Volunteers of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities are invited to join JRA to pack nutritious kosher food and household items during our Monthly Food Distributions. Participating in our food packing assembly line, volunteers carry boxes down the line, while other volunteers place food and other items into the box. After volunteers make it to the end they grab another box and do it again. This process repeats until all food boxes are packed and ready to be distributed. Learn more about delivering food here. Our All Ages Packing Shift starts at 10:00 AM and is a great opportunity for individuals, families, groups of friends, or large volunteer groups to get involved in their community! Learn more about bringing a group here. Advanced registration is required.
JRA Juniors is designed for families with kids under 10 to join us at our warehouse from 9:00 to 10:00 AM one Sunday a month. This is a great way to get more involved with JRA and to start conversations around food insecurity, mitzvahs (good deeds), and volunteering.
Early risers are welcome to volunteer at our Produce Packing Shift during our Monthly Food Distribution. Individuals will sort bulk produce, which will be included in the food boxes. The produce packing shift begins at 8:30 AM on Distribution Sundays. Produce packing only takes place from May - October. Advanced registration is required and capacity is limited.
In addition to a box of kosher pantry staples, JRA provides other necessities to recipient families. Once a month, on Thursday and Friday, JRA volunteers are needed to assist with building boxes, packing family-friendly food bags, packing toiletry and household items, and additional tasks as needed.
These shifts are on a first-come basis for groups like schools, corporate groups, summer camps, and other affinity groups. As needed, individuals and families will be invited to volunteer for these shifts.