Nutritional Development Services (NDS) is an agency of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia within the Secretariat for Catholic Human Services. For forty years, NDS’ mission has been to serve children and those in need with food and food-related resources. NDS accomplishes its mission in two distinct ways: by administering the federally-funded Child Nutrition programs and through the privately supported Community Food Program.
The mission of NDS is to provide meals, food assistance and additional support to organizations serving children and the poor as an extension of the service and mission of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
Nutritional Development Services actualizes this story through its daily activities. By providing healthy meals to children in schools, child care centers, after-school programs, and summer programs, children are nourished physically. Through the Community Food Program, parishes, schools and other community groups share with families, senior citizens and others who need to have assistance in receiving their daily bread.