7118 North 7th Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85020

HOTLINE (602)492-4989

Welcome toThe Arizona Kosher Food Pantry

Helping Arizona Families  Through Tough Times

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 Day

Rabbi Friedman, Founder of Ezras Cholim and The Arizona Kosher Pantry, Honored by Phoenix Mayor. The Office of Mayor Kate Gallego surprised Yecheskel Friedman with a proclamation declaring his birthday, Dec. 17, 2019, “Arizona Kosher Pantry Day.” Friedman is...

Arizona Kosher Food Pantry Holds Soft Launch

Originally printed in the Jewish News By Nina Targovnik for Arizona Kosher Pantry. Photo Courtesy of Shannon Levitt On November 2, 2022, the Arizona Kosher Food Pantry (AKFP) launched its food truck at a soft opening at Beth El. The Kosher food truck...

Arizona Kosher Pantry 's Fun D' Mendel Party Canopy

Arizona Kosher Pantry Launches Fun D’ Mendel

Arizona Kosher Pantry Introduces Fun D' Mendel! A Bowl Full of Fun! Introducing our newest project...Fun D'Mendel! This is a fun package designed for kids events. We bring fun and joy to your house, synagogue, school or business. We serve homemade cotton candy,...

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Arizona Kosher Pantry’s Mazon Tov Food Trailer

Arizona Kosher Pantry Introduces Mazon Tov On Wheels! We come to you--We are on wheels! We sell delicious food and from the profits we feed the poor. Two days out of the week we serve homeless shelters throughout Arizona. All Profits support the Arizona Kosher...

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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?

Get Tax Credit!

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 Home

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.

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.

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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Gift HaMotzi

Be an Angel: Gift HaMotzi!

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

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.

Mitzvah Bonds

Mitzvah Bonds

  • Government Bonds are material, physical & they mature
  • James Bond is a delusion
  • Mitzvah Bonds are eternal, spiritual, infinite & never mature!

“…and Bond to Him!”

Deuteronomy 11:22

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Arizona Kosher Pantry Testimonials

  • 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 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!


  • 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

  • My Husband and I are truly grateful for your commitment and dedication to helping families like ours. We found ourselves in need of your support and you came through for us. To Our Dear Rabbi Bryski of Young Israel who is always there to guide us and Rabbi Levertov’s of Chabad of Phoenix, To Our Dear Friends Reuven and Pesha Ross, Yecheskel, you and the organization are inspirational to all of us who live this challenging life… We thank you so much!


Donate to theArizona Kosher Pantry

Please help us continue our important work in Arizona. Without your help we would be unable to continue our programs! so many depend on us! Can we depend on your kindness and generousity?

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Arizona Kosher Pantry Partners

Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix Logo
Arizona Cooperative Extension Logo
Local First Arizona Foundation Logo
Midwest Food Bank Logo
Arizona State University Logo
City of Phoenix Logo
City of Phoenix Department of Community and Economic Development Logo
Fresh Bite Foods Logo
Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix Logo
St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance Logo
Arizona Community Foundation
NowGen of Phoenix Logo
Jewish Women's Philanthropy Circle of Arizona Logo
Arizona Food Bank Logo
Farmers to Families USDA Logo
Food Recovery Challenge Logo
Feeding America Logo
Orthodox Union Logo
Foof Lifeline Logo

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