MEET YOUR BASIC NEEDS

Food Resources

Below are Quick numbers/links that apply to ALL of Pennsylvania:

  1. Call 311 for help finding a food pantry. Make sure to call the pantry in advance to confirm their hours.
  2. Call 211 for help via United Way (human and social services)
  3. Call the WhyHunger hotline at 1-800-5HUNGRY to find food pantries near you, or visit the WhyHunger website.
  4. Text your zip code to 1-800-548-6479 to receive a list of food pantries near you.
  5. Community Resource connects https://communityresourceconnects.org/ There are resources here for food, mental health, housing, transportation, education, etc.
  6.  PA Department of Agriculture – lists food resources by county https://www.agriculture.pa.gov/FoodForThought/Pages/Article.aspx?post=71

The following Food Resources are listed by areas:

Philadelphia:

  1. Free food boxes every Monday AND Thursday 10 am–noon (see locations in the Food Box Locations page below).

2. Free student meals for children while schools are closed:

https://www.phila.gov/2020-03-14-find-free-meals-and-safe-spaces-for-students-while-schools-are-closed

3. Coalition Against Hunger food pantry finder:   http://www.hungercoalition.org/food-pantries

Philly Food Finder Map:  https://phillyfoodfinder.org/     (see locations in the Food Box Locations Page below)

4. Food Box Locations in Philadelphiahttps://caringconnectionjkscp.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Food-Box-Locations-in-Philadephia.docx

Delaware County:

https://www.delcopa.gov/ich/resources/covidfoodassistance.html

Chester County:

https://chestercountyfoodbank.org/community-partners/member-agencies/(when you get to this site, click on, “Find a local Food Provider or Hot Meal Site”, to get list of providers and addresses)

Montgomery County:

Southwestern PA:

https://www.pittsburghfoodbank.org/covid19

Central PA:

https://www.centralafoodbank.org/find-help/find-a-food-pantry

Also check out this link for information pertinent to COVID-19 and Food Stamp Helpline: https://www.centralpafoodbank.org/covid-19/

  • Harrisburg Salvation Army

https://pa.salvationarmy.org/harrisburg-pa/  (when you get to this site, click on “IF YOU NEED HELP, click here. This will take you to current food resources and locations)   

  • York, PA

York County Food Bank

https://yorkfoodbank.org/embed/#?secret=CmdyjJk06h

Western PA:

  • Greater Washington County Food Bank:

https://www.gwcfb.org/food-pantry-locations

  •  Westmoreland County Food Bank:

https://westmorelandfoodbank.org/receive-assistance/find-a-pantry

  • Second Harvest Foodbank of Northwest PA

https://nwpafoodbank.org/need-hellp/agency-locator/