It’s no surprise that Philadelphia is one of the hungriest cities in the United States. Every day, the Jewish Federation’s Mitzvah Food Program works tirelessly to fight hunger and malnutrition by providing nutritious food to families in need through our five food pantries.

The need for caring and dignified services to combat food insecurity is more critical than ever, so we have modified the Annual High Holiday Food Drive to meet these challenges. This year, there are two simple ways you can help nourish families in need.


  1. Purchase ShopRite, ACME and Giant gift cards for Mitzvah Food Program clients to use at their local stores. Gift cards up to $50 are preferred.
  2. Purchase food through the Mitzvah Food Program Amazon Wish List so that products are shipped directly to a pantry.

Additional Information

Check with your synagogue for more information, or mail gift cards directly to:

Mitzvah Food Program
345 Montgomery Avenue
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

Questions? Email mitzvahfoodprogram@jewishphilly.org