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Welcome to the Arizona Kosher Pantry

Helping Arizona Families  Through Tough Times

We are Unique: We are Kosher

The Arizona Kosher Pantry is the only Kosher pantry in the Southwest. The Kosher Food Pantry is a part of a national food-pantry network called Feeding America. We distribute food because it is a basic need as well as a Biblical ordinance.
We are open to anyone who needs help.
While we are focused on assisting the needy and vulnerable in the Jewish community, we do not turn away anybody, regardless of religion or affiliation

Did You Know?

  • There are thousands of Arizonans being helped by the Arizona Kosher Pantry each month?
  • Currently, we provide over 200,000 pounds of food a year and we are trending up each month?
  • You can claim a tax credit on your income tax by donating to one of our needed programs?

About the Arizona Kosher Pantry

We are “our brother’s keeper”

The Arizona Kosher Pantry’s mission is to reduce hunger and poverty in Greater Phoenix.
We operate a clean and modern pantry stocked with donated or surplus vegetables, fruits, canned goods, milk, and Kosher fish and meat. 

We also run a Kosher kitchen that prepares delicious meals for everyone in need.

Arizona Kosher Pantry Programs

Ezras Cholim of Arizona

Ezras Cholim of Arizona

Organization whose purpose is to help Jewish patients and their family members meet their basic needs, so that they can focus their energy on receiving the best possible medical care.

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If you need help, call (602)492-4989 or fill out our email form below!

Tomchei Shabbos of Arizona

Tomchei Shabbos of Arizona

Tomchei Shabbos (“Support of the Sabbath”) is a Sabbath pantry aiding the sick and needy in their difficult times to enjoy the Sabbath and Jewish Holidays.

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If you need help, call (602)492-4989 or fill out our email form below!

Home 'N Ess

Home 'N Ess

Arizona Kosher Pantry is proud to give delicious home cooked meals to our homeless brothers and sisters.

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If you need help or you would like to volunteer call (602)492-4989 or fill out our email form below!

Gift HaMotzei Logo

Gift HaMotzi

Be an Angel: Gift HaMotzi!

Program to provide poor Jewish families challah, wine and candles for Shabbos

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If you need help or you would like to volunteer call (602)492-4989 or fill out our email form below!

Gift A Mitzvah

Gift A Mitzvah

You may Gift A Mitzvah to those who are in need of healing and recovery from illness. By linking a good deed with the intentional thought of those in the community who are in need, Gift A Mitzvah helps others through positive actions.

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If you need help or you would like to volunteer call (602)492-4989 or fill out our email form below!

Mitzvah Bonds

Mitzvah Bonds

Donate to Ezras Cholim, Arizona Kosher Pantry, and Tomchei Shabbos and receive a beautifully designed, commemorative Mitzvah Bond suitable for framing. Unlike other investments, the Mitzvah Bond is negotiable through eternity and sure to return everlasting dividends!

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If you need help or you would like to volunteer call (602)492-4989 or fill out our email form below!

Arizona Kosher Pantry Happenings

PANDEMIC OF 2020 ACTION PLAN – RESPONSE

ARIZONA KOSHER PANTRY / EZRAS CHOLIM OF PHOENIX PANDEMIC OF 2020 ACTION PLAN - RESPONSE  In response to the Pandemic of 2020 the Arizona Kosher Pantry (AKP) / Ezras Cholim of Phoenix (EC) have developed a plan that is “fluid” and adaptable as the crisis...

Arizona Kosher Pantry Day

The Office of Mayor Kate Gallego surprised Yecheskel Friedman with a proclamation declaring his birthday, Dec. 17, 2019, “Arizona Kosher Pantry Day.” Friedman is pictured with Cepand Alizadeh, community relations director for the Office of Mayor Kate Gallego, and...

Ranked in Tikum Olam Top 10

Cover story AZ Jewish Life - November/December 2019. "Whether they are called unsung heroes, influencers, or change makers, there are certain people in the community who seem to make a difference in everything in which they become involved…." Congratulations to our...

Food banks serve needy during holidays

The November 2019 issue of North Central News wrote in their community section an article titled “Food banks serve needy during holidays” [featuring the Arizona Kosher Pantry and...

PANDEMIC OF 2020 ACTION PLAN – RESPONSE

ARIZONA KOSHER PANTRY / EZRAS CHOLIM OF PHOENIX PANDEMIC OF 2020 ACTION PLAN - RESPONSE  In response to the Pandemic of 2020 the Arizona Kosher Pantry (AKP) / Ezras Cholim of Phoenix (EC) have developed a plan that is “fluid” and adaptable as the crisis...

Arizona Kosher Pantry Day

The Office of Mayor Kate Gallego surprised Yecheskel Friedman with a proclamation declaring his birthday, Dec. 17, 2019, “Arizona Kosher Pantry Day.” Friedman is pictured with Cepand Alizadeh, community relations director for the Office of Mayor Kate Gallego, and...

Ranked in Tikum Olam Top 10

Cover story AZ Jewish Life - November/December 2019. "Whether they are called unsung heroes, influencers, or change makers, there are certain people in the community who seem to make a difference in everything in which they become involved…." Congratulations to our...

