Nutritional Development Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (NDS) will host its final “Farmers to Families” food distribution event in Philadelphia’s Juniata Park neighborhood for individuals and households facing food insecurity stemming from the ongoing pandemic.
This is NDS’s 13th large-scale food giveaway since October 2020 in an effort to fight food insecurity amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s “Farmers to Families” Food Box Program is set to end on May 31, 2021.
Saturday, May 22, 2021
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Holy Innocents Roman Catholic Church
1337 East Hunting Park Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19124
NDS aims to distribute 432 “Farmers to Families” food boxes containing dairy, meats, and produce. NDS will also have on hand 600 student meal kits containing seven breakfasts and seven lunches for children and youth 2-18 years old who are virtual learners not receiving school meals.
Community volunteers will be on-hand to assist with placing food boxes in trunks of cars as they pull up. Cars are asked to enter through the parking lot located off Glendale Street and exit onto East Bristol Street. Walk-ups will also be accommodated. 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.