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Alleviate food insecurity in Philadelphia by delivering to your neighbors

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Mitzvah Food Program, Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
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Volunteer Delivery Driver
One of our dedicated volunteer delivery drivers!

Do you want to help alleviate food insecurity in your community? Spend between 2 - 4 hours a month and you can help families who are homebound eat healthier. All COVID precautions are adhered to and we're performing knock-and-drop deliveries.

The Mitzvah Food Program of Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia delivers groceries and fresh produce to families all over Philadelphia but we need some extra help so we can reach more people. Our Bala Cynwyd food pantry supports families in Center City Philly, South Philly, West Philly, North Philly, and Lower Northeast. We provide all the necessary contact info and delivery instructions, you just need to have a valid drivers license and access to a car...or a friend who has as car! Delivering with someone else makes it easier and it takes less time and is more fun! The routes typically take 1 - 2 hours to complete.

Our Bala Cynwyd pantry deliveries to Philadelphia are available twice a month, usually during the 1st and 3rd full weeks of the month. The bags can be picked up on those Wednesday afternoons, Thursdays from 9 am - 5 pm, or Fridays from 9 am - 3 pm. The bags can be delivered at your convenience then which makes this volunteer opportunity very flexible.

If you are interested or for more information, please contact Phil Holtje - pholtje@jewishphilly.org or call (215) 832-0815.

The Mitzvah Food Program runs 4 food pantries in the Greater Philadelphia area. Last year we served over 8,200 people through our delivery services, pantry hours, and emergency grocery bags. You can learn more about our pantries on our website: https://jewishphilly.org/mfp

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About Mitzvah Food Program, Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia

Location:

2100 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103, US

Mission Statement

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.

Description

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 2019-2020, the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia’s Mitzvah Food Program distributed 938,020 pounds of food to 8,227 clients.
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Crisis Support
Hunger
Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

345 Montgomery AvenueBala Cynwyd, PA 19004

(40.00631,-75.24429)
 

SKILLS

  • Nutrition
  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Delivery
  • Community Outreach
  • Crisis Intervention

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Up to 4 hours per month
  • A friendly smile and a willingness to help those in need.

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