Nutritional Development Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (NDS) is hosting a free community food distribution in Philadelphia’s Juniata Park neighborhood to address pandemic-related food insecurity. NDS aims to distribute 430 food boxes containing produce, meats, and dairy to those in need.
This is the eighth food giveaway since October in a series of distributions organized by NDS as a way to boost daily efforts and combat hunger throughout the five-county Philadelphia area. So far, NDS has distributed 4,600 meal boxes and 56,000 student meals through these efforts.
Saturday, March 27, 2021
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Holy Innocents Roman Catholic Church
1337 East Hunting Park Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19124
NDS staff along with volunteers from Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary and Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will be on hand to aid in the event, among others.
There will also be 800 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 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 (USDA) “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.