Delivery Drivers wanted! Stop hunger by helping those who need it most get the food they need.
We deliver groceries to the homebound twice a month in NE Philly and beyond. This is a lifeline to those who cannot get to a food pantry. If you have a car, are a licensed driver, and have a few hours a month to give, you could make a huge difference in someone’s life. Contact Phil Holtje, Volunteer Coordinator, at (215) 832-0815 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We deliver twice a month on established routes of 6-10 households. Each route takes approximately 2 hours. We are located in the Kleinlife building off Red Lion Road. Other opportunities, such as packing bags, are also available. We hope to see you here!
About Mitzvah Food Program, Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia
2100 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103, US
The mission of the Mitzvah Food Program is to provide food and basic staples in a caring and dignified manner community members who are in need, and to educate and advocate on their behalf. Our five pantries distribute nutritious food to all who are in need, regardless of race, income, gender, age or religion.
The Mitzvah Food Program was piloted in 1996 to alleviate hunger and malnutrition among at-risk families in the Greater Philadelphia region. With broad-based support from the region’s Jewish community and hunger relief agencies, the Mitzvah Food Program, which initially distributed food through a single community site, has expanded its geographic reach throughout Philadelphia and into the region’s lower-income suburban neighborhoods.
The Mitzvah Food Program benefits from both the support of an advisory committee made up of active community members, local nutritionists, and site leaders and a team of dedicated volunteers that keep our pantries and deliveries running smoothly. We also work with local and state hunger relief organizations, synagogues, and community organizations to acquire low-cost food staples and with volunteer groups throughout the region to organize food drives.
During 2018-2019, the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia’s Mitzvah Food Program distributed 841,206 pounds of food to 7,846 clients.