PHILADELPHIA, PA – Today, Share Food Program released an interactive map of locations where residents in Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs can go to pick up free food boxes throughout the week. The map can be accessed here.
COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on Americans and has laid bare large gaps in food access throughout the nation. Share has been there to answer the call and has expanded operations to meet increased needs.
All told, Share has more than 70 partner sites available Monday to Saturday, where individuals and families in need can pick up boxes with produce, non-perishables, and other healthy food items. No identification is required, and no one will be turned away from receiving a box, as long as supplies last. The sites are accessible by car or by foot; Share understands that many residents do not own cars and rely on public transportation to travel.
“We have seen unprecedented demand for food throughout this pandemic,” said Steve Preston, Share’s Director of Emergency Response. “We’re excited to unveil this map of our partner sites, which will allow people to find fresh, healthy food without traveling too far from their homes.”
About Share Food Program:
Share Food Program is a nonprofit organization focused on eradicating food insecurity in the Philadelphia region through food distribution, education, and advocacy. Through partnerships with nearly 800 schools and more than 350 pantries across the region, Share Food Program has recently become the largest-serving food bank in the Philadelphia region, and the largest independent food bank in the country.
For more information about the Share Food Program, please visit sharefoodprogram.org, or connect with us on Twitter or Instagram at @ShareFoodPhilly.