When the school year ends in June, kids lose access to free school breakfast and lunch programs. Without these programs, kids often need help to access fresh and nutritious foods over the summer.

To help combat child summer hunger, Philabundance is launching a meal box program called “Let’s Eat.”

Starting June 13th, we will distribute 2,000 meal kits per week for eight weeks, each providing eight meals (4 servings per dish).

125,000+ meals
2,000 meal kits per week over 8 weeks

Meal Kits

Each meal kit will feature two recipes: one created by a local and acclaimed chef, the other by our team at the Philabundance Community Kitchen, special for this project and will also include educational resources for children and families like nutrition education and cooking tips.

Meal examples are Southern Vegetable Soup, Spicy Black Bean Quesadillas, and Vietnamese Chicken Vermicelli bowls.

See Recipes

Distribution Locations

Let’s Eat is a collaborative effort.

To reach as many people as possible, we are partnering with local community-based agencies in Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey for meal kit distribution.

See All Locations

Program Resources

Did you get SNAP in the past but get tired of paperwork hassles? Are you unsure if you qualify?

It’s worth giving SNAP another look!

In response to the pandemic, back in 2020 Congress approved extra dollars for SNAP. These extra payments, called SNAP Emergency Allotments, are to help those receiving SNAP afford food during the public health crisis. Due to COVID-19’s continuing health threat, the Biden administration recently extended the federal Public Health Emergency for another 90 days.

This means PA and NJ will be able to issue extra SNAP to help with rising food costs at least through October (possibly longer if the PHE is extended this fall). These extra SNAP funds bring households who get only a partial SNAP benefit up to the maximum amount for their household size (see chart at right). Households that already get the maximum benefit receive an extra $95 per month.

  • In PA, the extra SNAP is loaded to your EBT card in the second half of the month. See this flyer for more information.
  • In NJ, the extra SNAP dollars are put on your Families First card when your regular SNAP benefits are available. For more information, click here.


Household    Size Maximum  SNAP Benefit
1 $250
2 $430
3 $658
4 $835
5 $992
6 $1,190
Each additional member $188

To apply in Pennsylvania:

Online: https://www.compass.state.pa.us/compass.web/Public/CMPHome

By phone: Call 1-866-550-4355

Or find your local County Assistance Office here: https://www.dhs.pa.gov/Services/Assistance/Pages/CAO-Contact.aspx


To apply in New Jersey:

Online: https://www.nj.gov/humanservices/njsnap/apply/ways/

Or find your local County Board of Social Services here: https://www.nj.gov/humanservices/dfd/counties/#collapse1

Note: PA and NJ websites each have “translate” options in the top right-hand corner of the webpage.


Basic Info

  • Service dates and times will vary by distribution location.  
  • Meal kits will be distributed on a first come first serve bases.  
  • Meal-kits will be distributed twice per week at most locations.  
  • The Chefs we partnered with on the recipes are: 
    Meredith Laurence (Blue Jean Chef)

    Robert Bynum (SOUTH) 
    Marc Vetri (Vetri Cucina)
    Erik Oberholtzer (Tender Greens)
    Elias Bitar (Norma’s)
    Rosemarie Tran (Melograno)
    Ellen Yin (Fork)
    Daniel Stern (R2L)
    Philabundance Community Kitchen team.