In response to continued shutdowns because of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, the city of Philadelphia is partnering with Share Food Program and Philabundance to get food to residents in need during this public health crisis.
The 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.
Here is the list of sites:
|Food site||Address (Zip)|
|People’s Emergency Center||3750 Lancaster Ave. (19104)|
|Upper Room Baptist Church||7236 Ogontz Ave. (19138)|
|Opportunity, Inc.||5900 Lansdowne Ave. (19151)|
|Christ Church South Philly||229 Moore St. (19148)|
|Mitchell Elementary School||5500 Kingsessing Ave. (19143)|
|Resurgence Church||1738 West Atlantic St. (19140)|
|West Kensington Ministry||2140 N Hancock St. (19122)|
|Dare 2 Imagine Church||6610 Anderson St. (19119)|
|Shekinah SDA||531 Chew Ave. (19120)|
|Association of Former Gang Members||1631 W Susquehanna Ave. (19121)|
|Keep the Faith Ministries||1906 Harrison St. (19124)|
|Parkside Association||1719 N. 52nd St. (19131)|
|Richard and Friends||1916 E Venango St. (19134)|
|Triumph Baptist Church||1648 W Hunting Park Ave.|
|Giving Heart Ministries||6506 Elmwood Ave. (19142)|
|SEAMAAC||1711 S Broad St. (19148)|
|Overbrook West Neighbors (OWN)||5925 Lancaster Ave. (19151)|
|Iglesia Cristiana Avivamiento||5500 Tabor Rd. (19120)|
|Mizpah SDA||4355 Paul St. (19124)|
|Christian Compassion CDC||6100 Cedar Ave. (19143)|
The city continues to offer free student meal sites at 49 schools. You can get the full list here.
There are also plenty of ways to get food in Montgomery County and across the region if you know people in need and want to share information. We want to make sure everyone has access to food during this crisis.
Organizations like MANNA and Meals on Wheels need your help during this pandemic. Please reach out to these great organizations if you’re able to help others.
You can also donate or volunteer with The Food Trust, Montgomery County Hunger Action Network, Philabundance, and Share Food Program (email). We also recommend contacting community nonprofits, churches and organizations to find out how you can seek or give help during the public health crisis.
Remember, you can do your part to stop the spread of the virus by staying home!
Here is guide issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, helping provide clear guidance and direction in response to coronavirus COVID-19. The residents of Philadelphia and its suburbs have been ordered to remain at home as to help prevent spread of coronavirus, find out what that means for you.
Keep in mind, Philadelphia is regularly updating its website to provide more information and resources on coronavirus COVID-19.
Montgomery County is doing the same.
Here are some reminders about preventing spread of the disease:
Best practices to plan, prepare for and respond to the coronavirus COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
What are the symptoms of coronavirus?
Symptoms of the COVID-19 can include:
- Shortness of breath
The symptoms may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure. Reported illnesses have ranged from people with little to no symptoms to people being severely ill and dying.
What to do if you think you have coronavirus COVID-19, according to the CDC:
- Stay home except to get medical care
- Separate yourself from other people and animals in your home
- Call ahead before visiting your doctor
- Wear a facemask if you are sick
- Cover your coughs and sneezes
- Clean your hands often
- Avoid sharing personal household items
- Clean all “high-touch” surfaces everyday
For more details on what to do prevent coronavirus COVID-19 spread, visit the CDCs full list of recommendations.
Read more: CDC recommendations on getting tested for coronavirus