Volunteer Packing Shifts - Sunday, August 30
Rosh Hashanah September Route Deliveries
Monthly, volunteers will deliver boxes of nutritious kosher food to low-income individuals and families in Greater Philadelphia. Volunteers pick up the boxes, along with select additional items, from our warehouse in Northeast Philadelphia and follow a "route packet" of directions to recipient homes. The modified schedule for deliveries and important safety information can be found below.
Important Protocol: If you have any symptoms, including fever, cough or shortness of breath, or 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 and follow JRA's safety protocol as outline below.
Safety Protocol Regarding Pick-Up and Deliveries
Backpack Distribution - Sunday, August 30
*JRA Warehouse is closed on Saturdays.
*Check back for future scheduling changes.
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.
|Morning||Early Afternoon||Late Afternoon|
|9 AM - 11 AM||12 PM - 2 PM||3 PM - 5 PM|
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Food Distributions will follow a week-long schedule until further notice.
September 9 - September 13, 2020
October 14 - October 18, 2020
November 11 - November 15, 2020
December 9 - December 13, 2020
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 email@example.com. 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.
JRA Food Distribution Dates
Thanks to our partners at Cradles to Crayons and Tools for School, JRA will be distributing backpacks full of school supplies for 430 JRA recipient kiddos! The pick-up and delivery process will be similar to our Food Distribution. Coming for a volunteer packing shift? Sign-up to deliver a route of backpacks when you're finished! Just want to deliver backpacks, no worries. Sign-up using the form below. Backpacks can be picked up at the JRA Warehouse from 12 PM - 5 PM on Sunday, August 30.
Start your year off with a mitzvah by delivering food for the Rosh Hashana holiday! September Food Distribution deliveries will begin starting on Wednesday, September 9th. 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!
|Wednesday, September 9th||Thursday, September 10th||Friday, September 11th||Sunday, September 13th|
|9 AM - 2 PM||9 AM - 2 PM||9 AM - 2 PM||9 AM - 2 PM|
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