IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we suspended the requirement that individuals need to be referred by a case manager or medical provider and have opened the food bank up to anyone in the community struggling with food insecurity.
For more than 20 years, we have assisted LGBTQ individuals, and other Philadelphians, facing food insecurity through our food bank program.
Nearly 27% of LGBTQ people, roughly 3,029,000 adults, experienced food insecurity in the past year.
Our food bank aims to help clients and patients maintain optimal health and improve the efficacy of treatment regimens by providing them with a consistent, nutritious supply of food. The food bank allows low-income, Philadelphians to select packaged food items in a pantry-style setting.
Any individual and their 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 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
Food bank closes from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM for lunch break.