The Arizona Kosher Food Pantry is dedicated to serving all surrounding communities with the ever increasing challenges of “food security regardless of religious orientation. The AKP is dedicated to providing specialty Kosher Items to the Jewish Community in a consolidated “pantry” format. The inherent mission is to help feed those in need of nutritional resources. Promote Health Equity: AKP has set a priority to address health equity and improve health inequalities through community engagement efforts a continuum of approaches designed to facilitate connections between state and national communities, which may be defined by geography, identity, or interests.
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Tomchei Shabbos

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Tomchei Shabbos of Arizona provides weekly complimentary food packages for Valley Jews who are in need of assistance due to limited income, job loss, illness or any other financial setback. Tomchei Shabbos’ goal is to ensure that everyone has adequate food to celebrate and enjoy Shabbat in a dignified manner. Help Tomchei Shabbos provide the basic, yet vital, needs of over 350 individuals monthly who rely on us to feed their families.

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. Shabbat Baskets; may include fresh fruits and vegetables, challah, wine/grape juice, fish, chicken and other basic essentials that enable the family to enjoy two Shabbat meals per week. A more extensive package is distributed on holidays. Open: Thursday 1:00 PM-4:00 PM


Open: Thursday 1:00 PM-4:00 PM

In 2002, Yecheskel Friedman and Elchonon Gross met, became friends and Torah learning partners. Year after year they continued learning together, including the period of time in 2008 when Yecheskel became seriously ill. Yecheskel was confined to his “4 walls” as he called it while he recovered through the next few years. It was during the darkest of times for him and those around him, that the idea of Ezras Cholim’s began.

Ezras Cholim of Phoenix a project of Ezras Cholim of Arizona was started in 2015 by a group of dedicated volunteers to serve the needs of people facing illness in the Greater Phoenix Jewish community. Our mission began 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.

In 2016 Ezras Cholim began renting a space at a community synagogue building in Phoenix. This allowed us to expand our opportunities to help the community as we now had a location to organize our efforts.

In 2017, Ezras Cholim was asked to operate a Sabbath pantry aiding the sick and needy in their difficult times to enjoy the Sabbath and Jewish Holidays, Tomchei Shabbos of Arizona (“Support of the Sabbath”).

Ezras Cholim launched the Arizona Kosher Food Pantry in 2018, giving us the opportunity to aid the needy on a daily basis at our location. The Kosher Food Pantry is a part of a national food-pantry network called Feeding America.

In 2019, Ezras Cholim, Tomchei Shabbos and the Arizona Kosher Pantry moved to a new location. We saw it as an opportunity to grow as the location has 2 buildings, effectively doubling the size from our old location.




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Tomchei Shabbos of Arizona is program of Ezras Cholim of Arizona a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The Arizona Kosher Pantry is also a project of Ezras Cholim of Arizona. 

7118 N 7th Street 
Phoenix, AZ 85020

Phone : 602-492-4989

Email :

Thur till 9am-4PM

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