By Molly Daly

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A local charity that packs and delivers food to the needy marked a milestone Sunday.

The Jewish Relief Agency‘s warehouse in Northeast Philadelphia was buzzing with volunteers filling boxes with food. Executive Director Amy Krulik says it marks a first in the JRA’s 15-year history.

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(credit: Molly Daly/KYW)

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“We are packing and delivering to 3,169 households throughout the five-county Philadelphia area. This is a real record-setter for us, and since it’s in advance of both Thanksgiving and Chanukah, it’s especially meaningful to our recipient families,” Krulik said.

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It is also special to the volunteers, like Gabriela Rovi, one of a dozen Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority sisters who make it a monthly event.

“It feels really great, especially when you deliver the boxes, and you see the smiling faces of the elderly citizens — sometimes they don’t get to see people all the time — just going every month, helping them out — it’s really nice. Sometimes they give you cookies, too!”

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