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Find Free Food In Center CityLemontree is here to help you find the best food pantry near you. Food pantries and food banks are a great place to find groceries if you need some help. Many of these locations can help you find food as quickly as today. Whether it’s a church around the corner or a mobile food pantry, the places below should help. In addition, you should consider applying for SNAP (food stamps) if you don’t already get government assistance.
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    SNAP/EBT

    Philadelphia County Assistance Office Headquarters-SNAP Assistance

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    Info

    If you need help completing the application form or need more information about benefits, trained county assistance office staff can help you in person.

    To get SNAP benefits, your income has to be under certain limits. SNAP households may receive deductions from their gross income for things like housing costs, child or dependent care payments, and medical expenses more than $35 for older adults or people with disabilities. Learn more about eligibility requirements for SNAP: https://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/recipient/eligibility

    • Requirements

      • Proof of lower income required, such as your EBT card
      • Must be income-eligible

    Schedule

    • Open now!

      8:00 am–5:00 pm

    • Tomorrow

      8:00 am–5:00 pm

    • This Wednesday

      8:00 am–5:00 pm

    • 8:00 am–5:00 pm

      every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

    Map of Philadelphia County Assistance Office Headquarters-SNAP Assistance

    Location

    801 Market Street

    Center City East, PA 19107

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    Philadelphia Legal Assistance

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    They provide free legal advice and representation to low income residents of Philadelphia. You must be a US citizen or have legal immgration status and your income must be below 200% to qualify for help. Explore all the legal issues they help with: https://philalegal.org/explore-legal-issue

    Call or apply online for help with any legal issue: https://philalegal.org/apply

    Schedule

    • Tomorrow

      9:30 am–12:00 pm

    • This Wednesday

      9:30 am–12:00 pm

    • This Thursday

      9:30 am–12:00 pm

    • 9:30 am–12:00 pm

      every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

    Map of Philadelphia Legal Assistance

    Location

    718 Arch Street

    Center City East, PA 19106

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    St. Mark's Food Cupboard

    5 minutes

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    0.59 mi


    • Requirements

      • Proof of household income required
    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries
      • Clients can visit: Once a month
    • Info

      • Closed During Year: Two weeks in August and last two weeks of December

    Schedule

    • Tomorrow

      9:30 am–11:00 am

      • ID required
    • This Wednesday

      9:30 am–11:00 am

      • ID required
    • This Thursday

      9:30 am–11:00 am

      • ID required
    • 9:30 am–11:00 am

      every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

    Map of St. Mark's Food Cupboard

    Location

    1625 Locust Street

    Rittenhouse Square, PA 19103

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  5. How do I get food?

    You can receive food by visiting the food pantry or soup kitchen when it’s open. Make sure to check each resource page to see details like address, full schedule, and requirements.

  6. Can someone deliver the food to my house?

    Delivery services are very limited and are reserved for senior citizens or those with serious medical problems. If you believe you fall into either category, let us know and we may be able to help you find options in Center City.

  7. What do I have to bring?

    Every location is different! Please review the details included on each resource to see whether you need to bring any documentation like ID or proof of address, or supplies like bags to carry the food. If you don’t see any information on the resource, you don’t have to bring anything!

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    Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals)

    Old First Church

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    0.63 mi


    • Offerings

      • Prepared Meals
    • Info

      • No requirements

    Schedule

    • Next Saturday

      9:00 pm–10:00 am

      • Toiletries, if available
      • Clothing may be available
    • Next Sunday

      4:30 pm–5:30 pm

    • Sat, August 3rd (in 2 weeks)

      9:00 pm–10:00 am

      • Toiletries, if available
      • Clothing may be available
    • 9:00 pm–10:00 am

      every week on Saturday

    • 4:30 pm–5:30 pm

      every week on Sunday

    Map of  Old First Church

    Location

    151 N. 4th St.

    Philadelphia, PA 19106

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    Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals)

    Grace Cafe

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    Info

    Clients can come anytime Access to computer Showers and laundry. First come first serve basis Mon-Thurs 9am

    • Offerings

      • Prepared Meals
      • Clothing may be available

    Schedule

    • Next Sunday

      5:00 pm–6:30 pm

    • Sun, August 4th (in 2 weeks)

      5:00 pm–6:30 pm

    • Sun, August 11th (in 3 weeks)

      5:00 pm–6:30 pm

    • 5:00 pm–6:30 pm

      every week on Sunday

    Map of Grace Cafe

    Location

    55 North Broad Street

    Center City, PA 19107

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    Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals)

