Food Pantries

Philadelphia
Food Pantries

Philadelphia Food Pantries

Helping Others Resources, Inc.

1401 Hillside Terrace
Pennsauken, NJ 08110
(856) 665-3565

Services

their goal is to encourage and to provide limited assistance to the broken hearted, that have become subject to their nations debilitating economic dilemma

Soup kitchen to feed the homeless and distraute.Mental health service (Crisis or progesive).Temporary shelter and transitional living.

Food Bank Of South Jersey

1501 John Tipton Blvd
Pennsauken, NJ 08110
(856) 662-4884

Services

To help eliminate hunger and malnutrition in the ftheir counties they serve in southern New Jersey?Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Salem.

CURRENT PROGRAMS Direct Delivery program ensures that donated food reaches hungry families and individuals living in rural areas of southern New Jersey. They provide weekly deliveries to 46 charitable feeding organizations with food they would not otherwise be able to distribute to their clients. Kids Cafe program provides at-risk children with a safe place to receive hot meals, nutrition education and enriching academic and recreational activities. In partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of Gloucester County, it has expanded to three sites and benefits 160 children. Food Acquisition Project ensures that the FBSJ has greater access to the millions of pounds of surplus food that is thrown away each year. Because so much of the wasted food in their country is made up of fresh, healthy items like fresh fruits and vegetables, this initiative also helps improve the quality of food they distribute. Healthy, perishable items are especially critical for sustaining programs that feed vulnerable populations, such as children and the elderly. Fruit Basket project ensures that every after school or summer camp program has a consistent supply of fresh fruits so that children will have a healthy alternative for snack food. Along with the supply of fruit they will offer age appropriate mini nutrition classes to help children learn the benefits of healthy eating. FUTURE PROGRAMS Agency Capacity Expansion program is designed to strengthen the fragile network of charitable feeding programs to distribute more food safely and efficiently in under served communities. Utilizing internal resources and industry experts they provide training in food safety, inventory control, volunteer management, and fundraising and food acquisition methods. Operation Frontline is a national program administered locally is a nutrition education program that fights childhood hunger by teaching families how to make healthy and budget-wise food choices. With six different courses that target adults, teens and children, Operation Frontline takes a cooking-centered approach to nutrition education. Chefs and nutritionists volunteer to teach classes that feature hands-on meal preparation, basic nutrition, food safety, menu planning, food budgeting and healthy snacking. They are scheduled to launch this program in Fall 2007.

SHARE Food Program, Philadelphia

2901 West Huntington Park Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19129
(215) 223-2220

Services

SHARE is a purchase food program at discounted prices in exchange for community service.  Our program links SHARE to Eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, Eastern Shore Maryland, New Jersey, and New York by a network of Host organizations bringing SHARE to their communities.  Based in Philadelphia, SHARE is a community-based food network distributing packages of food worth $45.00 containing meats, fruits, vegetables and grocery items for the cost of the package and two hours of community service.  To learn more about us, visit our website at www.sharefoodprogram.org or call 800-595-3663.

Eligibility

Anyone is eligible

Documents

There is no application: Call, fax or email your food order.

Area Served

Delaware, Eastern Pennsylvania, Eastern Shore of Maryland, New Jersey, and Metro New York

Share Food Program, Inc

2901 W Hunting Park Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19129
(215) 223-2220

Services

The SHARE Food Program is a nonprofit organization serving a regional network of community organizations engaged in food distribution, education, and advocacy. SHARE promotes healthy living by providing affordable wholesome food to those willing to contribute through volunteerism. Do good. Feel good. Eat good. A smart idea that brings community and healthy food together.

Chosen 300 Ministries Inc

1116 Spring Garden St
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(215) 765-9806

Services

To bring Christians of different membership groups together; helping them to realize that despite their differences in their race, ethnic group, denomination, social class, economic classes, or the diverse ways they practice their faith; they can unify ourselves for the common good. The purpose of their unification is to distribute meals & services to the homeless; To provide pre-release classes to incarcerated persons: and afford positive value programs for inter-city youth.

