Yad Ezra is Michigan’s only Kosher food pantry.

Yad Ezra clients meet certain financial criteria in order to qualify as ;recipients.

Yad Ezra provides a supplemental food package filled with nutritious well-balanced foods to low income Jewish people approximately once every four weeks. For Jewish and American holidays, we distribute delicious, traditional foods to clients in addition to their regular food packages.

All food packages are based on family size.

Referrals come from Jewish Family Service, area clergy, social service agencies like United Way and other organizations in the greater community. However, it is not necessary to have a referral in order to receive assistance from Yad Ezra; anyone (regardless of religious affiliation) who comes to Yad Ezra claiming they need food will receive a package of groceries from us at least one time.

Jewish families who fit within the financial guidelines we’ve established are eligible to receive a food package from Yad Ezra approximately once every 4 weeks.

To be eligible, a client’s income can fall within 250% of National Poverty Guidelines. Please note: Yad Ezra’s staff members use discretion regarding client eligibility and will consider extenuating circumstances for those whose income exceeds 250% of the guidelines.

Yad Ezra is a Total Choice Food Pantry; client families choose the items that they want.

*Client information is always confidential.*

We offer a drive-through window for clients who want a more discreet and confidential way to pick up groceries. Learn more.

The following is a list of the food and healthcare items provided by Yad Ezra on a regular basis:

  • Juice
  • Tuna
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Canned Fruits
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Hot & Cold Cereal
  • Fresh Vegetables
  • Gefilte Fish/Salmon
  • PeanutButter
  • Flour
  • Soup Mix
  • Dry Milk
  • Spaghetti
  • Ground Beef
  • Rice
  • Noodles
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Margarine
  • Butter
  • Eggs
  • Chicken
  • Ground Turkey
  • Kasha
  • Cottage Cheese
  • Matzo/Crackers
  • Bread
  • Toiletries
  • Toilet Paper
  • Paper Towels/Facial Tissue
  • Candles
  • All-Purpose Cleaner
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Dish Detergent
  • Misc. Items