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Mitzvah Food Project

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.


For more information call (215) 832-0509 or email foodproject@jewishphilly.org