Looking for great nutritional resources in Philadelphia for little or no cost? Check out some of the great resources outlined below.
Good and Cheap is a collection of recipes for people with limited incomes, particularly for those on a $4/day food budget or receiving nutrition assistance via SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). Download a copy of the free cook book here.
There are more than 1,000 in places in Philadelphia that serve free meals and snacks to youth ages 18 and under. There are no income requirements, ID or registration in qualifying areas. To find your nearest meal site:
An additional map of Philly Summer Meal sites along with: dates that the site will be open, hours that meals are served, and days of operation is available here.
There are many free meal resources available in Philadelphia for people of all ages. The Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger offers a list of resources including:
Additionally, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly referred to as food stamps) offers nutrition assistance to eligible, low-income individuals and families in need of groceries. To see if you qualify to receive SNAP benefits and to apply for benefits, the following options are available to you: