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Help Older Adults Eat Right -- Food Pantry Seeks Thursday Afternoon Volunteers

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Mitzvah Food Program, Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia

  • 20 people are interested
Client Using Tablet
Client using tablet

The Mitzvah Food Program Mainline pantry is seeking volunteers to assist with pantry hours on Thursdays from 12:45 - 2 pm. These pantry hours are specifically for older adults who live at an apartment complex in Wynnewood.

The pantry is open during the last three Thursdays of the month (but this may be revised due to holiday schedules). We help up to 10 clients each Thursday. Our volunteers help our clients order their groceries using touchscreen tablet systems. The orders are sent back to the pantry in Bala Cynwyd electronically, are packed immediately, and then delivered to the clients apartments within 2 hours.

We are specifically seeking volunteers to help with the touchscreen tablet systems.

Call or email Phil Holtje at 215-832-0815 or pholtje@jewishphilly.org.

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About Mitzvah Food Program, Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia


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.


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.



We'll work with your schedule.


3901 Conshohocken AvenuePhiladelphia, PA 19131



  • Customer Service
  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Nutrition
  • Veteran Care
  • Basic Computer Skills


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Maximum 4 hours a month, generally during the last three Thursdays of the month.
  • A friendly smile and patience!

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