Philabundance established the Food Help Line in an effort to improve emergency access to food and to offer a welcoming resource for those seeking food assistance.
Hunger is about much more than not having enough to eat. People face many obstacles like lack of education, mental illness, homelessness or disabilities. For others, it’s a matter of pride and they feel uncomfortable reaching out for help. Philabundance created the Food Help Line 800-319-Food (3663) to offer an accessible and welcoming resource for those seeking assistance.
In 2012, the Food Help Line received 7,300 emergency calls from those struggling to put food on their tables.
Staffed five days a week with a bilingual referral specialist, the helpline directs callers to a food cupboard and other resources close to their homes.
In the age of technology, there is a comfort knowing that someone is listening, understanding, and able to offer resources to help break the cycle of food poverty.
Hours of Operation
Mon-Fri. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.