Children and Youth Summer food programs in Southwest

The Coalition Against Hunger has arranged for summer meals and snacks to be served at several hundred locations throughout the city. Families are urged to observe all relevant safety precautions against Covid-19 infection.
The Coalition Against Hunger has arranged for summer meals and snacks to be served at several hundred locations throughout the city. Families are urged to observe all relevant safety precautions against Covid-19 infection.

The Coalition Against Hunger again is making meals and snacks available at many locations throughout the city this summer.  The complete information is available at the following website:

http://www.hungercoalition.org/summermeals

This website does not presently have all the contact information, phone numbers and hours of operation on the website, but the locations listed are the following:

The Common Place, 5736 Chester Avenue

Kingsessing Rec. Center, 4901 Kingsessing Ave 

Comegys Elem. School, 5100 Greenway Ave.

Mastery – Hardy Williams High,  5400 Warrington Ave.

Victory Christian Center of Philadelphia,  5220 Whitby Ave.

Richard Allen Charter Sch.,  2601 S. 58th St.

Myers Rec. Center,  5801 Kingsessing Ave.

St Paul AME Church, 8398 Lindbergh Blvd   (215) 365-3330

Eastwick Park Rec.  Center,   80th Mars Place

Children Of Destiny Center,  7701 Buist Ave 

Montessori Charter School,  2227 Island Ave. (215) 365-4011

Greater Hope Christian Acad. 7029 Woodland Ave., (215) 729-0374

Tilden Middle Sch.  6601 Elmwood Ave 

Finnegan Playground, 69th & Grovers Ave. 

Bartram High Schol,  2401 S 67th St   (215) 400 5972

Catholic Social Services, 214 Grays Ave,  (215) 724-8550

In addition, individual blocks have made arrangements for food to be delivered as well.  Again, the website does not list hours and which meals are available.  This information should be uploaded on the site shortly.  The Block Meals include:

1200 Block of Greylock St.; 1400 Block of S Paxon St.; 1100 Block of S Wilton St.; 1100 Block of S Ruby St.;  5400 Block of Malcolm St.; 5400 Block of Regent St.; 5700 Block of Reedland St.; 1700 Block of S Frazier St.; 1900 Block of S Ithan St.; 1900 Block of S Alden St.; 5800 Block of Trinity St.; 2000 Block of S Cecil St.; 2200 Block of S Felton St.; 6000 Block of Reinhard St.; 6100 Block of Wheeler St.; 2600 Block of Holbrook St.; 2600 Block of S Daggett St.; 6400 Block of Glenmore Ave.; 6200 Block of Reedland St.; 6300 Block of Reedland St.; 2500 Block of S Gross St.; 6300 Block of Theodore St

The Philadelphia Housing Authority’s (PHA) will also provide school age residents at Bartram Village on Lindbergh Blvd. and those in surrounding neighborhoods with healthy breakfasts and lunches this summer.    Hours of operation are Monday thru Friday 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  This year is a grab and go model to adhere to the social distancing. 

Another source of information about food sites is maintained by the USDA at www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks 

Information for this article was obtained from the Coalition Against Hunger website and an internet release from the Phila. Housing Authority.  Summarized by Ted Behr

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