Getting food into the hands of those who need it most is the core mission of Philabundance. For more than 25 years, we have acquired and distributed millions of pounds of food to our neighbors in need. Most recently, the face of hunger is changing. In addition to children and seniors, there is an alarming number of working poor, who in spite of being employed, often in multiple jobs, are unable to make ends meet.
To aid the growing number of food insecure families in our region, Philabundance took the initiative to expand our distribution methods beyond our nearly 500 member agencies to include programs that would allow us to touch the community directly.
Each Direct Neighborhood Distribution program is customized to strengthen the hunger safety net with dignity and empowerment. This multifaceted approach is serving 72,000 people per week by building strong relationships within the food industry, engaging communities throughout the region, and navigating the ever-changing landscape of food insecurity. These combined efforts allow Philabundance to ensure that every man, woman and child have access to healthy, nutritious food.
Provides eligible low-income seniors with boxes of USDA-donated food that Philabundance sorts and delivers on a monthly basis. Interested seniors can call the Food Help Line 800-319-Food (3663) to be directed to a Commodity Supplemental Food Program location near them. Click here to learn more.
A food pantry following a choice model of distribution where clients choose from available items rather than receiving a prepared bag or box. Choice pantries promote dignity and respect for those in need.Click here to learn more.
A program that puts fresh produce into the hands of those who need it most. Like a traveling farmer’s market, Fresh For All returns to the same site every week at the same time and day – establishing dependable access to produce.Click here to learn more.
Adequate nutrition is vital to the growth and development of youth. It is our goal to provide programs targeted directly at children in need to address this crisis. In the Click here to learn more.
People in need of food can call 800-319-Food (3663) to find food assistance nearest to them. The 800 number is answered by a dedicated bilingual Philabundance staff member Mon-Fri. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Click here to learn more.
The Grocers Against Hunger program works with grocery stores in the Delaware Valley to prevent unnecessary food waste from filling our landfills while feeding neighbors who need it most. Click here to learn more.
A yearly campaign to raise funds for baby formula and other infant needs.Click here to learn more.
Lack of access to healthy food is a critical issue in the Delaware Valley. There are 35 food deserts in Philabundance’s nine county service area as determined by the USDA. Click here to learn more.