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