Distributing over 80,000 Full Course Meals A Year To The Homeless. Providing Pre-Release and Motivational Classes in 2 county prisons. Affording effective programs for underprivileged youth.

Friends Of Northern Uganda Inc

P.O. Box 127
Medford, NJ 08055
(609) 668-3584

Services

To alleviate human suffering, reduce poverty and bring hope to the people of Northern Uganda.

They seek to build wells to provide clean water in closer proximity than the current water sources. They purchase insecticide treated mosquito nets and insecticide spray to help reduce incidents of malaria. They provide livestock as a source of food and income. They pay for the education of poor children, many of whom are orphans, who can not afford the cost of cost of school. This includes tuition, uniforms and books. They educate Northern Ugandans on the health issues regarding malnutrition, malaria, dysentery, cholera and AIDS. Education and awareness activities will also occur in the United States to help educate Americans on the problems in Northern Uganda and the desperate need for help.

Americas Grow-a-row

150 Pittstown Rd
Pittstown, NJ 08867
(908) 331-2962

Services

Their mission is to help those in need through a volunteer effort of planting, picking, and delivering fresh produce via a unique model that: heightens awareness of socio-economic issues, highlights the importance of local farms, and inspires volunteers across many generations and skill sets.

A few years after Chip started the garden program, he was offered access to additional acreage. Most of this new available land was at PVO, where broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower were planted – both spring and fall planting in some years. Other land was offered by friends in the area. One offered an acre behind their house to grow potatoes, which became yet another Bethlehem Presbyterian Church mission project. Other friends freed up an acre at their home specifically for corn, and a local buffalo farm offered a small piece to grow melons.   In addition to the garden programs, this additional acreage dedicated for planting totaled 7 acres in 2009. Of that acreage, just shy of 40,000 pounds of food was produced and donated to feeding agencies all over the state of New Jersey. That’s about 120,000 servings of delicious healthy produce, right off the farm.   These planting programs are so successful thanks mostly to the generosity of landowners and farmers who love seeing a portion of their property at work for the greater good. Secondly, the programs are successful due to the generosity of time of their nearly 1,000 dedicated volunteers who are happy to help plant and harvest the produce that comes off this land.

New Knollwood Civic Association, Food Closet

4 Colby Avenue
Claymont, DE 19703
(302) 793-1627

Eligibility

Unspecified

Documents

Call for appointment. Must bring photo ID and proof of income.

Area Served

Claymont and Northern New Castle County

Holy Rosary Food Closet

3200 Philadelphia Pike
Claymont, DE 19703
(302) 798-1513

Services

Must call ahead for appointment during hours of operation 302-798-1513 Mondays & Thursdays, 9:30AM to 11:30 AM.  During the month of August, Thursdays only due to volunteers' vacations. 

Eligibility

Unspecified

Documents

Call for appointment.

Area Served

New Castle County

Claymont Community Center, Food Closet

3301 Green Street
Claymont, DE 19703
(302) 792-2757

Services


All requests for food are by APPOINTMENT ONLY and the following required documentation is necessary:

1 Picture ID, Birth Certificates or Social Security Cards

Eligibility

Residents of Claymont, Edgemoor/Brandywine Hundred; and surrounding areas

Documents

No Walk-in. Must bring photo ID, electric bill and proof of income

Hours

Also open every third Friday of the month from 9:00am until 1:00pm.

Area Served

Claymont and Northern New Castle County

Lord S Pantry Of Downingtown

141 E. Lancaster Ave
Downingtown, PA 19335
(610) 873-1149

Services

To provide emergency food services to individuals and families in need

Local food drives held by churches, organizations and individuals

Franklin Township Food Bank

60 Millstone Rd. PO Box 333
Somerset, NJ 08875
(732) 246-0009

Services

The FTFB, founded in 1975, was started by members of the Somerset Ministerium to meet the food needs of residents during the winter months. The agency has expanded its service to operate five days/week for 12 months of the year.

