frequently Asked Questions

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There are a variety of government food assistance programs that provide food to people in need.


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From humble beginnings out of the back of a Subaru to currently serving nine counties in the area.

What is Philabundance's mission?

Our mission is to drive hunger from our communities today and end hunger for good. Learn more about our efforts to relieve hunger now and end hunger for good 

Where can I access food?

Philabundance does not distribute food to the public directly from our warehouses or Philabundance Community Kitchen. We work with over 350 community partners in our nine-county service area through Philadelphia and South Jersey and distribute our produce through these partners. To find a community partner closest to you and access food, please visit our Find Food Map, call the WhyHunger Hotline at 1(800)-548-6479, or text the WhyHunger Hotline with your zip code.  

Where is Philabundance located?

Philabundance has four locations: 


Hunger Relief Center / South Philadelphia Warehouse (where most of our volunteer shifts take place!)

3616 Galloway Street 
Philadelphia, PA 19148 
(215) 339-0900 (all inquiries)


North Philadelphia Warehouse 
302 W. Berks Street 
Philadelphia, PA 19122


Philabundance Community Kitchen (PCK)
2224 N. 10th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19133


Roxborough Philabundance Warehouse

401 Domino Lane

Philadelphia, PA 19128

How does Philabundance help those in need?

Philabundance works with over 350 community partners partners in 9 counties throughout Pennsylvania and South Jersey to provide food to people who need it. In addition to food distribution, we strive to reduce food waste, increase access to nutritious meals, and tackle the root causes of hunger through programs such as the Philabundance Community Kitchen. Learn more here.  

Who qualifies to receive food from Philabundance?

Philabundance programs serve the community on a self-declared basis, meaning there are no requirements to access food. You may, however, be asked to provide an ID when receiving food. Additionally, the CSFP or senior box program requires seniors to be at least 60 years-old and at or below 130% of the poverty line.

Does Philabundance sell food?

Philabundance does not sell food or re-sell donated food. As a member of the Feeding America national food bank network, Philabundance may ask member agencies to contribute a “shared maintenance fee” to cover a small portion of the operating costs incurred securing and distributing some food. This fee averages between 18 and 19¢ per pound if applied. By law, clients cannot be charged for food that has been donated for hunger relief. Philabundance monitors its community partners to ensure this never happens. If you are asked to pay for food, or suspect someone is charging, please let us know by contacting 215-339-0900. 

What region does Philabundance serve?

Philabundance serves five counties in PA: Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia, and four counties in NJ: Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Salem. 

Who does Philabundance serve?

The people we serve include individuals, families, children, students, seniors, and everyone in between. Some may be housing insecure, while others own a home and work full time but have trouble making ends meet. Hunger hits every zip code and Philabundance will never discriminate against those seeking our services.  

How does Philabundance get food?

Philabundance acquires much of its food through generous donations from groups like the Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market, national and local food manufacturers, wholesalers, local retailers, brokers, food distributors,farmers, and more.  

We also purchase bulk quantities of food at wholesale prices to help supplement donated product, which is made possible through generous financial donations from both individuals and corporations. Additionally, Philabundance receives food through food drives held by individuals, corporations, schools and other organizations. Find out more about donating food, donating funds  or hosting a food drive.

How is donated food handled?

When food arrives at our warehouses, it is inspected, sorted, and, if necessary, repacked for distribution by our staff and volunteers. Sign up for a volunteer shift today!

How does the food get into the hands of those who need it?

Philabundance works with a network of over 350 social service agencies including food pantries, shelters and emergency kitchens, which distribute food directly to the people in their area who need it most. Learn more about our efforts to relieve hunger now.

How much food do you distribute?

In 2022, Philabundance distributed 14.1 million pounds of food and provided over 200,000 ready to eat meals to those in need that did not have access to items needed to cook a meal.

Meet the Team

Learn more about the people behind the scenes at  Philabundance making sure our operations continue to run smoothly.

Our Partners

We couldn’t continue to provide services without the support of our partners who are critical in supplying the resources needed to help end hunger.