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Providing for the health, safety, and welfare of those we serve, as well as our NDS employees, is of utmost important to us.

Outlined below are resources for those in need of food and meals for children at no cost sponsored by Nutritional Development Services (NDS). NDS is continuing to support our network of food cupboards throughout the region and doubling efforts to supply Catholic Social Services (CSS) Family Service Centers with non-perishable items for those impacted by COVID-19.

Throughout these uncertain times, let us continue to embrace the call to be servant leaders within our community to help those most in need. Please be assured of our continued prayers for all of those affected by this virus and for you and your families.

To search a specific address and find the closest site to you- click the button in the top right corner ‘View Larger Map’. Some food cupboards are also serving free meals to children.

Para buscar una dirección específica y encontrar el sitio más cercano a usted- haga clic en el botón que esta en  la esquina superior derecha ‘View Larger Map’. Algunas alacenas de comida también sirven comidas gratis a los niños.

Food cupboards are shown on the map with a blue dot. / Las alacenas de comida se muestran en el mapa con un punto azul.

Meal sites for children are shown on the map with an orange star. / Los sitios de comidas para niños se muestran en el mapa con una estrella naranja.

Food Cupboards Sponsored by NDS/Alacenas de alimentosClick HERE

Our food cupboards offer non-perishable food items and some toiletries like soap, toothpaste, etc.  In addition, some cupboards also have diapers and formula for infants.

Nuestras alacenas de alimentos ofrecen alimentos no perecederos y algunos artículos de tocador como jabón, pasta de dientes, etc. Además, algunas alacenas también tienen pañales y fórmulas para bebés.

Feeding Sites for Children Sponsored by NDS/Sitios de alimentación para niños – Click HERE

Our Feeding Sites are serving FREE meals Serve-N-Go style, to minimize contact and follow proper social distancing rules. Families can collect several days’ worth of meals per child, per visit. Sites open every day of the week, are serving one breakfast and lunch per child per day. Children do not have to be present to receive a meal.

Nuestros sitios de alimentación están sirviendo comidas gratis al estilo  Serve-N-Go (servir e ir), para minimizar el contacto y seguir las reglas de distanciamiento social adecuadas. Las familias pueden recoger varios días de comidas por niño, por visita. Los sitios abiertos cada día de la semana, sirven una comida por niño por día. Los niños no tienen que estar presentes para recibir una comida.

Diaper Distribution

Nutritional Development Services is distributing FREE diapers at the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center, located at:  222 North 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Diapers will be distributed on Tuesdays from 1 PM – 3 PM. You must call in advance. Please call (267)-262-8904 to place an order.

How YOU can help

If you are interested in supporting the cupboards and those in need of food, your donation to our Community Food Program would be much appreciated. It will keep the food cupboard shelves stocked and the community fed.  Click here to donate.

You can also host a virtual Food Drive! Call us or email dhopkins@ndsarch.org to find out how.

If you are interested in feeding children at a summer camp or program, or in your neighborhood, contact us today!


Catholic Social Services (CSS) Family Service Centers- Food & Diapers

News Releases from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia

Pastoral Messages from Most Reverend Nelson J. Pérez

Other Resources for Food in Philadelphia

Federal Government Resources

Pennsylvania Government Resources