Free Food Distribution Continues in Southwest

Philadelphia police lend a hand with loading Philabundance supplies for SW free food distribution sites. 12th District ops have been particularly helpful at the SW Senior Center.
Philadelphia police lend a hand with loading Philabundance supplies for SW free food distribution sites. 12th District ops have been particularly helpful at the SW Senior Center.

With the official unemployment rate at 7.1 percent as of May 2020, free food distribution agencies have continued their programs to put food on the tables for needy families and individuals.  

The current locations and service times in Southwest are shown below.  Those preceded by the symbol “s” receive supplies through the Share Food Program.  Those preceded by “P” are supplied by Philabundance  (215-339-0900). Both these organizations are in urgent need of both volunteers and donations! 

S Phila. Montessori School   2227 Island Ave. 10 – 12  Mon. & Thurs

S Christy Recreation Center   728 S 55th St 10 – 12  Mon. & Thurs

S Giving Heart Ministries    6506 Elmwood Ave 10 – 12  Mon. & Thurs

S Bartram High School   2401 S. 67th St 9  – 12  Thursdays

S Richard Allen Charter School    2601 S. 58th St. 10 – 12  Mon. & Thurs

S Bartram Village   5404 Gibson Dr. 9 – 12  All weekdays 

S Mitchell Elementary School   5500 Kingsessing Ave  10 – 12  Mon. & Thurs

S Mastery Hardy Williams High  5400 Warrington Ave. 10 – 12  Mon. & Thurs

S Comegys School   5100 Greenway Ave. 9  – 12  Thursdays

The Common Place   58th St & Chester Ave 10 – 1    Tuesdays

Southwest Senior Center   6916 Elmwood Ave (Phone 215-937-1880)P

P Divine Mercy Food Cupboard   6667 Chester Avenue

P Faith Temple Pentecostal Ch     5618 Kingsessing Avenue

P  Sherwood Christian Outreach   5543 Willows Ave

P  Berry Long Group   1745 S. 58th St.

P  Ezekiel Baptist Church   5701 Grays Ave.

P  Turning Points – Tilden Middle  6601 Elmwood Avenue

For food relief, call the WHY Hunger Hotline at 1-800-5-HUNGRY or visit http://www.auntbertha.com. 

Food distribution agencies received good news from Jeff Brown, founder and CEO of ShopRite Supermarkets.  ShopRite will be contributing food from the two stores that were looted during the past few days.

*For more information about Share visit: sharefoodprogram.org, or connect on Twitter or Instagram at @ShareFoodPhilly.

Data for this article was provided by a release from Bellevue Strategies, wwwbellevuestrategies.com   Photo courtesy of WHYY/Philabundance

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