Southwest Covid-19 Crisis City Offers Free Meals During Virus Epidemic

Happy children pick up a meal pack at a local school.
Happy children pick up a meal pack at a local school.

While public schools are closed due to the Covid-19 virus epidemic – initially from March 16 – March 27, the City offers free meals and safe activity locations on weekdays: 

Meals While Schools Are Closed:   Weekdays (Mon. – Fri.) from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, youth may pick up two meals.  (They are shelf-stable and don’t require refrigeration):  

  –  Add B. Anderson School, 1034 S. 60th Street (19143)

  –  William C. Longstreth School, 5700 Willows Avenue (19143)

  –  Tilden Middle School, 6601 Elmwood Avenue (19142)

Safe Activity Centers for Children:   Open to youth weekdays (Mon. – FrI) from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. One meal per child will be provided at 3 p.m.:

  –  Christy Recreation Center, 728 S 55th St, 19143

  –  Cobbs Creek Recreation Center, 280 Cobbs Creek Pkwy, 19139

  –  Francis Myers Recreation Center, 5801 Kingsessing Ave, 19143J. 

  –  Finnegan Playground, 6801 Grovers Ave., 19142

  –  Kingsessing Recreation Center, 4901 Kingsessing Ave., 19143

For updates on changes in hours or the locations where services are offered, visit or contact Phlly 311   Information for this article was taken from this website.  Photo courtesy of

To receive text alerts of changes, text COVIDPHL to 888-777 from  @PHLPublicHealth

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