Food Pantries & Soup Kitchens

Food pantries offer produce and staple items in your district. Please call the pantry before you go to double check their hours of operation. Some agencies require a referral, ID, or proof of address.


Soup kitchens offer free meals in your district, regardless of age or income. Please call the soup kitchen before going to double check the hours of operation. Some agencies require a referral, ID, or proof of address.

There are an estimated 700 food pantries and soup kitchens throughout Philadelphia. Although these programs keep families from going hungry each day, they struggle to keep up with the growing number of people coming to them for help. In 2014, nearly 90% of food pantries, either ran out of food or had to provide less to those in need at some point during the year.