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Community Food Guide

Emergency help

Emergency help such as food pantries and soup kitchens can fill in gaps between other food assistance programs.

Many programs serve meals to people who need help now.

Food pantries

Many churches and community centers operate food pantries where their neighbors can receive food. These facilities offer mostly canned goods and shelf-stable items like pasta or rice.

There can be limitations when visiting food pantries:

  • May require an ID or other proof that you live in their service area.
  • Limit how often you can come to ensure everyone in need has access to help.

Call your local food pantry ahead of time to make sure they are open and for hours of operation.

Get help now

If you need food now or to locate food pantries or free meals, contact:

Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger
Mon. - Fri., 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.