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 developed 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.
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
Charter School locations open on varying days from 9 a.m. to noon. (contact schools or visit their websites for exact days)
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:
- Visit the Philabundance website to support their COVID-19 response
- Visit the Share Food Program website and learn how to get involved
- Check out the City’s blog: Philadelphia’s response to COVID-19: How you can help