Food Pantries

Philadelphia
Food Pantries

Philadelphia Food Pantries

LIFE Program, Stationary Pantries

1304 North Rodney Street
Wilmington, DE 19806
302-654-8886

Services

  • Hope Lutheran Church

         230 Christiana Road. Christiana/New Castle

         Monday - Thursday from 9:30am to 12noon

  • Zion Lutheran Church

         2101 Lancaster Avenue, Wilmington

         Tuesday - Thursday from 9:30am to 11:00am

  • Saint Stephen's Lutheran Church-3 day supply of food

         13th Street, between Rodney and Broom Streets, Wilmington

         Monday-Friday from 9am to 12noon

Eligibility

Must have a referral from any social service agency, not just form Division of health and Social Services. For 3 day food supply call Saint Stephens with an extended referral.

Documents

Must have Referral, Must have a referral from any social service agency, not just form Division of health and Social Services. For 3 day food supply call Saint Stephens with an extended referral.

Hours

distribution hours vary by site

Area Served

New Castle County

LACC, Family Support Services

Latin American Community Center
403 North Van Buren Street
Wilmington, DE 19805
(302) 655-7338

Services

Family Support Services is a multi-service department. Programs include short term case management, First State Community Action self-sufficiency program, Families in Control domestic violence prevention and treatment, Ninos Bien Educados parent education program, Nuevos Caminos anger management group, Emergency food pantry and clothing closet, intervention of low risk child abuse cases, as well as a Breast Feeding Support Group and breast cancer prevention outreach. Notary public available.

Eligibility

Varies with service, call.

Documents

Call or walk in to schedule intake appointment.

Hours

Food Closet: Tuesday and Thursday, 1:00-4:00pm

Area Served

New Castle County

Kingswood Community Center, Community & Family Services

2300 Bowers Street
Wilmington, DE 19802
(302) 764-9022

Services

Crisis alleviation program assists individuals and families who are in need of information on housing (rental and first time homebuyers program), maintains a list of job availability (ACCESS Delaware), provides emergency fuel/energy assistance, operates a food closet, mass distribution food program and Job Fair Also, helps with funeral expenses when funding is available.

Eligibility

Open

Documents

Must bring photo ID, proof of income and proof of all individuals in the household (Ex. SS Card, Medicaid Card).

Hours

Food Closet--Monday-Friday, 10am-1pm

Area Served

New Castle County

Expanded Branches Community Development Corporation

3301 North Market Street
Wilmington, DE 19802
(302) 762-8311

Services

Expanded Branches Community Development Corporation is a social service ministry that serves people in the Wilmington area who are in a financial emergency or crisis and have used all other available resources including personal or family, state assistance programs, agency services and churches. A food closet, for those in need of emergency food, and a clothing closet are also available. The clothing closet is open Tuesday, 1:00pm-3:00pm and Wednesday, 6:00pm-7:00pm.

Eligibility

Those who are in crisis or faced with emergency and live in the church's geographic area

Documents

By appointment; referrals from social service agencies or State Service Centers

Hours

Food: Monday-Friday, 10:00am-2:00pm; Clothing hours: see program description

Area Served

Northeast Wilmington

Evangelistic Temple of Truth, Commodity Supplemental Food Program

307 South Frankliln Street
Wilmington, DE 19805
302-654-0190

Services

State Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) supplies non-perishable food box each month. Low to moderate income senior food program requires proof of income, address, photo ID when signing up. ***Must pick up food box each month with photo ID -- No Deliveries***

Eligibility

DE residents 60 years or older and income qualified

Documents

Must contact Food Bank of DE to register: 302-444-8129 and ask for the Commodity Supplemental Food Program

Hours

CSFP ( 60 Plus) Operates all year long; Nutrition Class sponsored by FBD starts at 9:00am; Food distribution 9:30 - 11:00am on 3rd Tuesday of the month

Area Served

New Castle County

Evangelistic Temple of Truth, The Mustard Seed Pantry

307 South Franklin Street
Wilmington, DE 19805
302-654-0190

Services

NOTE: This program is offered from October to June Only on the 4th Tuesday of each month. Serves a limited number of clients: First 50 participants. Monthly food distribution to clients in the Hedgeville or Browntown areas that are low to moderate income. Proof of income, address and photo ID are required to be qualified. ***Must Recertify Every Three Months***

Eligibility

Hedgeville and Browntown Only

Documents

Federal eligible income/address form must be filled out; Hedgeville/Browntown residents Only; All other areas must have a food referral from an Agency

Hours

(October to June) Pick-up 4th Tuesday of the month 9:00am to 11:00am; closed on Holidays and in the event of bad weather

Area Served

Hedgeville Only for 19805 (Chestnut Street to Maryland Avenue) Browntown Only for 19806 (Maryland Avenue to 9th Avenue)

Church of Our Savior

1006 East 28Th Street
P.O. Box 9422
Wilmington, DE 19802
(302) 764-4642

Services

Church of Our Savior operates a food closet on Thursdays and on the third Saturday of every month. Individuals should call the church for an appointment during those times. There are no income restrictions, but photo identification is required. Church of Our Savior is located near the intersection of 28th Street and Governor Printz Boulevard.

