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Phoenix, Arizona 85020

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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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Tomchei Shabbos Webpage Coming Soon!

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

  • 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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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

  • 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.

    Sent from my iPhone


    Amanda Grounds

  • I am writing this on behalf of Yechezkel, Elchanan, associates, and friends; coworkers of Ezras Cholim and staff from Torah Day School.

    My kids and I have been struggling and in need, someone wonderful from the school acknowledged that, and contacted Yechezkel who turned out to be one of a few most appreciated gifts I have received since moving to Phoenix they have been extremely kind and helpful.

    My children and I want to thank the women in the community who donated the items we received that my kids needed, and we couldn't afford at the time. The kids from 11 to 2 years old absolutely love what they got and are so fond of the people who have helped us. They have been a true G-d send.

    We appreciate all of them so much and they have been more than friends to me they have been like family which my family doesn’t have in the area.

    My kids look forward to just seeing Elchanan and Yechezkel. They have been a blessing thank you all for your help, kindness, and understanding.

    Shoshana Harris And Children


    Shoshana Harris

  • Ezras Cholim / Ezras Yisrael / Yecheskel Friedman is the most amazing burst of positive energy in the Southwest! They are there for every Jew, regardless of observance level, politics, or any other superficial boundaries. I've personally benefited tremendously from Yecheskel's generosity. Whenever I needed a ride, he was there. Whenever I needed to get to or from the airport, he was the first to volunteer. Whenever I needed to borrow a car, he handed me his keys with a warm and genuine smile. His generosity and encouragement helped propel me to teach law at a law school downtown, get admitted to a PhD program, and be appointed a Judge Pro Tem for the county.
    Let us thank Yecheskel Friedman shlit”a, for creating a very important program called “Gift A Mitzva” the impact that occurs when performing a Mitzvah בין אדם לחבירו between man and his friend.

    Jeremy

  • 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

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