Holiday Heroes: Thanksgiving with the Jewish Relief Agency

Every holiday has its unsung hero, and AOL’s video series “Holiday Heroes” highlights those individuals who are making a difference in their communities.

This week’s Holiday Heroes spotlights those who make up the Jewish Relief Agency. A project that began with just 3 volunteers serving 19 families has grown into one of the area’s most impactful organizations, with 1,000 volunteers serving 3,000 families every month.

For over 18 years, the organization has been feeding needy, from senior citizens to families to “anyone who has fallen on hard times” across a 5-county area in Philadelphia. It’s a way for the volunteers, both old and young, to do their part, and bring something as simple as an apple or granola bar to the hungry.

This month, the JRA is delivering for both the upcoming Thanksgiving and Chanukah holidays.”What you’re giving out today is not only food — it’s blessings,” the organization tells its volunteers.

For the entire article, along with the video on this event, click here.

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