Eligibility

Unspecified

Documents

Call for an appointment

Hours

3rd and 4th Saturday of the Month, 11:00am-2:00pm

Area Served

New Castle County

Catholic Charities, Volunteer Opportunities

2601 West 4th Street
Wilmington, DE 19805
(302) 655-9624

Services

Offers multiple volunteer opportunities, including: mentors, clerical work, development office, maintenance, landscaping, food drives and clothing drives.

Eligibility

Open.

Documents

Call for Information.

Area Served

Unspecified

Catholic Charities, Bayard House Hope Cooperative - New Castle County

300 Bayard Avenue
Wilmington, DE 19805
(302) 654-1184

Services

Cooperative members are asked for a $7/month donation; donation is optional. No charge for emergency food pantry distributions.

Eligibility

Low-income individuals

Documents

Call or walk in.

Area Served

New Castle County

AIDS Delaware, New Castle County

100 West 10th Street, Suite 315
Community Service Building
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 652-6776

Services

AIDS Delaware, Inc. provides HIV testing, education, and supportive services to clients of all races, sexual orientation and socio-economic backgrounds in Delaware. The agency operates a food and personal products closet serving needy clients who are living with HIV.

Eligibility

Food Closet serves HIV positive individuals only

Documents

Appointment necessary for HIV testing; client or social service agency can call for food; referral necessary

Hours

(food closet Tuesday 9:30am - 2:30pm)

Area Served

New Castle County

Celestial Church Of Christ Divine Parish

PO Box 11411
Wilmington, DE 19850
(302) 328-5550

Services

They provide food for the needy in order to eradicate hunger. They counsel the addicts in order to encourage peaceful community. They provide cloths for those in need of such and also help the weak to be strenghten etc.

They have been able to provide food for more than 385 family that are desperately in need. They have been praying for as many people as possible whenever they call for prayers and financial needs etc. Most of the beneficiaries are the Children and Mothers.

Freehold Area Open Door, Inc.

39 Throckmorton Street
Freehold, NJ 07728
(732) 780-1089

Services

Open Door seeks to aid all the greater Freehold Area residents in need and to encourage them to become self-sufficient. 

Open Door currently provides an emergency food supply once per month to an average of 400 households in the Freehold Area. Bread and produce are available daily. Clients qualify based on income or participation in government assistance programs. Their After School Program provides homework assistance to 3rd, 4th & 5th graders in local schools. They offer scholarships for participants in this program as they graduate from high school. An advocacy and emergency fund program assists with problems of evictions, utility shut-offs and medication needs. They work with other agencies in the area to secure needed services for their clients. Open Door is a service unit of the Salvation Army and an intake agency for NJ Shares energy assistance program. A free hot lunch program was added June 2, 2003 for all members of the community.Program:Food PantryBudget: $150,000Category: Food, Agriculture & NutritionPopulation Served: Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General Program Description: The Food Pantry distributes non-perishable food providing 3-5 days worth of meals per person per household once per month.  Bread and produce are distributed daily.

Hockessin Community Center, Community Services

TEMP ADDRESS: 1304 Old Lancaster Pike
Hockessin, DE 19707
(302) 239-2363

Services

HUD APPROVED HOUSING COUNSELING AGENCY offering:  Information & Referral Educational Workshops; Budget & Credit Counseling; Pre-Purchase & Post-Purchase counseling; First time Home Buyer Education Program; and Mortgage Delinquency & Default Resolution Program. 

HCC also offers the following emergency services: Food closet, limited financial assistance when available, for rent, and networking with local churches to help with fuel and utility assistance.

Eligibility

Low/moderate income or first-time home buyer, mortgage default.

Documents

Call for appointment - No walk-in's.

Area Served

19707, 19808, 19804, 19805 & 19711

Delawarr Senior Center

19 Lambson Lane
New Castle, DE 19720
(302) 429-0581

Services

Provides daily hot noon meal, arts and crafts, guest speakers, films, shopping and recreation trips, counseling, transportation, physical fitness program, legal aid, Social Security assistance, health tests for seniors, monthly blood pressure, free flu shots, check-ups, tax assistance, sports, and information & referral. Holds bazaars, Christmas and Spring supper and dances. Bible study classes and line dancing/exercise are also offered.

