This community food distribution is one of several organized by Nutritional Development Services in recent months in an effort to continue the fight against hunger amid COVID-19.
Nutritional Development Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (NDS) is hosting a free drive-through “Farmers to Families” food box distribution for individuals and households facing food insecurity stemming from the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Saturday, March 6, 2021
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Fatima Catholic Outreach Center
2913 Street Road
Bensalem, PA 19020
NDS will have over 650 food boxes on hand containing nourishing produce, meat, and dairy products. The pre-packaged food boxes are funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) “Farmers to Families” Food Box Program.
NDS will also have 450 free student meal boxes available for children and youth who are attending school virtually and not receiving school meals. Each box will contain seven breakfasts and seven lunches along with milk.
Dedicated staff and volunteers will be on hand to aid in the event. 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.
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, many of whom are Latino.
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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.