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Interfaith Food Cupboard – Emergency Food Cupboard (Saturdays)
215-222-7606
3600 Baring Street

Provides emergency food to Philadelphia’s 19104 zip code area. Food cupboard available Saturdays, 9:30-11am


Trinity Baptist Church – Emergency Food Cupboard (Monday – Saturday)
2720 Poplar Street
215-235-0419

Provides emergency food. Call to check food availability, eligibility requirements, and hours of operation.

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Philly Summer Meals
Hotline: 1-855-252-MEAL (6325) or Text “FOOD” to 877877

“There are more than 1,400 places in Philadelphia that serve free meals and snacks to kids and teens age 18 and under. There are no income requirements, ID, or registration in qualifying areas.
Sites include recreation centers, churches, schools, public housing complexes and community organizations.”
— Hungercoalition.org


Bible Way Baptist Church
1323 North 52nd Street
215-477-0778
Serves lunch at 12:30 on Tuesdays. Sometimes provides emergency food baskets.


Broad Street Ministry – Breaking Bread
315 South Broad Street
215-735-4847

Breakfast: Monday and Tuesday 8-8:50am
Lunch: Thursday 11:30-1:15pm
Friday 12:30-1:15pm
Saturday 11:45-12:50pm
Dinner: Tuesday and Wednesday 4-5:15pm


Chosen 300 Ministries – Homeless Outreach and Meal Programs

The purpose of this organization is to distribute meals and services to the homeless, provide pre-release classes to incarcerated persons, and afford positive value programs for inner-city youth.

Center City (1116 Spring Garden Street)

Breakfast: Sunday at 10am
Dinner: Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6pm
Saturday at 5pm

West Philadelphia (3959 Lancaster Ave)

Breakfast: Sunday at 10am
Dinner: Monday and Friday at 6pm


Face to Face – Dining Room – Germantown
109 East Price Street
215-849-0179
Lunch: Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 12:30-1:45pm


Old St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church – Outreach Center for the Homeless
321 Willings Alley
215-923-2381
Lunch: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 11:30


Southwest Community Enrichment Center – Nutrition Programs
1341 South 46th Street
215-386-8250

Provides meals weekly to women, men, children, and seniors. Distributes emergency food on a daily basis. Nutrition education workshops also offered.


St. John’s Hospice – Day Services
1221 Race Street
215-563-7763
Meal Program: Noon to 1:00 pm Monday through Friday (except the 2nd Tuesday of each month)


Union Baptist Outreach Ministries – Emergency Food Cupboard
1910 Fitzwater Street
215-735-7273
Last 3 Fridays, 11:30am-1:30pm


University City Hospitality Coalition – Meal Service

UCHC Meal Service offers hot meals five nights a week and sandwiches on Saturday for poor and homeless persons in West Philadelphia. Meals are given at different locations throughout the week.

Sunday: Hillel Foundation (215 South 39th Street) – 6pm (not offered on Jewish holidays and college breaks)
Monday and Wednesday: St. Agatha-St. James (38th and Chestnut) – 6pm
Thursday: St. Mary’s Church (3916 Locust Walk) – 6pm
Friday: Woodland Presbyterian Church (42nd and Pine Street) – 6pm
Saturday: St. Mary’s Church – Sandwiches offered at noon


University Lutheran Church of the Incarnation – Food
3637 Chestnut Street
215-387-2885
Tuesdays: 5:00 pm

University Lutheran Church of the Incarnation provides food for people living with HIV/AIDS. Meals are served to people seated in a dining hall setting.


Women’s Institute for Family Health – Congregate Meals
5936 Chestnut Street
215-747-2391

Nutritious meals are provided to people living with HIV/AIDS. Funding provided by the City of Philadelphia, Department of Public Health