12 Sundays a year, 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 hungry people.

Food Distribution Opportunities

There are many roles for volunteers during Distributions. Volunteers are welcome to come at any time from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM, and can do any (and all) of the jobs below:

Box Making: 8:30 to 10:00 AM

Food Box Packing:

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

(Email jra@jewishrelief.org to sign up for Tiny Tots)

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. 

Express Pick Up: 8:30 to 11:00 AM
Don't want to pack food this month? You can skip the warehouse and go directly to the loading dock to pick up your route and 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 jra@jewishrelief.org, or call 610-660-0190.

Food Distributions

JRA Warehouse:

JRA Food Distribution Dates


January 14th, 2018

February 18th, 2018

March 18th, 2018

April 8th, 2018

April 29th, 2018

June 3rd, 2018

July 8th, 2018

August 5th, 2018

September 16th, 2018

October 14th, 2018

November 11th, 2018

December 16th, 2018