Nutritional Development Services To Hold Community Food Distribution In North Philadelphia And Distribute Over 1,000 “Farmers To Families” Food Boxes To Those Impacted By The COVID-19 Pandemic

Student meal kits will also be provided for children and youth who are virtual learners not receiving school meals. Each box will contain five breakfasts and five lunches along with milk.

Nutritional Development Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (NDS) will hold its second community food distribution and distribute over 1,000 free “Farmers to Families” food boxes to individuals and families in need and facing food insecurity as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19)pandemic.

In partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) “Farmers to Families” Food Box Program, the pre-packaged boxes will contain 10 pounds of produce, five pounds of meat, and five pounds of dairy products. Recipients also will receive a gallon of milk.

Saturday, October 24, 2020
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Holy Innocents Roman Catholic Church
1337 East Hunting Park Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19124

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 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.