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Listing of Food Resources in Philadelphia

Download listing of food resources in Philly including: income based food resources; emergency food resources; and fresh food resources.
Click here for citywide listing
En Espanol
By neighborhood: NE, NW, SW/West, West, 19121/32, 19122/25/33/34 (North) 19123/30

Philly Food Finder

Find food in Philly. Farmer’s markets, food pantrys, soup kitchens and senior meals. Power by Coalition Against Hunger. Go to www.phillyfoodfinder.org to find food by zip code.

The Food Trust

Committed to improving people’s health and eliminating malnutrition by ensuring that everyone has access to affordable, nutritious food and nutrition education. Operates low cost, fresh food farmer’s markets throughout Philadelphia Click here for map. 1617 JFK Blvd Suite 900. 215-575-0444.
www.thefoodtrust.org
Click here for info on Philly Food Bucks to get extra healthy foods with your Access Card

Food Fit Philly

Philly site to help you reduce sweetened drinks and increase healthy choices in our lives.
http://foodfitphilly.org/

● Income Based Programs ●

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WIC (Women, Infant, and Children’s Program)

WIC is a supplemental food and nutrition education program funded by federal and state governments to make nutritious foods available to women, infants and children. The following persons may be eligible: Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or who have given birth within the past 6 months, Infants, Children under 5 years old. Main Office- 215-978-6100, or 800-743-3300- 1300 W Leigh Avenue. Click here for locations
www.northwic.org

COMPASS

COMPASS–Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Access to Social Services–is a web site that allows individuals and community based organizations access to screen for, apply for, and renew a broad range of social programs including Food Stamps, Health Care, Cash Assistance ect.-see what your family is eligible for!!
www.compass.state.pa.us/Compass.Web/public/cmphome

SNAP (Food Stamps)

Will direct families to local district office near their home-Call the Coalition Against Hunger’s SNAP hotline – SNAP (Food Stamp) Hotline: call 215-430-0556

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Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger

Provides information on various food programs to low-income Philadelphians including Food Stamps and Emergency Food resources- call 215-769-0659. Operates Food Stamp Hotline as well call 215-430-0556 to see if you qualify.
www.hungercoalition.org
Click here for listing of food resources throughout Philly. En Espanol

Listing of Free Meals in Philadelphia

Click here for English
Click here for Espanol

Free Summer Meals

From Coalition Against Hunger. Click here to find free meals or to become a site or go to website at www.hungercoalition.org/summer-meals or phillysummermeals.org
Also can call 1-855-252-MEAL (option 6) or text “FOOD” or “COMIDA” to 877877.
English Flyer                 Spanish Flyer

Philabundance Food Help Line

Call 866-3-HUNGRY or 877-8-HAMBRE (Espanol) Mon.-Fri. 8am-8pm. if in need of food.
www.philabundance.org
Food Resource Flyer

United Way 2-1-1

United Way helpline provides phone numbers for a wide array of assistance: food; clothing, housing etc.-
Just call 211 or go to website 211sepa.org

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Farm to Families Program

Each week Farm to Families supplies North Philadelphia families with boxes of produce from local farmers at a cost of only $10 or $15. Boxes are brimming with fresh fruits and vegetables, often valued at double the price. Additional fresh items including specialty produce, eggs, meat, and seafood are also offered at affordable prices. Cash, credit, SNAP benefits and FMNP coupons are all accepted for payment. Please contact distribution sites from website below, for detailed information or to register for the program.
http://scfchildren.org

Listing of Farmers Markets in Philly by Neighborhood

Click listing here

SHARE Food Program

SHARE (Self-Help and Resource Exchange) is a program where people can purchase a package of food for $20 and 2 hours of community service with a retail value of about $40. The food package contains meat, fresh fruits, vegetables, and staples. Call 215-223-2220 or 800-595-3663 for more info or check out their website for a SHARE location near you.
sharefoodprogram.org

Philabundance Fresh For All

Free fresh fruits and veggies for those who need them. Click here for locations.
www.philabundance.org/learn/about-us/programs/fresh-for-all

Healthy Eating on a Budget

Eating healthy doesn’t have to be expensive. Use these tips and materials to make healthy choices while staying within your budget.
Click link for info www.choosemyplate.gov/budget

Greensgrow

Operate many fresh food resources including teh “SNAP Box Program,” which provides participating families with 5-8 produce items weekly that they pay for using their SNAP benefits. – See more at:
www.greensgrow.org/life/snapbox or call 215.427.2702

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Phila Dept of Health Breast Feeding Promotion Division

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health is involved in breastfeeding promotion in many ways including publishing their annual Philadelphia Breastfeeding Resource Handbook. Click here for breastfeeding plans.
Call 215-685-5237 for help.
www.phila.gov/health
Philadelphia Breast Feeding Directory

PA Department of Health Breastfeeding Handouts

Click here for great handouts in English and Spanish

WIC Breastfeeding Resources

If you get WIC and have breastfeeding questions call 215-978-6100.

Maternity Care Coalition Breastfeeding and Community Doula Program

Free breastfeeding support and community doula (labor support) services for women and families. Doulas provide culturally-connected support to women and families during pregnancy, labor, childbirth and the weeks after birth. Breastfeeding support is provided by Certified Lactation Counselors (CLCs). Services available in English and Spanish. 215-386-3804.
maternitycarecoalition.org/breastfeeding

Health Partners 24 Hour Breast Feeding Support Line

For Health Partners patients. 24 hour breastfeeding hotline. Call 215-307-6791 for issues/questions with breastfeeding.

Nursing Mothers Advisory Council

The Nursing Mothers Advisory Council is a volunteer organization that offers free support and counseling for breastfeeding mothers. NMAC is comprised of trained volunteer women who have breastfed their children and who wish to help others breastfeed. Learn more at http://nursingmoms.net/and download the New Mom Notebook here for helpful information and tips on breastfeeding
www.nursingmoms.net

La Leche League

Information, and support for nursing families- 610-666-0359
En Espanol
www.lllusa.org/web/PhiladelphiaPA.html

Breast Feeding Resource Center

This is a Nonprofit center staffed by Board Certified Lactation Consultants to address breastfeeding problems. Appts. necessary, sliding scale used to determine payment. 215-886-2433.
www.breastfeedingresourcecenter.org

KellyMom Breastfeeding info

Dozens of videos and handouts for all breast feeding questions/issues. Click kellymom.com/category/bf/

Benefits of Breastfeeding

Click below for Listing of the Benefits of breast feeding as well as local resources for breast feeding families.
Click Here for Benefits and Resources

Breast Feeding Library

Click link below for info.
http://www.ameda.com/breastfeeding/elibrary/qa.aspx

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MANNA

MANNA provides meals to children who are suffering from a serious illness which is affecting their nutritional status. To get more information on MANNA’s services and to access a Referral Form (your doctor must fill out) , please visit our website at www.mannapa.org or you can contact our Nutrition Department at 215-496-2662 x5.
Click here for referral.

The Grow Project for Children with Failure to Thrive

The mission of the Philadelphia GROW Project is to help low-income children and their families achieve normal weight gain, good nutrition and proper development through service, research and advocacy. If you think your child has failure to thrive call 215-427-GROW (4769).
www.growproject.org