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Pantry Packers

Updated: May 23, 2023





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Brie Reich

‘We just spent a great couple hours at Pantry Packers in Talpiot. The kids got to use fun equipment to package food for chessed. They loved it. I went with kids ages 1.5 (she looked very cute in a hair net)-9.5 and everyone was happy and cannot wait to go back.’ 


Pantry Packers provides a unique "Voluntourism" experience in Jerusalem, where worldwide visitors suit up in apron, hair net, and gloves to stamp, label, fill, seal, and box packages of food that gets distributed to families throughout Israel suffering from food insecurity. The 1.5-hour activity for all ages includes a video featuring recipient families and an on-site exhibit filled with interactive historical displays including original ledgers, photographs, and tzedakah boxes from Colel Chabad’s beginnings in 1788. Bar & Bat Mitzvah kids receive a certificate and gift in honor of the packing they do for their Bar/ Bat Mitzvah.

This video explains how Bnei Mitzvah kids can participate in a rewarding "Virtual Food Drive" Mitzvah Project which gives them the opportunity to hang up a plaque on the Simcha Wall during their visit. Session times are limited to 50 participants and are offered:

Sundays-Thursdays at 10:00am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm, and 4:00pm. Individual reservations are required and can be made online.

Private and after-hour sessions are available for companies, birthdays, memorial events, anniversaries, Bar/ Bat Mitzvahs, etc.

For bookings from touring operators, agents, schools, and other groups, or for questions, please email 02-626-0035

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