Nutritional Development Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Hosts 9th Free Community Food Distribution to Combat Hunger During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Nutritional Development Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (NDS) is hosting its 9th free community food distribution to address pandemic-related food insecurity. NDS aims to distribute 450 food boxes containing produce, meats, and dairy to those in need.

Since October 2020, NDS has organized these community-wide events as a way to boost daily efforts and further combat hunger throughout the five-county Philadelphia area. Through these efforts, NDS has distributed over 5,000 meal boxes and 56,000 student meal kits to those in need.

Saturday, April 10, 2021
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Fatima Catholic Outreach Center
2913 Street Road
Bensalem, PA 19020

Volunteers from Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary and Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will be on hand to aid NDS staff with the distribution. Other community volunteers will also be in attendance.

There will also be 600 student meal boxes available containing seven breakfasts and lunches for children and youth ages 2-18 years old who are attending school virtually and not receiving school meals.

No registration, ID, or qualifications are required. Cars are asked to enter Fatima Catholic Outreach Center through Mechanicsville Road and exit onto Street Road. Walk-ups will also be accommodated. The food boxes are funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) “Farmers to Families” Food Box Program

Through a partnership between Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and Saint Charles Borromeo Parish (Bensalem), the Fatima Catholic Outreach Center provides vital support to hundreds of individuals and families in the area.

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Editor’s Note: For 47 years, Nutritional Development Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s (NDS) mission has been to serve children and those in need with healthy food. NDS accomplishes its mission in two distinct ways: by administering the federally-funded child nutrition programs and through the privately supported Community Food Program. For more information, please visit http://nutritionaldevelopmentservices.org/. NDS is an equal opportunity service provider.