JRA has built up Philadelphia's most active and engaged volunteer base focused first and foremost on getting the basic necessity - food - to those who are hungry. With Philadelphia food prices up 13%, topping all other U.S. cities, our work has never been more necessary. But to bring our recipients the RELIEF they truly require, food is not enough! In recent years, we have focused on developing additional specialty services in our quest to more completely impact our recipients’ quality of life. 

In addition to the food box, our volunteers now deliver menstrual products, toiletries, kid-friendly food bags, produce boxes, and school supply items. No family should have to grapple with the challenges of choosing between putting food on the table or paying rent or utilities.

In addition, families who find themselves in an emergency situation can receive help from JRA’s Crisis Fund. And for the first time, our new social worker provides case management to vulnerable clients who require additional support, such as renewing or registering for SNAP benefits.

Our mission from the start was to provide life-changing RELIEF to every Jewish household in need (and now beyond). Too many are hungry. Too many are ashamed. Too many feel alone. Too many are in despair.

In 2023, we recognize the giant leaps we’ve made in changing this reality, but we also acknowledge the long way we have to go to help those in pain. The cost per household of JRA services has doubled in the last 3 years, and our supporters and volunteers are leading the fight to provide more. Please fight proudly with us for the relief of those we serve, and together we will change the game. 

Join us in person for JRA's 2023 Annual Event: The Fight for Relief on Wednesday, December 6th at 6:00 PM. 

To donate by check, please make payable to Jewish Relief Agency and mail to:

Jewish Relief Agency 
225 E City Ave, Suite 210
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
Please include your name, phone number and email address.

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