Nutritional Development Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (NDS) is partnering with Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby (Delaware County) to host a free food distribution to address ongoing pandemic-related food insecurity.
NDS aims to distribute a combined 930 pre-packaged meal boxes and student meal kits to those in need of nourishing food. Community volunteers will be on-hand to assist in the drive-through event.
Saturday, May 1, 2021
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital
1501 Lansdowne Avenue
Darby, PA 19023
This is NDS’ 11th large-scale community-wide food giveaway since October 2020. NDS has distributed over 5,000 meal boxes and 56,000 student meal kits to those in need throughout the five-county area through these efforts.
No ID is required. All are welcome. Student meal boxes contain seven breakfasts and lunches for children 18 years old and younger who are virtual learners not receiving school meals.
The food boxes are funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s “Farmers to Families” Food Box Program.
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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.