The main program provides free emergency food, including USDA Commodities, to eligible residents. A secondary program, Working Wardrobe, provides free job-appropriate clothing to area residents in search of employment. It also provides other kinds of clothing from donations it receives.

Sunday Breakfast Mission

110 North Poplar Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 652-8314

Services

A temporary shelter for homeless men, long-term residential program for men with substance abuse and other major life problems and a free community meal served at 6:00pm daily. Clothing (for families) furniture and appliances are provided through the thrift store and given to those in need. Emergency food is also availabe to those in need. Clients in need of food may call between 4pm and 5pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The food boxes are distributed Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 11:00am. MUST HAVE PICTURE ID, plus another ID document. May not have more than 3 appointments in 90 days. Single females can walk in for clothing on Monday and Tuesday from 11:00 to 11:30 am; men can walk in for clothing on Thursdays 4:00pm to 5:00pm



Eligibility

Shelter, Homeless males only; for furniture, food, clothing & appliances -- anyone in need

Documents

Walk-in for shelter and meal; referral for furniture, clothing, appliances. See description for other times and details.

Hours

24 hours, 7 days a week

Area Served

New Castle County (unspecified)

Sellers Senior Center

500 Duncan Road, Bellefonte
Suite A
Wilmington, DE 19809
(302) 762-2050

Services

Sellers Senior Center is committed to providing quality human services, social contacts, recreation, education and specific representation for the senior citizens of the community regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin or ancestry.

Eligibility

Delaware seniors 50 years of age or older.

Documents

Any Delaware resident.

Area Served

Statewide

Food Bank of Delaware, The Market

1320 East 23rd Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 292-1305

Services

Wide selection of household staple goods at a discounted price Canned goods, milk, bread, eggs and non-food items EBT machine available for food stamp customers.

Eligibility

Everyone, no eligibility requirements.

Documents

Open Tuesday through Friday 10am to 2pm.

Area Served

New Castle County

Christ the Bridge Home Program

1011 North Clayton Street
Wilmington, DE 19805
(302) 655-4613

Services

Referral out to other service organizations for specific needs Focus is women's issues and empowerment Advocacy for women offered Program works with women getting ready to leave institutions.

Eligibility

18 years and over; women are the priority

Documents

Call for appointment and to pick up required paperwork

Area Served

Statewide

Children & Families First, Early Care and Education

809 Washington Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 658-5177

Services

Early Care and Education Department administers a variety of programs that increase the supply and improve the quality of child care. Many of these programs represent public-private partnerships.

Child and Adult Care Food Program: ensures that children in licensed child care receive nutrionally balanced meals by reimbursing child care providers for serving meals that follow the guidelines for the USDA.

Delaware Stars for Early Success: supports efforts to ensure that all children enter life and school ready to succeed. We believe that access to high quality early care and education programs for all of DE's children is of critical importance.

Eligibility

Child care providers

Documents

Call.

Area Served

Statewide

Abundant Life Church, Bread of Life Food Ministry

100 Linden Avenue
Wilmington, DE 19805
302-525-2424

Services

Abundant Life Church, Bread of Life Food Ministry is an Outreach Center of the HIS Food Ministry. Through this program, anyone can purchase the menu of food offered for the month. The menu changes each month and consists of a combination of protein and vegetables. Main Manna Meal Box is $32, Mini Manna Meal Box, Meat Boxes and shelf stable items are also available for $29 each. There are no restrictions or qualifications. Customers can order in person on in person order days or online at the HIS Food Ministry website: www.hisfoodministry.net. Food is distributed once a month. Money orders, cashiers checks and SNAP/EBT Food Stamps are accepted. To find out about order days, call 302-525-2424 for recorded info.