    St. John's Hospice

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    0.38 mi


    • Offerings

      • Prepared Meals
    • Info

      • Needs volunteers
      • No requirements
      • Closed the second Tuesday of the month
      • Closed on major holidays
      • Handicapped Access

    Schedule

    • Today

      4:00 pm–4:30 pm

      • Closed on major holidays
    • Tomorrow

      12:00 pm–1:00 pm

      • Closed on major holidays
    • This Wednesday

      12:00 pm–1:00 pm

      • Closed on major holidays
    • 12:00 pm–1:00 pm

      every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

    • 4:00 pm–4:30 pm

      every week on Monday, Friday, Wednesday

    Map of St. John's Hospice

    Location

    1221 Race Street

    Chinatown, PA 19107

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    Contact

    (215) 563-7763

    https://saintjohnshospice.org/

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    Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals)

    Broad St. Ministry

    4 minutes

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    0.5 mi


    • Offerings

      • Prepared Meals

    Schedule

    • Tomorrow

      11:30 am–1:00 pm

    • This Wednesday

      11:30 am–1:00 pm

    • This Thursday

      11:30 am–1:00 pm

    • 11:30 am–1:00 pm

      every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

    Map of Broad St. Ministry

    Location

    315 South Broad Street

    Washington Square West, PA 19107

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    Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals)

    Philly House (Formerly Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission)

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    0.52 mi


    • Offerings

      • Prepared Meals
    • Info

      • Needs volunteers
      • Handicapped Access

    Schedule

    • Today

      5:00 pm–6:00 pm

      • Dinner
    • Tomorrow

      7:00 am–8:00 am

      • Breakfast
    • Tomorrow

      12:00 pm–1:00 pm

      • Lunch
    • 12:00 pm–1:00 pm

      every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday

    • 5:00 pm–6:00 pm

      every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

    • 7:00 am–8:00 am

      every week on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

    Map of Philly House (Formerly Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission)

    Location

    302 North 13th Street

    Center City, PA 19107

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    Contact

    (215) 922-6400

    https://www.sundaybreakfast.org

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    PCDC @ Crane Center (Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation)

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    0.46 mi


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    @chinatown

    • Requirements

      • ID required
      • Must bring own bags/cart
      • Registration required
    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries
      • Offers job training/assistance

    Schedule

    • This Friday

      10:00 am–1:00 pm

    • Fri, August 2nd (next week)

      10:00 am–1:00 pm

    • Fri, August 9th (in 2 weeks)

      10:00 am–1:00 pm

    • 10:00 am–1:00 pm

      every week on Friday

    Map of PCDC @ Crane Center (Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation)

    Location

    1001 Vine Street

    First Floor

    Center City, PA 19107

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    Contact

    (215) 922-2156

    www.chinatown-pcdc.org

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    Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals)

    Resurrection Philadelphia

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    0.59 mi


    Info

    By Samson Street Entrance

    • Offerings

      • Prepared Meals

    Schedule

    • This Saturday

      11:00 am–1:00 pm

    • Sat, August 3rd (next week)

      11:00 am–1:00 pm

    • Sat, August 10th (in 2 weeks)

      11:00 am–1:00 pm

    • 11:00 am–1:00 pm

      every week on Saturday

    Map of Resurrection Philadelphia

    Location

    123 South 17th Street

    Philadelphia, PA 19103

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  15. Do I need an appointment?

    Every location is different! Some places in Center City accept appointments, some require it, and others allow walk-ins. Please review all details on the resource page to understand how you should prepare for your visit.

  16. What kind of food do they have?

    Food pantries offer grocery-style items such as canned food, fresh produce, and dry goods like pasta or rice that you can cook yourself. Soup kitchens offer ready-to-eat items like hot meals or sandwiches. All of these locations may have different options on different days, so it is hard to tell what each one of them will offer any given day.

  17. Do they have vegetables?

    Pantries may have different options at different times, so it is hard to tell what each one of them will offer any given day. Most pantries in Center City do give out some form of vegetables, but they may be canned items.

  18. Do they have meat?

    Pantries may have different options on different days, so it’s hard to tell what each one of them will offer any given day.

  19. Any pantries open today?

    If you’ve signed up for personalized assistance through our text message helpline, please take a look at the links we’ve sent you! If none of the resources we’ve sent are open today, let us know and we can search for additional options. Here’s a list of everything in Center City that’s open today: Philadelphia County Assistance Office Headquarters-SNAP Assistance, St. John's Hospice, Philly House (Formerly Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission)

  20. Where are you located?

    Because our work is mostly virtual, the Lemontree team works remotely, and we don’t have an office in Center City for in-person visits. You can always reach us by texting 90847 between 10am-6pm, every day of the week.