What volunteer roles do we need at our synagogue for this food drive?
Why do we need two volunteers for a food donation pick up?
Where is our closest Mitzvah Food Program pantry?
Who do I contact with questions about the High Holiday Food Drive?
You can still participate; we have people from all over Greater Philadelphia who do just that. We will provide you with all the marketing materials and bags that you will need to promote and facilitate the food drive. Then you can bring your donations to the food pantry of your choice. Contact Phil Holtje if you have any further questions at 215.832.0815 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
With reduced funding from the State Food Purchase Program, Mitzvah Food Program recipients are relying on community donations more than ever before. Every year, the High Holiday Food Drive supports our pantry locations with 3-4 months of food!
As you probably know, protein is a critical nutrient people require for energy and good health. Fresh protein items such as meat, dairy, and eggs can be prohibitively expensive for many Mitzvah Food Program recipients. Thus, collecting canned fish/meat, beans, and nut butters is an easy way for you to help our recipients stay healthy and active. Additionally, these foods are often packaged in such a way that we do not have to worry about them getting crushed or broken in transit or at the bottom of collection bins!
Collection containers are your responsibility this year due to COVID-19 and the unavailability of the SHARE Food Program.
You have two options for food collection:
Lead Volunteer: Organizes and advertises the drive at your synagogue with our flyers, decorates collection bins, and oversees the guidelines below.
Synagogue Office Contact: Partners with the lead volunteer; available to answer questions about your drive.
Food Collection Volunteers (may be same as above): Prepares food donations for pick-up and fills out the Reporting Form. You will need two volunteers to load donations into the truck for pick up (if you request a pick up).
Donations need to be checked to make sure they:
Mitzvah Food Program’s staff are limited and will be picking up from multiple synagogues. A little extra help will go a long way.
Congregation Tifereth Israel (2909 Bristol Road, Bensalem, PA 19020)
Jewish Communal Services Building (2100 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19103)
The Barbara and Harvey Brodsky Enrichment Center of JFCS (345 Montgomery Avenue, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004)
Kleinlife (10100 Jamison Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19116)
Beth Sholom Congregation (8231 Old York Rd, Elkins Park, PA 19027)
For any questions, please contact Phil Holtje at 215.832.0815 or email@example.com