Philabundance established the Food Help Line in an effort to improve access to food assistance and to offer a welcoming resource for community members in need.
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 2013, 7,594 calls were made to the Food Helpline.
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.
[Please Note: On Friday, May 22, the Help Line will close at 2 p.m. Normal hours resume on Tuesday, May 26.]