The Mitzvah Food Project

The Mitzvah Food Project
2100 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA 19143

Contact: Deirdre Mulligan, Food Project Manager, 215-832-0509,

Many members of Greater Philadelphia’s Jewish Community face food insecurity. In fact, approximately 11,300 Jewish individuals in the region live with the threat of hunger and/or malnutrition. On a larger scale, nearly 3 out of 10 Philadelphians live below the federal poverty line, where a scarcity of nutritious food often undermines their overall health and well-being.

The Jewish Federation’s Mitzvah Food Project addresses hunger and malnutrition by providing nutritious food and basic staples in a caring and dignified manner to individuals and families in need. We operate five pantry locations throughout Greater Philadelphia that distribute non-perishable food packages and produce. We also coordinate education campaigns to raise further awareness of poverty and hunger in the region, and advocate for more equitable city, state, and federal policies and services.

Our work is supported by an alliance of caring individuals, synagogues, and organizations and our pantries welcome everyone in need, regardless of race, religion, income, gender, or age.

The five pantry sites of the Mitzvah Food Project have kosher, fresh and non-perishable food and are open to anyone in need. The MFP’s mission is to create an alliance of caring individuals, spear-headed by synagogues and Jewish organizations, for the purpose of providing food in a caring and dignified manner.

Food Pantry Locations:

    • Beth Sholom Congregation, 8231 Old York Rd., Elkins Park, PA 19027
    • Jewish Communal Services Building, 2100 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA 19103
    • Kaiserman JCC, 45 Haverford Rd., Wynnewood, PA 19096
    • Congregation Tifereth Israel of Lower Bucks County, 2909 Bristol Rd., Bensalem, PA 19020
    • KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave., Phila, PA 19116

      Go to our ‘Ways To Help’ page in order to find the perfect mitzvah project supporting our cause.