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Nutritional Development Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (NDS) has created a Coronavirus (COVID-19) information page as a resource to help navigate these uncertain times. Providing for the health, safety, and welfare of those we serve, as well as our NDS employees, is utmost important to us.
Outlined below are resources for those in need of free food and free meals for children. 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.
CSS Family Service Centers are the first point of contact for individuals, families, and parishes when they seek assistance from CSS. Seven such centers are located throughout the five-county metropolitan area.
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.
How YOU can help: If you are interested in supporting the cupboards and those in need of food, funds from our Community Food Program are used to keep the shelves stocked and the community fed. Click here to donate.
To donate specific items to our cupboards, you can do so through our You Give Goods Manna Food Drive. We appreciate any donation to feed the hungry in our local communities. Click here for the Food Drive.
Find more information from the Federal Government, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Archdiocese of Philadelphia & Archbishop Perez below.
Nutritional Development Services (NDS) Resources
Food Cupboards Sponsored by NDS/Alacenas de alimentos– Click 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.
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.
Nutritional Development Services will be distributing FREE diapers at the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center, located at: 222 North 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Diapers will be handed out on Tuesdays from 1 PM – 3 PM and on Fridays from 10 AM – 12 PM. You must call in advance to place an order. The phone number is (267)-262-8904.
Philadelphia WIC Updates
- NORTH Inc Statement on WIC Office Hours (April 1, 2020)
- Statement from Delaware County WIC Offices (April 7, 2020)
Federal Government Resources
- Home Safety Tips & Checklists
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- CDC – Talking with children about Coronavirus Disease 2019
- CDC – Information for Travel
- CDC – Community Mitigation Strategy
Pennsylvania Government Resources
- PA Department of Health Website
- PA Department of Health – Coronavirus
- PA Department of Health – Coronavirus Information for Schools K-12
- U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) – Response to Outbreak of Coronavirus
- Pope Francis’ prayer to Virgin Mary for protection
- USCCB Statements on Coronavirus
- USCCB President’s Reflection and Prayer During Coronavirus
- USCCB Responds to Coronavirus – Prayer Cards