Category Archives: Food

Family-to-Family

Family-to-Family, Inc. 6 Circle Dr. Hastings on Hudson, NY 10706 Contact:  Pam Koner, 914-478-0756, pkoner@family-to-family.org Family-to-Family, Inc. is a grassroots nonprofit 501(c)(3) hunger and poverty relief organization dedicated to providing food, personal hygiene products and other basic life essentials to American families struggling with the challenges of poverty. By connecting donors one-to-one with specific families in need, Family-to-Family’s mission is to bring a large and seemingly intractable problem – poverty – into personal focus, making proactive, attainable results possible…one family at a time. Our kid’s projects provide children with hands-on giving experiences, concrete forms of giving. These projects are intended to embed […]

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Penn Hillel Soup Kitchen

Penn Hillel Soup Kitchen 215 S. 39th Street Philadelphia, PA 19104 Contact:  Allison Resnick, Volunteer Coordinator, 215-898-7391, atr@sas.upenn.edu The Soup Kitchen at Hillel convenes every evening from in Hillel’s Falk Dining Commons at Steinhardt Hall. Night Soup Kitchen is a space for community guests and Penn volunteers to get to know each other over a warm meal and friendly environment. Each Sunday, our dedicated volunteers arrive before dinner to set up the dining hall and make packaged lunches for our guests that they can eat the next day. When the doors open, volunteers first serve the guests and then – everybody’s favorite […]

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Sunday Suppers

Sunday Suppers 2950 Memphis St, Philadelphia, PA 19134 Contact: Linda Samost, director  linda@sundaysuppersphilly.org, 215-223-2220  ext.100 Sunday Suppers’ (SS) mission is to strengthen the health and well-being of families through the transformative power of family meals.  SS is an inventive program that addresses and then reaches beyond food access by reintroducing the family meal which, with related support, has been shown to strengthen families in deep and lasting ways.  Coaching is provided so that once families gain access to healthy food they can prepare delicious and nutritious meals to share around their dinner table.   SS helps families make enduring lifestyle changes including […]

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Manna on Main Street of Lansdale

Manna on Main Street of Lansdale 713 W. Main St. Lansdale, PA 19446 Contact:  Suzan Neiger Gould, Exec. Dtr., execdir@mannaonmain.org 215-855-5454 Manna on Main Street of Lansdale is committed to ending hunger in the North Penn region by providing food, fulfilling social service and education needs, and conducting community outreach. Through a food pantry and soup kitchen, emergency financial aid, counseling and referrals, and education opportunities, we serve those in need with the hope “that everyone might be fed.” Manna’s vision is “that everyone might be fed.” Help us fulfill this vision by getting involved in this community service! Our dedicated helpers bring food, […]

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Mitzvah Circle Foundation

Mitzvah Circle Foundation 1561 Gehman Road, Harleysville, PA 19438 Contact:   Fran Held, Founder and Executive Director, 484-897-0414,  info@mitzvahcircle.org Mitzvah Circle is a non-profit organization that provides support, hope and dignity to individuals and families during times of crisis, poverty, homelessness and serious illness. We assist people who have fallen through the cracks, removing barriers to meaningful help and resources. We provide individualized support such as clothing, school supplies, diapers, household items, food and referrals. We respond without discrimination—fulfilling basic human needs with compassion, to truly make a difference for people who are walking along life’s edge. Bar mitzvah and bat mitzvah […]

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KleinLife

KleinLife.org 10100 Jamison Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19116Contact:  Sue Aistrop, 215-698-7300 x110, saistrop@kleinlife.org “Serving Up Meals, Driving Out Hunger!” The KleinLife’s Home Delivered Meals Program serves seniors who are unable to shop and/or prepare their own meals, so no senior goes hungry. Volunteers support the program by providing a friendly visit, preparing for deliveries, and help to cook meals.  This is done in partnership with the Cook For a Friend network in the Philadelphia region. For your mitzvah or teen community service project, KleinLife is in need of:  Food sorters and packers: Pick a day when your school has in-service, or on a Federal Holiday […]

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The Passover League

The Passover League 215 N. Presidential Boulevard, 1st floor, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004 Contact: Paul M. Perlstein, Esq. or Brian M. Levine 610 660-0530 info@passoverleague.org The Passover League, founded in 1933, is supported by volunteers and many Philadelphia charitable organizations. Its mission is to help needy individuals and families celebrate the Passover holiday. Seders, funded by The Passover League, are held throughout various Delaware Valley locations. These seders reach thousands of individuals who would normally be unable to celebrate the traditional Passover holiday. The Passover League also serves Jewish veterans in various local hospitals.  Additionally, kosher meals are served through The […]

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B’nai B’rith Project H.O.P.E. (Helping Our People Everywhere)

B’nai B’rith Project H.O.P.E. (Helping Our People Everywhere) 3213 Burn Brae Drive, Dresher, PA 19025 Contact: Samuel Domsky, Chair samuel@netreach.net Project H.O.P.E. works with the community family service agencies and local Jewish social services and with B’nai B’rith members and synagogue volunteers. Jewish organizations provide the lists of people who need packages and the facilities for collecting, storing, and packing the food. B’nai B’rith volunteers assemble and deliver the packages. Begun in New York, the program has spread to Boston, Philadelphia, Connecticut, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Last year in Philadelphia, 540 families received Passover food. As a once a […]

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The Mitzvah Food Project

The Mitzvah Food Project 2100 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA 19143 Contact: Drisana Davis, Food Project Manager, Deirdre Mulligan, Food Project Associate 215 832-0509 foodproject@jfgp.org The Mitzvah Food Project has varying volunteer opportunities to be involved in community service including packing food packages, delivering food packages, etc. Please fill out an online volunteer form for this mitzvah project at http://www.jewishphilly.org/mfp I want to help>Volunteer Registration form and you will be emailed or called with additional details for the pantry site closest to you and your individual interests. The food pantry locations are listed below: Beth Sholom Congregation, 8231 Old York Rd., […]

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Mazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger

Mazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger 10495 Santa Monica Blvd. #100 Los Angeles, CA 90025 Contact: Rosalie Licht- Project Coordinator rlicht@mazon.org 310 442 0020 Founded in 1985, MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger is the only national Jewish nonprofit organization exclusively dedicated to preventing and alleviating hunger among people of all faiths and backgrounds. It is essential to educate Jewish youth as they become our future leaders. Part of MAZON’S mission is to raise the consciousness of the Jewish community regarding its obligation to provide and advocate for people who are in need. The MAZON Tzedakah project is designed to […]

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