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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.
Citywide Listing of Food Resources
En Espanol
For Seniors
Benefits of SNAP in Philly
By neighborhood: NE, NW, SW/West, West, 19121/32, 19122/25/33/34 (North) 19123/30

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.
Click here for info on Philly Food Bucks to get extra healthy foods with your Access Card

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.


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!!

FreshEBT App

Amazing FREE app that tracks your EBT spending, helps with monthly food budgeting, helps find helpful resources in your community, and even has coupons. Download here

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

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.
Click here for listing of food resources throughout Philly. En Espanol

FREE Nutritious food in Philly


  • Food sites where any resident can pick up free food for their household.
  • Student meal sites where any child can pick up free meals.
    • Sites are open Mondays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. 
    • Residents can pick up one box per household. Supplies will last up to five days.
    • Residents do not need to present an ID or proof of income for eligibility.
    •  Food sites are supported by the City, Share Food Program, and Philabundance.
      Click here for locations


Free Summer Meals

From Coalition Against Hunger. Click here to find free meals or to become a site or go to website at or
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.
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

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.

Philabundance Fresh For All

Free fresh fruits and veggies for those who need them. Click here for locations.

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

Food Fit Philly

Philly site to help you reduce sweetened drinks and increase healthy choices in our lives.

Philly Loves Breastfeeding Site and Resources

Check out this great site from Dept. of Public Health Great resources for families including help lines and healthcare providers. Hotline for breastfeeding questions call 1-800-994-9662

PA Resource List for Lactation Consultants

Please click here for comprehensive list

Pacify- FREE Lactation Consulting App for Philly Families

A FREE mobile app that provides on-demand access to lactation specialists right from your smartphone.  Get the app “Pacify” in the Apple Store or Google Play.
Enter the enrollment code PHILLY at signup for FREE 24/7 access. Bilingual Info here


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.
2020 Breast Feeding Resource 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 800-367-6347 for help


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.

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

La Leche League

Information, and support for nursing families- 610-666-0359
En Espanol

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.

KellyMom Breastfeeding info

Dozens of videos and handouts for all breast feeding questions/issues. Click

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


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 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).

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