Mitzvah Food Pantry High Holy Day Food Drive
Did you know that over 11,000 Jewish families in the Greater Philadelphia area suffer with food insecurity? These people are more than a statistic. They are people like Claudia, a single mom of three boys and cancer survivor, who suffers from a debilitating condition that prevents her from working and sometimes from even leaving the house to go food shopping. Claudia depends on her twice a month food deliveries from the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's Mitzvah Food Project to feed her family. The fresh produce also helps her to stay healthy.
Claudia is incredibly grateful for the help she receives. She says, “It’s been really tough and the Jewish community has become our family and we feel like we have a lot of support. The kids are not as scared and they don’t feel as alone. People helped us in every which way: not only bringing the food, but also helping us prepare it when I was really sick and in the ICU. I want to thank everyone that’s been part of it.”
Help us combat hunger by participating in our High Holiday Food Drive, our Greater Philadelphia Jewish community's largest, most important food collection effort of the year. With your help last year, the Jewish Federation collected 42,000 lbs. of food which supplemented the Jewish Federation’s Mitzvah Food Project’s food orders for four months. We need your help to reach the Jewish community’s 2015 goal of 50,000 lbs. of food in order to feed more than 3,000 families in need, like Claudia’s, each year.
This year we will be collecting the following canned protein items:
Donate your canned food at Main Line Reform Temple from Rosh Hashanah through Yom Kippur. Thank you for your support.
High Holy Days 2015
Every year at Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, we gather as a community to reflect upon the past year, with an eye toward making meaningful changes as we contemplate our futures. Our reflection may be inwardly focused as an individual, but we engage in this process together.
And together, we can work to create lasting change.
Together as Jews, we can engage in tikkun olam and tzedakah, the Jewish ideals that ground MAZON's mission.
Together as Jews, we can change the harsh reality of hunger and promote justice for all those who are hungry in America and Israel.
We, together, are the voice of change.