Nutritional Development Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to Host Free Food Distribution to Combat Ongoing Food Insecurity

Nutritional Development Services will have 1,000 USDA food boxes to distribute as well as over 700 free student meal boxes for children and youth who are attending school virtually.


Nutritional Development Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (NDS) will host a free “Farmers to Families” food box distribution in North Philadelphia for individuals and families facing food insecurity stemming from the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Saturday, February 6, 2021
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Holy Innocents Roman Catholic Church
1337 East Hunting Park Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19124

The pre-packaged food boxes are funded by U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) “Farmers to Families” Food Box Program. Each box contains nourishing produce, meat, and dairy products. Recipients also will receive a gallon of milk. NDS will have approximately 1,000 food boxes on hand to distribute to those in need.

NDS will also have over 700 free student meal boxes on hand 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.

NDS will offer a contactless drive-through distribution following all social distancing guidelines. 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.

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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.