The Mitzvah Food Program Northeast pantry, located at the Kleinlife community center, is seeking volunteers to join us in a variety of capacities at all different levels of commitment.
Our state-of-the-art pantry serves over 1,000 households a month and we are seeking people to help with:
-Packing grocery delivery bags on Tuesday evenings from 3 - 6 pm.
-Delivering grocery bags to clients who aren’t able to come to our pantry hours
-Touchscreen tablets (think iPads)
We are open Monday through Friday while currently our greatest needs are Tuesdays from 3-6 pm, Wednesdays and Thursdays 3-4 pm, Fridays 10 am -12 pm. Opportunities are flexible and we would love to work with you around your schedule!
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.