From The City of Philadelphia
Please note that hours and site information are subject to change.
Eligibility: Any resident is eligible. No ID or proof of income is required.
Pickup details: Residents can get one box per household.
STUDENT MEAL SITES:
Eligibility: All children and youth are eligible. No ID is required.
Pickup details: Days and times vary by site.
50 Philadelphia School District schools
6 Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) community centers
26 Charter schools
2 Philadelphia Parks & Recreation centers
SENIOR MEAL SITES:
Adults 60 and over are eligible at sites supported by the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA). Seniors must call ahead to reserve meals prior to pickup.
Adults 55 and over are eligible at the Parks & Recreation older adult centers. No reservation necessary.
17 PCA-supported sites. Seniors can reserve 5 to 7 meals per week.
Pickup dates and times vary by site. For more information and to reserve meals, contact a specific site. A senior’s family may pick up meals, with prior arrangement. Meals may also be home delivered if needed.
To get help in languages other than English, call the PCA helpline at (215) 765-9040.
6 Philadelphia Parks & Recreation older adult centers. Seniors can pick up 5 meals per week at most sites.
OUTDOOR MEAL SITES:
Eligibility: Any resident is eligible. No ID or proof of income.
Pickup details: 4 Temporary outdoor sites. Days and times vary by site. One meal per resident.
These sites supplement the existing food pantry network. To find a food pantry near you:
- Call 311. Make sure to call the pantry in advance to confirm their hours.
- Call the WhyHunger hotline at 1-800-5HUNGRY or text your ZIP code to 1-800-548-6479 to receive a list of nearby food pantries.
- Visit the Community Resource Connects website to find food and other resources in your area.
Read the full article: Food distribution sites