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.READ MORE: New Study Says Vaccines Only Slightly Reduce Risk Of Getting Long COVID
“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.READ MORE: Schools In Philadelphia, South Jersey Evaluating Security Measures Following Texas School Shooting
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!”MORE NEWS: More Than 100 Philadelphia Middle Schoolers Demand Pennsylvania Lawmakers To Vote On Gun Control Measures