Nearly 1 in 4 children in Philadelphia experience food insecurity. And when schools are closed, many students lose access to nutritious school meals. Help by serving free meals to children under 18 this summer. Host a summer meal site for children on your block, in your community, or at your organization.
The following Philadelphia site sponsors can work with you to bring summer meals to your neighborhood or summer program:
PHILADELPHIA PARKS & RECREATION: 215-685-2719
Runs the Playstreets Program, which allows city blocks to close to traffic to provide meals and activities during the summer.
- Playstreets requirements:
- Be a small, one-way street. No numbered street will be considered unless it is a dead end
- Must be a residential block with no businesses
NUTRITIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERVICES (NDS): 215-895-3470, OPTION 1
Works with a wide variety of summer programs, organizations, and outdoor neighborhood meal sites.