**At this time, the church does not have a food closet.

Eligibility

All are eligible

Documents

None; order in person on order days or online at www.hisfoodministry.net

Hours

Call for order days and times at: 302-525-2424

Area Served

Statewide

West End Neighborhood House, Crisis Alleviation Program

710 North Lincoln Street
Wilmington, DE 19805
(302) 658-4171

Services

Note: Clothes closet is no longer in operation. Emergency food available. Periodic emergency financial assistance for rent, mortgage and/or utilities.

Eligibility

Anyone

Documents

by appointment

Area Served

New Castle County

Sharon Temple Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Food Closet

301 West 20th Street
Wilmington, DE 19802
(302) 655-2461

Services

Bread is distributed on Wednesday, all other days non-perishables are distributed.

Eligibility

Wilmington residents only, must have ID/or a referral.

Documents

Call to make appointment.

Area Served

Wilmington area only

Salvation Army, Family Services-New Castle County

104 West 5th Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 472-0750

Services

Provides crisis alleviation to families and individuals through financial assistance and casework intervention Includes emergency food and financial assistance for rent, utilities, basic needs, and prescriptions The Good Neighbor Energy Fund (GNEF) is utilized to assist Delaware residents with gas and electric bills (Delmarva Power bills only) Fund available once a year except for clients age 60 and over They are eligible to apply twice a year Clients must have a disconnect bill or an old unpaid bill that must be paid prior to moving into a new address Clients with a Medicaid recipient in their household must apply for the Emergency Assistance Fund through a State Service Center prior to applying for the GNEF Also utilizes the Needy Family Fund to meet financial crisis needs of families and individuals, specifically rent, mortgage, electric or gas (not DP&L), oil, propane or water. Clients who are not on public assistance apply at Salvation Army The Division of State Service Centers handle clients on public assistance (TANF, ABC, GA or SSI).Besides financial assistance the Family Service Department provides assistance with food and toys during the Christmas season.

Eligibility

Eligibility is based on funding being used, however, anyone is eligible for food and clothes

Documents

Walk-ins for food and clothes ALL others services by appointment only

Hours

Food Pantry: Monday to Friday 9:00am-11:00am

Area Served

New Castle County

Saint Patrick's Center, Food Security Initiative

107 East 14Th Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 652-6219

Services

St. Patrick's Nutrition Program includes a food closet,

Eligibility

Individuals in need of emergency food

Documents

Walk-ins now accepted, client must bring identification for all in household

Hours

additional hours 1pm to 2pm

Area Served

Northern New Castle County

Saint Helena's Parish

St. Helena's Rectory
602 Philadelphia Pike
Wilmington, DE 19809
(302) 764-7545

Services

Provides emergency food, funding for utilities, rent, mortgage Also offers transportation to doctors for persons in the area, a sewing group for baby items, visits to the home-bound (in area) and to nursing homes. (Other committees: Bereavement, Meals on Wheels, Emmanuel Dining Room & Dresses for Haiti). They also address tenant concerns and legislative issues (hunger, housing, community issues, human trafficking).
NOTE: Clients must first call for an appointment. NO WALK-INS.

Eligibility

Serves clients in the following zip codes only: 19703, 19802, 19803, 19809, 19810, some 19801.

Documents

Call for appointment or for food; NO WALK-INS.

Hours

(until 3:00pm in an emergency) MUST CALL FOR APPOINTMENT.

Area Served

19703, 19802, 19803, 19809, 19810 and some parts of 19801

Rick VanStory Resource Centers

801 West Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 691-7946

Services

Rick VanStory Resource Center (RVRC) was founded by former mental health consumers who recognized the urgent need for a recovery-oriented, peer-led drop in center for people with psychiatric disabilities.  RVRC empowers individuals to access the resource and services they need to build an independent, satisfying life in the community through the support of their peers in an environment that is free of stigma. 

