The August Food Distribution deliveries will begin starting on Wednesday, August 5th. Please find the modified pick-up schedule below. After a JRA staff member has confirmed a pick-up date and delivery route with you, you are welcome to arrive any time within the window listed. If you are interested in volunteering to deliver boxes of food and toiletry items, we recommend signing up early!
Emergency Protocol Regarding COVID-19
Information updated as of June 17 2020.
August Volunteer Opportunities
Miss being in the warehouse? We miss having you! JRA is offering a few volunteer packing shifts on Sunday, August 30 in preparation for September's Food Distribution. The shifts will include box taping, packing boxes, assembling Family Friendly bags, and assembling backpacks. Volunteers shifts are limited to 25 individuals to ensure proper social distancing while working in the warehouse. Volunteer packing shifts are on a first-come, first-served basis and will fill-up quickly! Please find the schedule for volunteer shifts below and follow the link to sign-up.
JEWISH RELIEF AGENCYserves over 6,000 diverse low-income individuals across Greater Philadelphia by relieving hunger, improving lives, and strengthening our community.
Whatever It Takes
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|9 AM - 11 AM||12 PM - 2 PM||3 PM - 5 PM|
JRA's clients depend on volunteers to deliver food to their homes. JRA has initiated safety protocols and procedures surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic and has implemented a drive-thru model called Express Pick-Up for all deliveries and a Knock, Drop and Go policy at recipient homes. If you are interested in delivering, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We understand that situations change, and kindly request that if you are no longer able to deliver your assigned route, that you contact us ASAP so we can reassign it to another interested volunteer.
If you have any symptoms or believe you have come into contact with COVID-19, please do not volunteer to deliver.
In response to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, we have implemented a number of measures to reduce the risk to both our recipients and our volunteers. We are continuing to monitor the spread of Coronavirus and are actively seeking the support and guidance of experts in public health, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Department of Public Health in the City of Philadelphia. As this situation is constantly changing, we will regularly update this site with the status of our volunteer opportunities.
Important Protocol: If you have any symptoms including fever, cough or shortness of breath, are feeling unwell, or if you have been exposed to someone with symptoms, please do NOT volunteer at this time. We encourage everyone to follow the guidelines from the CDC website. When volunteers enter the JRA warehouse, they will be asked to wash hands, practice social distancing and participate in a short orientation. Children under 18 are not permitted in the warehouse without a guardian.
Safe Deliveries: JRA's "Knock, Drop and Go" Policy
|Wednesday, August 5th||Thursday, August 6th||Friday, August 7th||Sunday, August 9th|
|9 AM - 2 PM||9 AM - 2 PM||9 AM - 2 PM||9 AM - 2 PM|
Safety Protocol Regarding Pick-Up and Deliveries
Volunteer Packing Shifts - Sunday, August 30