Northeast: Supermarket Closures Leave Food Pantries Scrambling

Northeast: Supermarket Closures Leave Food Pantries Scrambling

It was 8:40 a.m. on a recent sunny, spring-like day. In addition to the birds chirping, chatter could be heard as a line from the front of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church wrapped around Sackett Street onto Tyson Avenue. Many were gathering and waiting for the Feast of Justice’s Community Cupboard to open. Feast of […]

 

South Philadelphia: Philabundance Gives Food to Those in Need

South Philadelphia: Philabundance Gives Food to Those in Need

A small crowd began to gather just after noon under an Interstate 95 overpass at the corner of Front and Tasker streets. People of different races and ages started to form a line. Some had children or other family members with them, some came alone. Most held empty bags protectively close to themselves, which soon […]

 By Candice Monhollan, Audra Neff-Williams and Mike Polinsky

West Philadelphia: Fresh For All Program Feeds Residents

West Philadelphia: Fresh For All Program Feeds Residents

It’s hard to miss the mass of people lined up between Spruce and 49th streets on a Wednesday afternoon. They are racially mixed with young and old, but one thing they have in common is the empty bags and baskets they brought with them. Residents of West Philadelphia come to this spot to partake in […]