Open Food Ministries and Shelters

Friday, May 15th, 2020

Open food banks during the coronavirus outbreak

The following is a list of churches offering outreach meals and shelter during the coronavirus outbreak.  This was updated on May 18th. For questions or to include your church in the list below, please contact Canon Smyth, tsmyth@diopa.org. Food ministry guidelines are available here

 

ARDMORE

St Mary’s Episcopal Church,  36 Ardmore Ave, Ardmore, PA

Food Pantry: Mondays, 10am – 12 noon and again from 6pm – 7pm. 

Needs:  The church has created a GoFundMe account to help raise money. You can access it here. If you would like to donate food to help, please stay within the following list of items. You may drop them off at anytime in the enclosed porch leading to the church. Cold Cereal, Spaghetti Sauce (24 OZ), Canned Meals – Chili, Ravioli, Stew, Soup; Canned Beans; Peanut Butter; Jelly; Canned Tuna or Chicken; Canned Vegetables; Pasta; Mac & Cheese; Saltine Crackers; Snacks -individual size; Instant Oatmeal Packets; Granola Bars; Toilet Paper,Individually Wrapped. 

 

 

COLLEGEVILLE

St. James Episcopal Church, 3768 Germantown Pike, Collegeville, PA

Lunches: Tuesday at 4pm

Needs: volunteers and donations

 

NORRISTOWN

All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 535 Haws Ave, Norristown, PA 

Dinner: 2nd and 4th Saturday, and fifth Saturday (if applicable) of the month

 

St John’s at Diocesan Center, 23 E. Airy Street, Norristown, PA

Lunch: Tues-Thursday 11:30; Saturday 8:30

 

NORWOOD

St. Stephens Norwood, 128 Chester Pike, Norwood, PA 19074, (610) 461-0490

Meals: Weekend lunch for kids, 5:30-7pm Fridays; Common Good Supers: 1st and 3rd Friday of the month, 5:30-7pm

Need:  For their weekend blessing bags for children they need: 

  • Breakfast: Instant Breakfast Packets, Individual cereal boxes, Oatmeal packets, Fruit & Grain Bars, Granola Bars, Belvita Bars
  • Lunch: Individual Macaroni & Cheese bowls, Individual Ramen Noodle Cups, Drinkable Soup
  • Dinner: Hormel Compleats (Variety of Flavors), Chef Boyardee microwavable bowls
  • Snacks / Treats: Individually wrapped cookies, rice crispy treats, tasty cakes, etc.; Individually wrapped peanut butter crackers; Small bags of pretzels, chips, cheese curls, etc.; Individually wrapped fruit snacks; Mini cups of applesauce; Mini cups of fruit;Mini cups of pudding (shelf stable)
  • Beverages: Shelf Stable milk (individually sized containers); Juice pouches; Shelf Stable small Juice bottles (for individual use)
  • Fresh Fruit: Apples, oranges, clementines

 

PAOLI

Church of the Good Samaritan, 212 W Lancaster Ave, Paoli, PA 19301, ben.capps@good-samaritan.org(610) 644-4040

Meal program: 1st and 3rd Thursday 9am-12; 2nd and 4th Thursday 4-6pm

 

POTTSTOWN

Christ Episcopal Church, 316 E High St, Pottstown, PA 19464

Lunch Program: Every Monday

 

PHILADELPHIA

Church of the Advocate, 2121 Gratz Street, Phila., PA, camille@churchoftheadvocate.org. (215) 978-8000

Lunch: Monday through Friday 12-1pm

 

Church of the Holy Trinity, 1904 Walnut St, Phila., PA 19103

Dinner: Sundays at 5pm, Tuesdays at 5

Brunch: Mondays at 10am (Tickets handed out at 9am)

 

Cristo y San Ambrosio, 3554 N 6th St, Philadelphia, PA 19140  (6th and Venango)

Providing bagged food on Monday and  taking food to the elderly in the  community and congregation.

 

Grace Episcopal Church and the Incarnation (The Food Bank at Grace), 2645 E Venango St, Philadelphia, PA 19134

They offer food pantry pop-ups at the church and have been feeding 400 families each week.  Their schedule is posted on their Facebook page or contact the office to be added to their mailing list, (215) 423-5851. They are also in need of volunteers, Please contact the church to do so.  

Need: Looking for monetary and food donations and volunteers.

 

St. Luke's Germantown,  5421 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19144 Dina Harvey (parsec@stlukesger.org) |  (215) 844-8544

Food Pantry: Tuesdays & Fridays. 9:00 AM-9:45 AM

Needs:  Canned goods

 

St. James School, 3217 W Clearfield St, Philadelphia, PA 19132, kellner@stjamesphila.org (215) 226-1276

Breakfast and lunch (must be 18 years or younger) and groceries/home supplies: M-F 9am-1pm, Saturday 11am-1pm, Sunday 6pm-7pm

 

St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Frankford, 4442 Frankford Ave., Phila. 

Meals: Wednesday Lunch, food distributed at gate, 10:30 a.m. - Noon.

 

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 1831 Bainbridge St., Phila.

Male homeless shelter: 7pm-7am

 

St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 3916 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Meals: Wednesday and Thursdays at 5pm; Saturday at noon

Needs: hand sanitizers, cleaning supplies

 

St. Simon the Cyrenian Episcopal Church, 1401 S 22nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19146

Meals: daily at 11 a.m.

 

PHOENIXVILLE

St, Peter’s Episcopal Church, 121 Church St, Phoenixville, PA 19460

Food Pantry: Every other Saturdays 9-11

Lunch every day of the week: 12 noon - 1:00pm. (This is ecumenical)

Breakfast every Saturday: 8:00am-9:00am.

Needs: Face mask, volunteers

 

WEST CHESTER

The Church of the Holy Trinity, 212 S. High St. West Chester

610-696-4640 www.holytrinitywc.com

Offering grocery & personal need items: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 10 a.m.  to noon; and Wednesday 1 p.m. -3 p.m. (You may call ahead to place order)

Dinner Program: Fridays 4pm -5:30pm

Needs: Food and monetary donations