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Free food pantries in Delaware County Pennsylvania.

Find free food pantries, soup kitchens and grocery programs for struggling and low income residents of Delaware County Pennsylvania. Families or individuals can turn to the locations for help in their time of need. Some of the centers are run by churches, charities, or other non-profit agencies. Each free food pantry near you, listed below, does it best to help anyone who needs it. There may be free groceries today or in an emergency. They will try not to turn anyone away from receiving free food, meals, or groceries, and find a phone number at the bottom of the page for more resources.

Food baskets, Thanksgiving and Christmas meals, government commodity items, personal toiletries and much more can also be distributed by the food banks as well as distribution centers in Delaware County, depending on funding. Some locations can also provide items like clothing, diapers, Meals on Wheels for the homebound and more to the needy. We also have listed resources that are administered by both the federal government and state of Pennsylvania, such as SNAP food stamps and WIC vouchers.

No matter where a family live in Delaware County, there is some form of assistance near them. As far as for senior citizens and the homebound, services including Meals on Wheels will deliver free food to them, or hot lunches, dinners, and more. Other resources are provided for all residents via referrals.

Asbury AME Church
Address of church food pantry is 1712 Providence Avenue
Chester, Pennsylvania 19013
Dial 610-874-9961
Low income and needy clients can receive food baskets (no meats), fresh fruits, vegetables & bread from the pantry.

Bernardine Center
2625 West 9th Street
Chester, Pennsylvania 19013
Phone number is 610-497-3225
Resources include a cupboard, food banks, baby meals and baby formula. The charity also serves hot meals, during both holidays and year round.




Blessed Virgin Mary Church
1101 Main Street
Darby, PA 19023
Offers help to the needy with support from the Blessed Catherine Drexel/St. Vincent de Paul Society.

Catholic Social Services – Has two offices as noted below. A leading social service, charity and referral agency for the region. Everything from financial aid to a clothing and food bank, applications to SNAP or WIC, and more are on site.
240 North Bishop Avenue, Springfield, PA 19064, 610-626-6550
130 East 7th Street, Chester, PA 19013, 610-876-7101

Chester East Side Ministries
9th & Potter Streets
Chester, PA 19013

Christ Lutheran Church
Location 7240 Walnut Street
Upper Darby, PA 19082
Call for information 610-352-1610
Maintains small supply of emergency canned food. Serves Thanksgiving meal and may distribute other aid, like winter coats, or holiday meals and gifts to families with children.

AIDS Care Group
Address of center is 2304 Edgmont Avenue
Chester, PA 19013
Phone number - 610-872-9101
HIV and Aids patients in Delaware County can apply for free, meals, and support.

Christ Tabernacle Church
14 South Morton Avenue
Morton, PA 19070
Main phone number is 610-328-2330





Community Action
The Delaware County anti-poverty organizations helps with various needs. it ranges from employment to housing to hunger prevention. There will be details on how to get SNAP food stamps, information on Meals on Wheels for seniors or the homebound, USDA commodities, government grants, and so much more.

Trinity United Presbyterian Church
360 N. Oak Ave.
Clifton Heights Pennsylvania 19018
Phone: 610-626-3143
The pantry only has non perishables for distribution.

Church of the Nazarene
212 MacDade Blvd.
Collingdale, PA 19023

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul
1101 Main St
Darby Pennsylvania 19023
Phone: 610-716-1955
Volunteers work at this church. They feed the poor, homeless, lonely, and others.

CityTeam Ministries
Main address is 634 Sproul Street
Chester, PA 19013
Telephone number - 610-872-6865
Some of the foodstuffs offered include fruits, vegetables, meats, dairy products, and other forms of help. Also get information on public aid like food stamps. Read more on government aid in Pennsylvania..

Community Baptist Church - Upper Darby Food Bank
Address is 7766 Wayne Avenue (Wayne & Pennock Aves.)
Upper Darby, PA 19082
Call 610-853-2481
Distributes food, and maybe other aid, like clothes, winter coats, or holiday meals. There may also be free Christmas gifts to families with children.

Davis’s Boarding Home
1024 West 2nd Street
Chester, PA 19013

Lifewerks, Inc. - The Foundry Food Pantry and Mentoring
25 Cedar Road
Wallingford, PA 19086
For information, dial 610-872-3344 (leave message)

Delaware County MOMobile
Main address is 224 Long Lane
Upper Darby, PA 19082





Delaware County Office of Services for the Aging (COSA)
206 Eddystone Avenue, 2nd Floor
Eddystone, PA 19022
A major provider of help to senior citizens as well as the homebound. The non-profit runs Meals on Wheels services in Delaware County. They also serve congregate lunches to adults over the age of 60 and their spouses, help with enrollment in Medicare, and other benefit programs.

Family and Community Service of Delaware County
600 North Olive Street
Media, PA 19063
Has information on many federal and state of Pennsylvania food assistance programs. Can also provide details on other bill paying services, like LIHEAP, section 8 vouchers, and prescription medication vouchers.

Penn State Nutrition Links
Address - 20 Paper Mill Road
Springfield, PA 19064
The center runs the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and PA TRACKS for Delaware County.

Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) & Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
Main address is 2301 North Cameron Street
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17110
Call 717-772-2693

National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP) & Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
Pennsylvania Department of Education Division of Food and Nutrition
333 Market Street, 4th Floor
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17126-0333
A statewide government food assistance program for children, babes, teenagers, and others from qualified low income, unemployed and working poor families.

