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Where Philadelphians Can Find Free, Nutritious Food During The Pandemic

Many Philadelphians are in need of free food due to school closures, loss of income, or other challenges caused by COVID-19. In response to this need, City of Philadelphia and partners have Screen Shot 2020-03-29 at 20.11.40developed two ways for residents to find free food: 

  • Food sites where any resident can pick up free food for their household. 
  • Student meal sites where any child can pick up free meals.

Find food sites and student meal sites using the map or lists below. (Note: orange dots on the map are food sites, and purple dots are student meal sites)

About the food sites:

  • Sites are open Mondays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. 
  • Residents can pick up one box per household. Supplies will last up to five days.
  • Residents do not need to present an ID or proof of income for eligibility.
  •  Food sites are supported by the City, Share Food Program, and Philabundance.

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In addition, the City and partners continue to operate 80+ student meal sites

About the student meal sites:

  • 49 School District schools are open from 9 a.m – noon on Mondays and Thursdays. Each child will receive six meals.
  • Six Philadelphia Housing Authority community centers are open from 9 a.m. – noon every weekday. Each child will receive breakfast and lunch.
  • Several charter schools are also distributing meals. Times and days vary.
  • Any child is eligible at any site. No ID is required. 
District schools open Mondays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. – noon.

Families will receive six meals per student—3 breakfasts and 3 lunches

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Charter School locations open on varying days from 9 a.m. to noon. (contact schools or visit their websites for exact days)

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The Philadelphia Housing Authority has six community centers open for “grab-and-go” meals for breakfast and lunch from Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon.

How you can help:

If you want to assist with the City and partners’ efforts to help children and families during this time, you can:

 

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