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A Guide to School / Youth Meals in Philadelphia

Finding free or discounted food in Philadelphia is tough, and it really does not have to be, especially during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Don't worry, though. The City announced 49 to 50 pickup locations for school / youth meals!

School / Youth Meals

Amid the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, be sure to call or email your school district to ask what the plan is for school meals during this school closure. The City has listed locations on a map of where you can pick up school meals.

All kids & teens attending public school in the School District of Philadelphia (or charter schools operated by the District) can receive free breakfast and lunch without parents having to fill out additional paperwork.

In the summer, there are over 1,000 sites in Philadelphia that serve free breakfast, lunch, and snacks to kids and teens ages 18 & under. No income, ID, or registration is required.

Summer meals and school meals help to give kids the nutrition they need to stay healthy so that they can learn and grow. Each program helps to fight hunger and obesity by reimbursing groups like schools, child care centers, and after-school programs for serving healthy meals to children.

Families with kids

Summer meals and school meals help to give kids the nutrition they need to stay healthy so that they can learn and grow. Each program helps to fight hunger and obesity by reimbursing groups like schools, child care centers, and after-school programs for serving healthy meals to children.

Also, There is also a WIC program serving Pennsylvania residents to asisst women, infants, and children–under five years old (including foster children).

Looking for more information?

More information about where to find free, nutritious food during COVID-19 from phila.gov.

See the City’s Office of Children and Families website here for the latest updates!

What programs are good for me?

SNAP

Click for more about Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food stamps.

WIC

Click for more about the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

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