First United Methodist Church
350 West State Street
Media, PA 19063
610-566-3172, Monday - Thursday, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

God’s House of Glory
900 East Ninth Street
Chester, PA 19013
Second and third location of God's House of Prayer and Repair is at 51 East 9th Street, Chester, PA 19013 as well as 2312 West 3rd Street, Chester, PA 19013, phone 610-494-7137
All locations of this non-profit offer home delivered meals to seniors and homebound as well as they run a food pantry/thrift store.

Community Outreach Project, Life Center of Eastern Delaware Valley
Main address is 6310 Market Street
Upper Darby, PA 19082
Call 610-734-5770
Assistance programs include Thanksgiving and Christmas meals, groceries, dairy, meat, and even free infant formula for single moms.

Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry, Prospect Hill Baptist Church
Location of church food pantry 703 Lincoln Avenue
Prospect Park, PA 19076
Telephone - 610-532-9000
An emergency food bank is on site. Pasta, soup, cereal, dairy, and other items may be offered.







Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance (MANNA), The Steven Korman Nutrition Center
2323 Ranstead Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Call 215-496-2662 or Toll Free - 1-866-626-6209 for information on food distribution.

Mt. Zion CME Church
Located at the corner of Felton & Orange Avenue
Darby Township, PA 19036
Phone 610-586-5549

Episcopal Place Park Row
421 W. 24th St
Upland PA 19013
Phone: 610-872-0100

Neighbor to Neighbor CDC
814 Clifton Avenue
Sharon Hill, PA 19079
Partners with First African Baptist Church.

New Jerusalem Food Center
Main address 3rd & Jeffrey Streets
Chester, PA 19013
Phone number 610-859-9188

New Life Baptist Church
Location - 217 Chestnut Street
Darby, PA 19023
Telephone number - 484-494-4280
This church may be able to provide breads, fresh meals, and information on shelter and other needs.

Nutritional Development Services
Food bank address is 111 South 38th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 895-3470, 1-800-311-2727

Philabundance of 3616 South Galloway Street is based in Philadelphia, PA 19148. This service is operated locally from Delaware County Housing Authority, Kinder Park Community Center, 1825 Constitution Avenue, Woodlyn, Pennsylvania 19094. Or you can stop by Christ Lutheran Church, 240 Walnut Street, Upper Darby, PA 19082, Office: 215-339-0900.
Phone numbers to dial include Food Help Line: 1-800-319-(3663) or 215-220-1920. Aid distributed in an emergency includes Food Boxes to hold a family over until longer term solutions are found. Food, groceries, and meals can be provided for a few day supply. They also run the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), which can provide low-income women and seniors with children with boxes of USDA government donated food.

Salvation Army runs a number of social services, include clothing closet, food pantry, emergency financial aid for housing, and more. There is also a thrift store, applications to SNAP food stamps, and much more. Locations are 151 West 15th Street, Chester, PA 19013, 610-874-4266 as well as 22 North 9th Street, Darby, Pennsylvania 19023, dial 610-583-3720. More on Salvation Army in Delaware County.





Self-Help and Resource Exchange (SHARE)
2901 W. Hunting Park Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19129
215-223-2220 or Toll Free: 1-800-595-3663

Delaware County Assistance Office runs the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which was formerly the Food Stamp Program.
701 Crosby St. Suite A
Chester, Pennsylvania 19013-6043
This is the federal government subsidized food assistance programs, and was intended to supplement the nutritional needs of the low income.

St. Daniel’s United Methodist Church
Location is 315 Edward Street
Chester, Pennsylvania 19013
Dial 610-876-8152

True Vine Missionary Full Gospel Baptist Church
Main address is 700 Morton Avenue
Chester, Pennsylvania 19013

St. Katharine Drexel
Food bank address - 1408 West 2nd Street
Chester, PA 19013

St. Mark’s United Methodist Church
Location is 2220 South Sproul Road
Broomall, Pennsylvania 19008
Call the church at 610-325-0130

Better Living Center
501 Yarnall Street
Chester Pennsylvania 19013
Phone: 610-804-6128
Programs range from a soup kitchen to free pantry.

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
Address: 7th & Edwards Streets
Chester, PA 19013
A food pantry has many items. There are fresh produce supplies, canned groceries, paper products, and other goods.

St. Paul’s CME Church
1007 West 3rd Street
Chester, Pennsylvania 19013
Telephone number is 610-874-9966
The soup kitchen and food bank may have Dried Beans, Canned Vegetables, Boxed or Canned Juices, and serve dinners too.

Thomas M. Thomas Memorial Presbyterian Church
1414 West 3rd Street
Chester, PA 19013
Phone number is 610-874-3424

Upland Baptist Church
Location is 325 Main Street
Upland, Pennsylvania 19015
Telephone number is 610-874-7474





Upper Darby Food Center Calvary Presbyterian Church
Address: 7766 Wayne Avenue
Upper Darby, PA 19082
Call 610-853-2481
Distributes food, meals, and maybe other aid, like clothes, winter coats, or holiday meals and gifts to families with children.

West Peniel Recovery Center
215 West Parker Street
Chester, Pennsylvania 19023
Telephone number is 610-874-1060

Additional free food programs near you in Delaware County

The regional Feeding America affiliate also serves Delaware County. The main phone number is 215.339.0900. Residents can learn about benefits including Summer Food Service Program, WIC - Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, school lunches, and much more. There are also other free food pantries as well as soup kitchens.


By Jon McNamara














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