One Sunday each month, 750-1,000+ volunteers of all ages and backgrounds meet as a community at our Northeast Philadelphia warehouse to pack fresh produce and non-perishable kosher food, load their cars with boxes and deliver food and a smile into the homes of those in need.
Most volunteers arrive at 10:00am, with a small group coming as early as 8:30am to pack bags of fresh produce and make boxes. Volunteers check in, have a quick nosh (bagels and shmeers and coffee, of course!), get a brief orientation and take their place alongside other enthusiastic volunteers in the assembly line packing boxes with food. Packing takes about 90 minutes — it’s not a race, but 750+ people working together can get things done really fast.
Volunteers load their cars with 8-12 boxes and make deliveries right to the homes of JRA’s recipient families. We make deliveries to recipients who live all over the five county Philadelphia area and northern Delaware, and provide turn-by-turn driving directions so you won’t get lost.
The following are the upcoming distribution dates. We look forward to seeing you!
- Apr 12, 2015
- May 03, 2015
- Jun 07, 2015
- Jul 12, 2015
- Aug 09, 2015
- Sep 20, 2015
- Oct 18, 2015
- Nov 15, 2015
- Dec 20, 2015
If you’d like even more information, refer to our Frequently Asked Questions