Tag Archives: Food

The Lone Soldier Center

The Lone Soldier Center in memory of Michael Levin z”l Yafo 51, Jerusalem Contact:  Sara Kalker Marketing Coordinator, PR & Projects, (002) 502-2211, gabi@lsc.org.il The Center was founded by a close-knit group of former lone soldiers in Jerusalem, to support lone soldiers serving today. Our staff and hundreds of volunteers work tirelessly to provide lone soldiers with housing, food, social events, basic necessities, equipment, advice, pre-army seminars, base visits, post-army assistance and much more. Our vision is to enable every lone soldier to succeed in his or her army service, successfully integrate into Israeli society and become part of the lone soldier […]

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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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People’s Emergency Center

People’s Emergency Center 325 N 39th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104 Contact:  Meredith Pollock, Volunteer Coordinator, mpollock@pec-cares.org, (215) 382-7523 or (267) 777-5829 People’s Emergency Center (PEC) nurtures families, strengthens neighborhoods, and drives change. We are committed to increasing equity and opportunity throughout our entire community. We provide comprehensive supportive services to homeless women and their children, revitalize our West Philadelphia neighborhood, and advocate for social justice. PEC primarily serves homeless families consisting of single mothers and their young children. Many of these families are headed by young mothers with little or no work experience and some history of personal or familial trauma. The […]

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HomeFront NJ

HomeFrontNJ.org 1800 Princeton Ave., Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 Contact:  Judy Long, Development Director 609-989-9417, judyl@homefrontnj.org HomeFront’s mission is to end homelessness in Central New Jersey by harnessing the caring, resources and expertise of the community. In the U.S., an astonishing 1.7 million children are homeless. That is one out of every 45 children in our community. We lessen the immediate pain of homelessness and help families become self-sufficient. We work to give our clients the skills and opportunities to ensure adequate incomes, and we work to increase the availability of adequate, affordable housing. We help homeless families advocate for themselves individually and collectively. […]

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Jewish Relief Agency (JRA)

Jewish Relief Agency (JRA) 10980 Dutton Rd., Phila., PA 19154 Contact: Melissa Samen, Group and B’nai Mitzvah Coordinator 610 660-0190 melissa@jewishrelief.org The mission of the Jewish Relief Agency is to assist families according to their individual needs. Two distinct volunteer opportunities are available for mitzvah projects: Food Packing and Delivery: One Sunday per month, volunteers of all ages and abilities gather to pack and deliver food to families in the Greater Philadelphia area. Box making and produce packing take place from 8am to 10am, box packing from 10am to about 11:30/11:45am, and food delivery starting at 10:30am. Times are flexible with […]

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New Program Matches Volunteers with Those in Need

In her younger years, Irma worked in a school helping students grow into the fine individuals they are today. She enjoyed her life immensely, especially the field trips with the students and times with her family. Sadly, Irma’s daughter passed away and so did her husband. She has no family. Because of her age and some physical disabilities, she has become homebound. Although she lives on her own, she has difficulty cooking for herself. She relies on the kindness of others to go shopping for her or to take her to her doctor appointments, as she can no longer drive. […]

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