The High Holiday Grocery Gift Card Drive is the Mitzvah Food Program’s – and the Greater Philadelphia Jewish community’s – largest drive of the year! We need your help purchasing local grocery gift cards for those in our community who are in need.

Organization / Synagogue Information

Our staff is only available in the afternoons on Tuesdays and Wednesdays to pick up so please consider arranging a volunteer from your agency to deliver to one of our pantry sites . You can also mail them to: Mitzvah Food Program, Attn Phil 345 Montgomery Ave Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
Do you need Mitzvah Food Program Staff to Pick Up the collection?
Please indicate a Tuesday or Wednesday afternoon and a time when our staff can pick up your collection.

WHERE: The drive is held at your synagogue or community organization. Once your drive is over, you can deliver the gift cards to one of our pantry sites or request that the Mitzvah Food Program pick up your collection.

WHEN: You set the dates for your grocery gift card drive.

WHY: Your participation in this drive will help supplement our food pantries for several months and directly support your neighbors. It will also enable us to continue to stretch our dollars to serve the more than 1,700 families that attend our pantries each month.

HOW: Complete the required registration form (below) by Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022. Once we have your registration form, we will e-mail you a marketing kit which will include a customizable flyer to post and/or distribute.

WHAT’S DIFFERENT THIS YEAR? The continuation of providing food access is critical however, due to the challenges presented by COVID-19, we are modifying our annual High Holiday Food Drive and invite you to support our pantries through our Grocery Gift Card Drive. There are two ways you can encourage your congregants, students and parents to help:

  • By purchasing grocery store gift cards to be distributed directly to our clients so that they can choose the items they need from their local grocery store. We recommend gift cards from ShopRite, Acme and Giant, as these are the stores most easily accessible to our clients. Gift card values up to $50 are the most helpful.
  • By purchasing foods through our Mitzvah Food Program Amazon wish lists so that the products are shipped directly to a pantry of their choice.