Free Meals in Philadelphia
This Wikidelphia resource page helps you find free meals in Philadelphia.
Community Magic offers a two-page PDF schedule of soup kitchen free meals. The second page has additional resources for homeless and other needy persons.
- Free Meals in Philadelphia: communitymagic.org/public/Free%20meals%20Provider%20Schedule%20Circular%209%202014.pdf
2-1-1 SEPA says, "People could also dial 211 to call the resource hotline in their area or text their zip code to 898211 to locate resources."
Another possibility is to do a search for Soup Kitchens or Food Pantries here:
- Why Hunger: whyhunger.org/find-food
I would suggest printing out a few copies of the PDF to keep with you whenever you walk in Philly. When somebody asks you for money, saying they're homeless or hungry, keep your cash, because 80% of the time it's going to feed a bad habit. Give them a copy of the PDF instead, so if they're really in need, they'll have real, substantial resources to reach out for. Another possibility is to download, print have materials on hand from 2-1-1 SEPA:
- 2-1-1 SEPA: 211sepa.org/media-library/download-materials