There is no single solution to hunger and food insecurity, but there are immediate steps and long-term strategies that make a definitive impact in the communities we serve. With 13 trucks on the road, 6 days a week, Philabundance can respond to the critical needs of the Delaware Valley by increasing access to emergency food for those who need it most. In addition, by addressing the issue of food poverty, we are also strengthening the hunger safety net for future generations by improving access to food resources..
- Food Acquisition – Our dedicated staff works with the food industry, manufacturers and importers, farms and local communities to secure and bring food resources that Philabundance distributes to neighbors in need. Philabundance operates two centrally located warehouses and a fleet of 13 trucks. Philabundance’s Hunger Relief Center in South Philadelphia houses perishable food like produce, dairy and protein with an average turnaround of only 2 days, while our Berks Street Location maintains our stock of shelf-stable items. In 2013, Philabundance distributed 30 million pounds in fiscal year 2013.
- Direct Neighborhood Distribution Programs– Our series of direct neighborhood distribution programs enables Philabundance to improve public access to nutritious food staples to those struggling to put nutritious food on the table. This includes programs like our Food Help Line, Fresh For All, and more. Click here for a complete list of programs.
- Member Agencies – Nearly 500 food cupboards, shelters, emergency kitchens and more comprise the Philabundance network. Along with our direct neighborhood distribution programs and Community Kitchen, they are the frontline of our operation and get the much needed food into the hands of neighbors who need it most.