Eligibility

Age 50 and over.

Documents

Call or come in.

Area Served

New Castle/South Wilmington Area

Victory Christian Fellowship, Blessings, Dressings and More

100 Wilton Boulevard
New Castle, DE 19720
(302) 324-5400

Services

Operates a food closet and clothing closet in the New Castle area open to anyone in need 9am-4pm, every Saturday. 

*General Public=Saturday's 9am-11am; Emergency Food 2-4pm

*The first Saturday of each month from Noon-4:00pm is Senior Citizen Day which provides seniors (62+) with 1 month of free food and some clothing.

*Third Saturday of each month=General Public 9am-Noon & Veterns Noon-4pm

***Note: New Pick-Up Area: 453 Pulaski Highway, New Castle, DE 19720.
Also need a referral from agency and ID required.

Eligibility

Those in need of emergency food and/or clothing

Documents

For food on Saturday, referral from agency required; or church can refer; ID required

Area Served

New Castle County

People's Baptist Church, Food Closet

50 South Street
New Castle, DE 19720
(302) 658-8156

Services

People's Baptist operates a food closet for those in need. No Referrals necessary. Drop-off available for senior citizens and disabled individuals.

Eligibility

Anyone in need

Documents

Call for appointment; will deliver for emergencies

Hours

No set hours for church office; messages checked daily & returned promptly

Area Served

New Castle County

Our Lady of Fatima

801 Dupont Boulevard
New Castle, DE 19720
(302) 322-1525

Services

A church which provides various community services in the New Castle area. Operates a food closet in the new Castle area. Food is given to those with valid identification in the 19720 area. If another visit to the food closet is necessary, a referral from a social service agency is required. Open on Mon/Wed/Fri from 9am - 11am. Closed all other days.

Eligibility

Those in need of emergency food.

Documents

Takes walk-ins for first visit.

Hours

Summer hours Mon/Fri 9:00-11:00am. Closed all other times.

Area Served

New Castle area - 19720

LIFE Hope Lutheran Church, Food Closet

230 Christiana Road
New Castle, DE 19720
(302) 328-7909

Services

Hope Lutheran Church operates a food closet for those in need of emergency food.  Referrals and Photo ID required.

Eligibility

those in need of emergency food

Documents

Referrals required: social service agency

Area Served

New Castle County

Holy Spirit Church, Food Closet

Rosehill Community Center
New Castle, DE 19720
(302) 656-8513

Services

Holy Spirit Outreach Food Pantry at Rose Hill Community Center.

Eligibility

Unspecified

Documents

Unspecified

Area Served

19720 Only

DeLaWarr State Service Center

500 Rogers Road
New Castle, DE 19720
302-577-2970

Services

DeLaWarr State Service Center houses various state and private human service programs including: Public Health (childen dental clinic); Social Services and Emmanuel Dining Room South. The Services this State Service Center provides include, holiday food baskets, low-income dental transportation for children, emergency assistance, Community Resource Assistance Services and Toys for Tots. (Furnace Replacement and Repair Program)

DeLaWarr State Service Center has a clothing closet and a food closet

Eligibility

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

Documents

callor walk-in

Hours

On site Food Closet: Monday-Friday 9am - 12:00pm

Area Served

19720 North of Rt. 295 and 19801 South of Christiana River

Ocean County Hunger Relief Inc

917 - 5 North Main St
Toms River, NJ 08753
(732) 505-4357

Services

Ocean County Hunger Relief provides emergency food assistance for the needy people of Ocean County. The ftheir day food package provided is intended as a stop gap measure, to give people time to obtain help from family, friends, or social service agencies.

50% of their clients are children. (Poor nutrition in children hampers their ability to concentrate in school and decreases their immunity to illness.) 51,000 people in Ocean County are living in poverty. (That is 7% of their population.) OCHR operates 31 pantries throughout the County. These pantries assist approximately 2,500 people each month.

Keyport Ministerium Food Pantry, Inc.

