Once a month, JRA volunteers of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities meet at our Northeast Philly warehouse to pack and then deliver boxes of nutritious kosher food to over 6,000 low-income individuals and families. During this time, volunteers will pack 3,200 boxes of food, including fresh produce, for families in need. In addition to the standard food box, volunteers also pack family friendly food bags and toiletries for some of our recipients. 

Food Distribution Opportunities

Box Making: 8:30 to 10:00 AM

Food Box Packing:

Tiny Tots (ages 6 and under): 8:30 to 9:30 AM

All ages: 10:00 - 11:30 AM            

Food Delivery:  10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

We deliver food boxes throughout the 5 county Greater Philadelphia region. Most of our delivery routes are right in Northeast Philly, just 10-15 minutes from our warehouse usually. Check out this map of Northeast Philly to see where we deliver.

Express Pick Up: 8:30 to 11:00 AM
Don't want to pack food this month? Choose the Express Pickup option when choosing your route(s) to skip the warehouse and go directly to the loading dock to pick up your delivery route packet and food boxes.

What else do I need to know?

  • Most delivery routes consist of 8-12 boxes and typically take about an hour to complete. Driving directions and a map are provided.
  • Community service forms are available at each of our food distributions.
  • Please wear closed toe shoes while in the warehouse, sandals are not permitted.
  • Bagels and coffee are provided to volunteers at each food distribution.
  • Boxes and routes can also be picked up on select weekdays. 

Community Groups

JRA Food Distributions are great for all types of community groups, such as fraternities/sororities, corporations, synagogues, churches, and more. 

Click here to learn more about bringing your group.

Email volunteering@jewishrelief.org, or call 610-660-0190.

Food Distributions​

JRA Warehouse:

JRA Food Distribution Dates


January 20, 2019

February 17, 2019

March 17, 2019

April 7, 2019

May 5, 2019

June 2, 2019

July 14, 2019

August 4, 2019

September 15, 2019

October 27, 2019

November 17, 2019

​December 15, 2019


January 19, 2020

February 16, 2020

March 22, 2020

April 26, 2020

May 17, 2020

June 14, 2020

July 12, 2020

August 9, 2020

September 13, 2020

October 18, 2020

November 15, 2020

​December 13, 2020