Yad Ezra opened its doors in 1990 with the purpose of providing kosher food to needy Jewish families in Southeastern Michigan. The founders of Yad Ezra learned that there were impoverished Jews living in the community who relied heavily on government assistance programs including food stamps.

Yad Ezra was founded to alleviate some of our clients' financial burdens by distributing groceries on a monthly basis to families in need. During 1990, Yad Ezra served an average of 250 families every month. Current statistics indicate that we provide an average of 1,600 impoverished families (almost 3,600 individuals) with food, health care items and household goods every month. In addition, Yad Ezra distributes appropriate foods that help enhance the clients' celebration of every Jewish holiday.



Mission Statement

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.


Treat clients with dignity, respect and compassion
Operate efficiently, transparently and responsibly
Focus on continuous improvement
Encourage and expand community involvement

Yad Ezra distributed 1,100,000 pounds of free groceries to families in need in 2012.

Yad Ezra Financial Statements. (pdf)
Form 990 (pdf)
Board of Directors Code of Ethics (pdf)
Conflict of Interest Policy (pdf)