On Tuesday, April 4, volunteers from the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia’s Mitzvah Food Program (MFP) distributed holiday meals to families in need in anticipation of the Passover holiday. The meal kits consisted of beef, matzah, grape juice, gefilte fish, honey, matzo ball soup mix, apples and walnuts.

Lasting eight days, Passover commemorates the exodus of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt by refraining from eating any leavened products and remembering the struggles of their ancestors.

With broad-based support from the region’s Jewish community and hunger relief agencies, MFP pantries are committed to helping all who are hungry, regardless of race, religion or financial background by offering kosher fresh, frozen and non-perishable goods. Working with local and state hunger relief organizations, synagogues, and community groups, MFP  acquires low-cost food staples and with volunteer groups throughout the region to organize food drives.

Thank you to the following media outlets that provided coverage.


WATCH: Fox29


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The Philadelphia Inquirer. Courtesy: Tyger Williams.
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For more information about the Jewish Federation’s Mitzvah Food Program, visit jewishphilly.org/mfp, email mitzvahfoodprogram@jewishphilly.org or call 215.832.0509.