Download listing of food resources in Philly including: income based food resources; emergency food resources; and fresh food resources.
Citywide Listing of Food Resources
Benefits of SNAP in Philly
By neighborhood: NE, NW, SW/West, West, 19121/32, 19122/25/33/34 (North), 19123/30
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.
Click here for info on Philly Food Bucks to get extra healthy foods with your Access Card
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
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!!
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
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.
Click here for listing of food resources throughout Philly. En Espanol
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.
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.
Free fresh fruits and veggies for those who need them. Click here for locations.
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.
2018 Breast Feeding Resource Directory
Click here for great info www.womenshealth.gov/itsonlynatural
If you get WIC and have breastfeeding questions call 800-367-6347 for help
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.
For Health Partners patients. 24 hour breastfeeding hotline. Call 215-307-6791 for issues/questions with breastfeeding.
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
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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.
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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).