South Philly Food Co-op
Fresh for All, Philabundance
Pick up free fruits and vegetables distributed weekly in low-income communities
Front and Tasker Street
Every Friday from 1:30-2:30pm
Philabundance Food Help Line
Mon-Fri. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Staffed five days a week with a bilingual referral specialist, the hotline directs callers to a food cupboard near their residence, or to an Emergency Food Box location. In the age of technology, there is a comfort knowing that someone is listening, understanding, and able to offer resources to help break the cycle of food poverty.
Apply for SNAP (food stamps)
The Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger operates a hotline to help people apply for SNAP (formerly the food stamp program). The hotline also serves as a referral service for food pantries and soup kitchens.
The Philabundance Food Help Line helps clients locate produce distribution sites and Emergency Box (Ebox) locations. Eboxes contain three days worth of food for a family of four. Clients can obtain an Ebox once, no proof of income required. Philabundance also operates a monthly food box program for seniors.
Food for Seniors
Philadelphia Corporation for the Aging (PCA) provides daily hot meals at senior centers and delivers meal to seniors’ homes. Home-delivered meals are free for income-eligible seniors after assessment. PCA also distributes Senior Farmers’ Market vouchers to senior centers and other locations.
Aid For Friends
Delivers free home-cooked meals to home-bound individuals, primarily frail seniors.
Benefits Data Trust
Helps seniors apply and access benefits including housing, medical, and SNAP benefits.
Meals on Wheels programs
- Chestnut Hill Meals on Wheels (215.233.5555)
- Kosher Meals on Wheels (215.698.7300 ext 197)
- Homelink’s Meals on Wheels (267.682.1026)
- Northeast Meals on Wheels(215.745.9066)
- 21st Ward Meals on Wheels (215.482.0249)
Maternity Care Coalition
Provides baby formula at eight MOMobile locations throughout the region.
WIC Program (Women, Infants and Children)
Helps pregnant women and mothers with children under age 5 with food and nutritional information.
The Summer Food Service Program through Nutritional Development Services
Provides free summer meals to kids in many neighborhoods throughout the city.
Delivers meals to people living with HIV/AIDS, cancer, diabetes and other life- threatening illnesses.
SHARE Food Program
Offers up to $50 in groceries in exchange for $20 and two hours of community service. 215-223-2220