Nutritional Development Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Hosts 10th Free Community Food Distribution to Combat Ongoing Food Insecurity amid the Pandemic

Nutritional Development Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (NDS) is hosting its 10th free community food distribution to address pandemic-related food insecurity. NDS staff and volunteers aim to distribute 432 food boxes containing produce, meats, and dairy in Philadelphia’s Juniata Park neighborhood.

Saturday, April 24, 2021
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Holy Innocents Roman Catholic Church
1337 East Hunting Park Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19124

Since October 2020, NDS has organized these community-wide events as a way to boost daily efforts throughout the five-county Philadelphia area. Through these efforts, NDS has distributed over 5,000 meal boxes and 56,000 student meal kits to those in need.

There will also be 650 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 NDS is an equal opportunity service provider.