10 E Front St
Keyport, NJ 07735
(732) 888-1986

Services

Mission The Keyport Ministerium Food Pantry, Inc. serves Seniors, Women, Infants, Children, Veterans, Singles, unemployed/under-employed, Disabled and an ever increasing Spanish population. They have seen a significant growth in their clientele. In 1983 the pantry served 24 families and today they serve on average 100 families a month and this number continues to grow due to their country?s economics and several other factors. (i.e. rise in health care). Thru hard work and frugal management, the Keyport Ministerium Food Pantry has survived and grown. Their objective is to tailor a program that will feed and educate their clientele in proper diet, nutrition and how to best utilize the food supply that they distribute monthly. They are currently working with the county, town and numerous donors to move to larger quarters to satisfy the needs of a constantly enlarging population. The new facility, anticipated hiring of staff personnel and providing evening and Saturday hours will allow us to accommodate the needs of their current and future clientele. To cope with their ever changing clientele they must utilize outside sources and develop innovative plans to continue their efforts and to prepare for the future. They envision the proposed program(s) being sustained via grants, donations, fundraisers and other contributions. Today, the Churches of the Ministerium, the surrounding towns in the bayshore area, businesses, civic organizations, their neighbors and friends are donating their time, money and efforts to help us realize their goal.

Programs ? Pantry service ? Distribute food received from the Foodbank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties as well as donated food. The pantry serves on an average 100 families per month in the greater northern Bayshore area which includes the communities of: Aberdeen, Cliffwood, Cliffwood Beach, Hazlet, Holmdel, Keyport, Marlboro, Matawan, Middletown, No. Middletown, Pt. Monmouth and Union Beach. Additional areas serviced with referrals from authorized agencies. ? Client referrals to state and/or private agencies for specific assistance. ? Prescreening of clients as well as non-clients for Food Stamps. ? Provide additional amenities via donations though limited (due to lack of space) of clothing, school supplies, toys, household items and children necessities such as high chairs, strollers, etc.

Friendship House, Newark Empowerment Center

Newark Empowerment Center
69 East Main Street
Newark, DE 19711
(302) 544-0165

Services

Newark Empowerment Center is located in United Methodist Church. It is a day center sponsored by area churches. They offer some financial assistance, bag lunches, and a place to make phone calls.

Eligibility

Male or Females homeless or impovered in Newark

Documents

Call ahead

Area Served

Newark Area

Food Bank of Delaware, Volunteer Program -New Castle County

14 Garfield Way
Newark, DE 19713
(302)444-8075

Services

The Food Bank of Delawares volunteer program is the life line to helping feed hungry Delawareans. The Volunteer Coordinators strive to ensure the volunteers are having a good time while helping to alleviate hunger in the state. The volunteers help make and pack meals for children and seniors at risk of being hungry through our after school, summer, senior nutrition and over the weekend

Eligibility

Anyone

Documents

Register online via the scheduling website (www.fbd.volunteerhub.com)

Hours

varies

Area Served

New Castle County

United Auto Workers Local 1183, food closet

698 Old Baltimore Pike
Newark, DE 19702
(302) 738-4500

Services

UAW Local 1183 operates an emergency food closet.

Eligibility

Unspecified

Documents

Unspecified

Area Served

Unspecified

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul

St. Margaret Of Scotland Church
2431 Frazer Road
Newark, DE 19702
(302) 834-0228

Services

Utilities and food, will sometimes deliver.

Eligibility

Unspecified

Documents

Call and leave message

Hours

Monday-Friday, 9:00am-4:00pm

Area Served

Boundaries - I-95 to North side canal, Delaware/Maryland State line to Porter/Salem Church Roads

Saint John's Evangelical Lutheran, Food Closet

135 Old Baltimore Pike
Newark, DE 19702
(302) 368-7394

Services

Food closet.

Eligibility

Anyone

Documents

Call ahead Tuesday morning.

Hours

Tuesdays 10am to noon

Area Served

New Castle County

Newark Area Welfare Committee, Needy Family Assistance

P.O. Box 951
Newark, DE 19715
(302) 283-7500

Services

Committee operates a food closet (Newark United Methodist Church), collects, assembles and distributes Christmas Food boxes, and provides

Eligibility

Newark City residents

Documents

Referrals from Hudson State Service Center. All clients are screened by the staff at the Hudson State Service Center.

Area Served

Newark zip codes

Kingswood United Methodist Church, Food Closet

300 Marrows Road
Kingswood United Methodist Church
Newark, DE 19713
302-738-4478

Services

*** No financial assistance available***Kingswood United Methodist Church operates a Food Closet Only. Food is provided with a referral from a state agency only) to those waiting for their food stamps. Routine visits to the food closet are not encouraged as food is donated by the congregation and not able to feed everyone on a regular basis.

Eligibility

Unspecified

Documents

Must have a referral from a state agency

Area Served

19713 Only

Hudson State Service Center

501 Ogletown Road
Newark, DE 19711
302-283-7500

Services

Houses various state and private human service providers including Public Health, Stand by Me,

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

Area Served

Greater Newark and NW NCC: 19711, 19713, 19701, 19707, 19717