Food Cupboards - Locations where persons may get a free bag of food. Please note, it is important and necessary to phone ahead to make sure the food cupboard is open and is stocked with food. The sites contained in this guide are only a partical listing. Many cupboards do not wish to be listed.
Soup Kitchens - Locations where persons may get free meals. Most soup kitchens do not require an advance phone call or letter of referral.
WIC Offices - A description of the WIC program and the 18 WIC Offices in Philadelphia.
Home Delivered Meal Programs
Nutrition Education Groups
Nutrition/Food Advocacy Groups
Food Suppliers - These organizations only distribute free food to other organizations. They do not distribute directly to individuals
SHARE (Self-Help and Resource Exchange) is a program where people can purchase a package of food for $15 and 2 hours of community service with a retail value of about $30. The food package contains meat, fresh fruits, vegetables, and staples. SHARE buyers purchase the food from growers, brokers, and packaging plants. The food is not donated, government surplus, or salvage.
Food Stamp Information and Frequently asked questions about Food Stamps
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