The 2018 Hava NaGrilla Charity BBQ will donate proceeds to the Jewish Relief Agency.
The Jewish Relief Agency (JRA) is an independent 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. JRA works in partnership with, and is supported by: the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, United Way, SHARE, Philabundance, and more than 500 other community organizations, as well as financial contributions from generous individuals, foundations, and corporations.
The JRA mobilizes volunteers to assist people in need. Their volunteers pack and deliver food and provide a variety of caring support services to nearly 6,000 diverse low-income individuals throughout Greater Philadelphia. All of their volunteers, who are of many backgrounds, faiths, ages and abilities, are united by a common commitment to help those in need and strengthen community. Through community service, JRA’s volunteers nourish body and soul.
The Jewish Relief Agency has outgrown 2 warehouses, their recipient numbers have grown from 19 families to over 3,100, and their volunteer corps have swelled from 3 volunteers to over 14,500 participants! In just the last year, they have packed and delivered over 34,000 boxes of food and become the largest hunger relief agency serving the Philadelphia region’s Jewish community.