We are Blessed!

It takes over $1,000 a week to run Elijah’s Jar – monetary donations are essential in our ability to serve. With access to The Placer Food Bank and other sources not available to the general public, we can purchase much more with the money donated. Some employers are now matching employee donations – doubling the good! Elijah's Jar is a 501(c)3 non-profit, therefore, all your donations are tax deductible.

The generosity of our community gardeners and local Farmer's Market has been a tremendous help in allowing us to provide fresh fruit and vegetables. We are hoping that they will continue to think of us as they harvest their goodies.

Elijah’s Jar is the only permanent year-round food closet in the Foresthill area. We serve low income families, seniors, homeless, and disabled residents of the Foresthill Divide regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, or religion. This includes the foothill communities of Iowa Hill, Michigan Bluff, Baker Ranch and Yankee Jim as well as Foresthill. We are an isolated community without any scheduled transportation system. Our clients without their own transportation would be in very serious need if we were not there to help. We are currently serving almost 350 persons, representing about 125 families per month. This equates to about 6% of the populous of Foresthill area. 25% are children under the age of 18, over 20% are seniors and 19% are disabled. In recent years we have see the greatest increase in the clients of senior age group. We believe that Jesus Christ has called us to help provide for the needs of the disadvantaged.

Since it's opening in March of 2003, our food closet has served over 1000 families.


Commonly Needed Non-Perishable Foods:

  • Canned tuna and chicken
  • Canned meals i.e. chili, stews, tamales
  • Boxed “Complete Meals”
  • Healthy cereals (not sugar coated)
  • Peanut butter, jam, and honey
  • Hearty soups
  • Rice mixes i.e. "Rice-a-Roni"
  • Pasta sauce and spaghetti noodles
  • Pasta mixes i.e. "Hamburger Helper"
  • Canned fruits and vegetables

Please refrain from donating home canned, open, or out of date food items.


We Love Our Volunteers

Clothing & Toiletries Most Often Needed:

  • Men's jeans
  • Men's shirts
  • Summer shorts
  • Winter jackets
  • Sweats
  • Socks
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Baby diapers

We use whatever we can for our clients and then recycle excess donations to other local charities in need.