Yad Ezra was founded to alleviate some financial burdens by distributing groceries on a monthly basis to families in need. In addition to providing free groceries to needy Jewish families, Yad Ezra serves members of the greater community through donations of non kosher grocery items to Gleaners Community Food Bank of SE Michigan, agencies in emergency situations, and any family in need at least one time.
7% of the American Jewish Community live below the federal poverty guidelines -- 700,000 individuals, of whom 190,000 are children. Yad Ezra provides an average of 1,600 impoverished families (3,600 individuals) with food and health care items every month. In addition, Yad Ezra distributes appropriate foods that help enhance the clients' celebration of every Jewish holiday. Yad Ezra will distribute 800,000 pounds of food, toiletries and household goods this year.
Yad Ezra is Michigan's only Kosher Food Pantry.
A Jewish Community Without Hunger
To provide supplemental kosher food and other necessities to those in need in the Jewish Community. Yad Ezra is committed to operating a world class food pantry through the hard work and support of staff, donors and volunteers.