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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 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.

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.

Diaper Distribution

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.


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

News Releases from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia

Pastoral Messages from Most Reverend Nelson J. Pérez

Philadelphia WIC Updates

Federal Government Resources

Pennsylvania Government Resources

Archdiocesan Resources