Nutritional Development Services Partners with the U.S. Department Of Agriculture “Farmers To Families” Food Box Program To Distribute Food To Those Impacted By The COVID-19 Pandemic

The Archdiocesan Pastoral Center located at 222 North 17th Street will serve as a designated food distribution site.

Nutritional Development Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (NDS), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) “Farmers to Families” Food Box Program, will distribute free food to individuals and families impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and facing food insecurity.

The pre-packaged food boxes, which supports American farmers and families affected by the pandemic, will contain 10 pounds of nourishing produce, five pounds of meat, and five pounds of dairy products. Recipients also will receive a gallon of milk.

Saturday, October 17, 2020
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Archdiocesan Pastoral Center (Parking Lot)
222 North 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

NDS will offer a contactless drive-through distribution following all social distancing guidelines. No registration or qualifications are required. Cars are asked to pull into the entrance of the APC Parking lot located on 17th Street and exit onto 18th street. Walk-ups will also be accommodated.

In addition, NDS will be providing free student meal boxes for children and youth who are virtual learners not receiving school meals. Each box will contain five breakfasts and five lunches along with milk. This relief effort is especially critical for families with virtual students who cannot get to a NDS sponsored meal site during the week.

NDS aims to distribute approximately 1,152 “Farmers to Families” food boxes to those in need.

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Editor’s Note: For forty-seven 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.