The total time commitment is whatever time you can contribute. It is a pleasure to participate in this act of kindness and the recipients are very grateful for what is given.

Join Us!

We are a small group of volunteers, and we really need your help!

Please consider coming to volunteer with us. You do not have to lift anything heavy. It is a small amount of time for a huge reward and it costs you nothing.

If you have any questions about volunteering, please contact Lani at


We gratefully accept monetary donations. The B'nai Israel Jewish Center's participation in the Food Pantry depends on community support. We purchase food from Redwood Food Bank every month to give those who pass through the food line. 

A $10 monthly donation ($120 a year) would go a long way to assist our efforts. If that is too much, we will be happy to accept any amount you can spare. The happy faces of our customers make this all worth while. Checks can be made out to BIJC and marked "food pantry" in the memo line. Click here to donate online. Thank you in advance.

Tue, April 23 2024 15 Nisan 5784