Yellow Cappers are JRA ambassadors both within the warehouse and in the community. These long-time volunteers hold crucial jobs in the warehouse during monthly Food Distributions and have committed to attending at least 8 Distributions a year. You can identify them by their yellow shirts and caps!

Volunteering at JRA

Looking for another art project while at home. This is a great way for individuals all ages to celebrate JRA recipients with a very simple act - sending a birthday card to let them know we are thinking of them. You can decorate a few cards or we can assign you a whole birthday month (about 400 cards). 

Monthly, volunteers 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 on the Food Distributions page.

Yellow Capper Program

Complete your B'nai Mitzvah service project by delivering at three monthly Food Distributions. Supplement your project with an item collection, birthday card making, or customize your own project! 

Monthly Food Distributions - Delivery 

Collections and Drives

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our volunteer opportunities have been modified. 

Birthday Cards

JRA's work is fueled by volunteers of many ages and backgrounds - from students to seniors, Jews and non-Jews - all united by a common commitment to help those in need to strengthen community. Through community service, JRA nourishes body and soul.

JRA’s Junior Yellow Capper program gives students in grades 8-12 the opportunity to join JRA’s Yellow Cappers. This junior leadership team will assist at JRA monthly distributions and other JRA events!

B'nai Mitzvah Program

Junior Yellow Capper Program

Host a collection/drive with your synagogue, church, or organization. JRA can accept the following full-sized, unopened, and not expired items: kosher canned tuna, toilet paper, paper towels, square tissues boxes, laundry detergent, toothpaste, tooth brushes, diapers, and adult incontinence supplies.