Food Bank (Vivian's Cupboard)

Food Bank (Vivian's Cupboard)

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

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday: Closed

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

Food Bank Holiday and Admin Days


The name behand Vivian’s Cupboard

In 2004 the food bank was named Vivian’s Cupboard, in loving memory of Vivian Cooperman, a Mazzoni Center employee who worked as an Assistant Case Manager for over 10 years until her passing in 2003. Vivian’s husband, Mac Cooperman, worked as the food bank coordinator from 1999 until 2005.