Project Isaiah is the Jewish community's annual High Holidays food drive benefiting the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.


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 5:8).


The Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona's coordinates this project annually.


During the pandemic, community demand has DOUBLED from pre-pandemic levels. Your $2 donation = 7 meals distributed.



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 the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona and mailed to Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona, 3718 East River Rd, Suite 100, Tucson, AZ 85718.


Most needed foods include:


  • Canned vegetables

  • Canned fruit

  • Canned soup

  • Cereal and granola bars

  • Peanut butter

  • Canned meat

  • Rice, pasta, and beans

  • Canned tomato products


The Tucson Jewish Community Center is happy to serve as a collection point for all non-perishable food items. The J will accept donations Monday through Friday, 7 am to 6 pm beginning Wednesday, September 1, through Friday, October 1.


To drop off food, enter the J’s main (north) entry doors. A mask is required upon entry. If you are a member, you may use your key tag for entry. If you are not a member, please ring the doorbell and our team will grant you access. Once inside the building, please proceed to either the main Welcome Desk or the north Wellness Desk where a member of our team will gladly accept your items and place them in the collection box.


Tucson J holiday closures:


  • September 6 use north wellness entrance only and close early at 2 pm

  • September 7, 8, 16, 21, 28 closed

  • September 15 close early at 4 pm


For more information, contact Suzanne Amador at the Jewish Community Relations Council (520) 577-9393 or