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

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