Recovery maintenance support, computer lab and library, Hospital Visitation Program.  Clothing and Food Pantry.  Housing and Employment Skills Assistance.  Prehospital discharge planning.  Accompaniment to Mental Health Court and other appointments.  A warmline 24/7 response capability.  Peer Support

Eligibility

currently being seen at Connections, Horizon House or Continuum of Care

Documents

A simple referral form

Area Served

New Castle County

Richardson Park Community Action, Community Services

107 South Maryland Avenue
Wilmington, DE 19804
(302) 428-1247

Services

Provides crisis alleviation for utilities, rent, medications and other needs. Funding available for people in the area who need assistance with work-related transportation in order to continue their employment. Also medical equipment on loan and a monthly foot clinic

Eligibility

Wilmington--specifically 19804 and only the following sections of 19805: Alban Park, Canby Park Apts, Cleland Hights, Homestead Road and Maryland Park Apts

Documents

Call

Area Served

Wilmington--specifically 19804 and only the following sections of 19805: Alban Park, Canby Park Apts, Cleland Hights, Homestead Road and Maryland Park Apts

Prison Fellowship Ministries

3114 North Market Street
St. Paul UAME Church
Wilmington, DE 19802
302-388-7114

Services

Prison Fellowship Ministries actively work with those in prison, Work Release Centers and on probation. Ex-offenders are encouraged to connect with our reentry program. Prison Fellowship Ministries offers the following programs: The Angel Program and Year-round Children Youth & Family Ministry,

Eligibility

Prisoners, ex-prisoners, victims and their families

Documents

in prison assessment application, phone and referral

Area Served

New Castle County

Porter State Service Center

509 West 8th Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
302-577-3400

Services

Houses several state and private human service providers including Public Health Clinics, STD counseling & testing and Social Services. State Service Center services include: Community Resource Assistance Services, Toys for Tots, holiday baskets, emergency assistanct and child dental transportation. Porter State Service Center has food in stock for those in need of emergency food and provides referrals to area food closets. (Furnace Replacement & Repair Program)

Eligibility

Family member or recipient must be on Medicaid, AFDC, GA or SSI to receive emergency assistance; other programs income based

Documents

call or walk in

Hours

Food Closet: Monday-Friday 9am - 4:30pm

Area Served

Wilimington: 19805, 19806, 19807, 19899 & 19801 (except South Bridge)

Neighborhood House, Family Services

1218 B Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 652-3928

Services

Operates a food closet and sponsors the HOPE food program for persons in the South Wilmington area Also provides crisis alleviation, employment preparation, holiday assistance, life skills development, and information and referral.

Eligibility

Unspecified

Documents

Accepts walk-ins or referrals for food/call ahead for an appointment.

Hours

Food closet: Monday-Friday, 10:00am-3:30pm

Area Served

New Castle County, but primarily South Wilmington

Mount Joy United Methodist Church, Food Closet

451 Townsend Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 655-7751

Services

Free breakfast served on Sunday from 8:00-9:00am, except in July Small food closet will help people get through the weekend.

Eligibility

Unspecified

Documents

Call

Hours

Food closet open on Sunday's only 8:00am - noon

Area Served

New Castle County

Ministry of Caring, Samaritan Outreach

1410 North Claymont Street
Wilmington, DE 19802
(302) 594-9476

Services

Samaritan Outreach provides intensive case management services and referrals that help stabilize the lives of people recently released from prison, those who are in need, homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless. Samaritan helps with food, clothes, shower facilities, hygiene items, furniture and household goods. We also provide counseling for substance abuse and mental health, we give them guidance and support in entering shelters or residential programs, and enrolling in job placement programs as well as obtaining benefits from government funding, medical treatment, dental assistance and when necessary we refer clients to supportive services from the community.

Eligibility

homeless and people in need, low income

Documents

Walk ins accepted; picture ID required

Hours

Clothing/Showers 8am - noon

Area Served

Statewide