Vivian’s Cupboard Food bank

COVID-19 has made changes to our food bank. See our blog for more information.


Vivian’s Cupboard is named in loving memory of Vivian Cooperman, a much admired former employee who passed away in 2003. 

Since 1989 Mazzoni Center has operated a food bank for individuals living with HIV and dependent members of their households.  Our food bank, known as Vivian’s Cupboard, aims to help clients maintain optimal health and improve the efficacy of HIV treatment regimens by providing them with a consistent, nutritious supply of food.  
The food bank allows low-income, HIV-positive Philadelphians to select packaged food items in a pantry-style setting. 
Any HIV-positive individual and dependent members of their household living in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties is eligible to access our emergency food bank with a referral from their HIV case manager or medical provider. Clients must also be Ryan White certified.
Referred individuals may access the food bank two times per month and receive the equivalent of four meals for each member of their household at each visit.  Clients are provided with additional resources such as information on other local/neighborhood food cupboards and information on accessing SNAP (food stamps).

Food Bank Hours

Monday9:30 AM - 12:30PM; 1:30PM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday9:30 AM-12:30PM; 1:30PM - 4:30 PM
Thursday9:30 AM-12:30PM; 1:30PM - 4:30 PM
Fridays9:30 AM-12:30PM; 1:30PM - 4:30 PM

Our food bank closes from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM  for lunch break.