Project Isaiah, the Jewish community's annual High Holidays food drive benefiting the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, occurs around the High Holidays each year.

The project is named for the Prophet Isaiah, who when asked why we fast on Yom Kippur, responded, "Is it not to share your bread with the hungry?" (Isaiah 58:).

The Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona's coordinates this project annually. At the request of the Community Food Bank, due to the pandemic, we are encouraging financial contributions, which will be directed to the Food Bank, instead of donating non-perishable food.

Should you prefer to write a check, donations should be made payable to JFSA and mailed to JFSA, 3718 E. River Rd, Suite 100, Tucson, AZ 85718.

For those that prefer to participate in Project Isaiah by donating food, please follow these guidelines below in the interest and safety of everyone involved.


  • The Tucson J at 3800 E River Rd., Tucson, AZ, 85718 will serve as our community drop off point.
  • Food donations will be accepted between 7:00-10:00am and 3:00- 6:00pm Monday through Friday, starting Monday, September 14 and ending Friday, October 2.
  • Please place donations in the trunk or back of your car.
  • Masks are mandatory for all individuals in the car at dropoff.
  • Please enter the carpool line.
  • A J team member will take your temperature.
  • As long as you do not have a fever, your donations will be accepted.
  • Please do not exit your car. A J team member will take the non-perishable items out of your car and ensure they are placed in a large bin indoors, that will be picked up by the Food Bank.


Most needed items include peanut butter, canned fruit and vegetables, cereal and granola bars, canned soups, rice and pasta, beans, and canned meats.