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BZBI Day at JRA!
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BZBI Day at JRA!

May 15 2022, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

JRA is excited to welcome the BZBI community to join us for volunteering day on Sunday, May 15. JRA delivers food and essential household items to around 3,400 households monthly. JRA’s serves a diverse population of low-income individuals and families who are struggling with food insecurity. Volunteers help at the JRA warehouse by packing boxes and bags of food and delivering them to JRA’s recipient households.

The Jewish Relief Agency Warehouse is located at 10980 Dutton Road. Philadelphia, PA 19154. For directions, call or text: 610-660-0190.

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9:00 – 10:00 AM – For our youngest community members, JRA Juniors is our program for kids under 12 and their families, who join us at the warehouse. The families pack at a kid-friendly pace down our assembly-line-style lines, packing boxes of pantry staples, produce, and household supplies into boxes using push-carts. This is a great atmosphere for JRA’s littlest volunteers, suitable for preschool and early elementary school-aged children and their families.

10:00 – 11:30 AM – Volunteers of all ages are invited to join in on All-Ages Packing, to pack boxes of food and household items. The JRA warehouse operates in an assembly-line style, and volunteers will carry boxes down the lines, while other volunteers pass out items to be placed in each box. There are several different roles that volunteers can take on in the warehouse, depending on their ability level, and volunteers of all ages are encouraged to participate!

11:30 AM (10:00 AM for JRA Juniors) – After packing, the BZBI crew will depart from the JRA warehouse to deliver the food they just packed to community members living in Federation Housing in the Northeast! Families who are delivering will pull into the JRA warehouse driveway and stop by the tent to check in with a JRA staff person. That staff member will greet them, provide them with instructions for delivery, and give them their delivery information. Then, the volunteers will drive to the back of the warehouse where JRA volunteers pack their cars with the necessary number of boxes for their delivery route. The families will drive to the apartment building where they are delivering, and can meet in the parking lot to coordinate delivery!

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