Arizona Kosher Pantry Testimonials

  • BS’D

    To the founders and volunteers of the Ezras Cholim of Phoenix,

    When I was 19, I flew to Phoenix from New York along with my parents to have a serious surgery.
    We were overwhelmed to say the least, traveling someplace we hadn’t been before, and not knowing what to expect. We had no friends or family to rely on, that is before we met the Ezras Cholim. Then we had someone helping us every step of the way. No detail was overlooked. Airport rides, kosher food, visitors, and more visitors. We discovered that we did, in fact, have friends in Phoenix, and they held our hand every step of the way.

    Every year on the anniversary of my surgery I think back to my time in Phoenix, and have to tell my family again how grateful I am that we had the love and support of the Ezras Cholim. You absolutely transformed what the experience was.

    With much love and appreciation,

    Tizku l’mitzvos!!
    Basya F. (December 2019)


    Basya F.

  • Ezras Cholim has been instrumental in keeping me alive since their inception.
    They have delivered me food on a regular basis when I was not able to get to their Kosher Food Pantry or being hospitalized or not able to have transportation.
    They have consistently provided me with meals and other necessary supplies.
    Their staff is exceptional and the man behind it all Yecheskel Friedman is a blessing to our community.
    He is a pillar in our community and he continues to put smiles on everyone’s face one smile at a time.


    Jerome B

  • To Whom It May Concern:

    It is an honor and pleasure for me to write this letter of commendation on behalf of Mr. Friedman and his staff—all of whom are the most wonderful, caring, thoughtful, compassionate people one can find.
    And the meals they deliver to the elderly sick and homebound are outstandingly delicious.

    Ezras Cholim provides a much needed service to the Jewish Community in the Greater Phoenix area.
    I live in Sun Lakes, and yet they go of their way to accommodate me whenever I call—and Mr. Friedman is kind enough to call me when he hasn’t heard from me in a while.

    I have dealt with Ezras Cholim for just a few months, and it’s been a blessing and a delight.
    Whoever deals with them will heartily concur—and bless the staff as I do.

    Best wishes,


    Ann B.

  • I am a disabled veteran and also a single mother. So when my son’s father wasn’t working last year and we lost our child support, Ezra’s Cholim stepped in to help us out. They have been there when I was too sick to even leave my house and had someone personally drop food off. My son is always super excited to see what awesome things they have. I wish everyone could see how grateful he is for the snacks he gets when he says, “Thank you thank you thank you!” The people that work there are always helpful and try to always meet our needs. They have even helped me financially when my uncle died so we could go to the funeral; and also when my alternator went out in my car. I definitely recommend them for anyone struggling or in need. They are truly doing a mitzvah for the entire community and beyond.

    Amanda

  • To Yecheskel,

    We wish you and your family a Chag Sameach. Thank you for your assistance and compassion.
    We are truly grateful for your kindness. Happy Chanukah!


    Rivkah

  • THANK YOU SO MUCH

    I cannot say enough about Ezras Cholim! I was extremely hesitant to call, because I did not want to be a bother to the community.
    However, I promised my doctor that I would get help, and so I had to follow through. I also wanted to remain anonymous, and thought who would want to help someone they don’t know? But Ezras Cholim was there. From the moment I called, Yecheskel was telling me that they would be SO happy to help, and not to feel bad that I need help. By the time I called, I had been off my feet for about a month, and really needed the help as soon as possible. I called on a Thursday. The NEXT DAY Yecheskel brought the entire Shabbos for my family, along with much needed household help. I continued to receive meals for THREE weeks, and Ezras Cholim STILL brings food every Shabbos and often during the week too!
    Yecheskel follows up with me frequently to see what our needs are. Thank G-d, I am getting back to my feet. But when I was completely in bed, Ezras Cholim sent my baby to daycare, and took care of household help twice a week! I cannot even imagine where my family would be now without Ezras Cholim. The people of Ezras Cholim are amazing. I am a complete stranger, yet they are happy to help keep our family afloat during this very difficult time. I am looking forward to the day (hopefully soon) when I will be back on my feet completely, and can cook and provide delicious meals for Ezras Cholim, as they have done for my family.

    Thank you so much! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!


    Anonymous

  • Ezras Cholim of Arizona and Yecheskel have been like angels from Hashem. I was introduced to them by a rabbi who is a dear friend of mine. He was concerned that I live alone here in Phoenix, I don’t have any family here, and so I don’t have much of a support system. My friend told me that Ezras Cholim might be able to help.
    Yecheskel, Billy, and Moshe have been incredible. Every time I have needed their help they have been there for me! Whether it was to drive me to or from doctor appointments, or regularly bring me delicious kosher food and fresh challah. They even responded when I had an emergency and had to be rushed to the hospital.
    I don’t know what our community would do without this organization!

  • I am calling to thank this wonderful organization of Chesed of Arizona, and all the people involved with it, like Yecheskel Friedman and Elchonon Gross and more and more, to thank you for for what the wonderful, beautiful service that you have helped me in the extreme need, in Sukkah and Shabbos Meals. Hashem (G-d) should give you brachas bli dai (blessings in abundance) and should shower you with all the support. The Abeshter (G-d) shall help more and more Yiden (Jews) have bli dai (in abundance)!

    Chaim Zusha M

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