Summer Nutrition in Philadelphia

Looking for great nutritional resources in Philadelphia for little or no cost? Check out some of the great resources outlined below.

Good and Cheap


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.







Free Summer Meals for Kids & Teens in Philadelphia  
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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:

  • Call the toll-free Philly Summer Meals Hotline at 1-855-252-MEAL
  • Text “MealPA” to 877877
  • Visit for an interactive map of meal site locations

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.

Free Meals in Philadelphia

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:

    • Call the SNAP Hotline at 215-430-0556: Residents of Bucks, Chester, and Philadelphia counties can apply for SNAP benefits by phone. Hotline counselors are available Monday-Friday (9am-5pm)
  • BenePhilly Centers offer free one-on-one professional support to help Philadelphians enroll in benefits. To find a BenePhilly Center near you, call 844-848-4376 to schedule an appointment. If you are located in Center City, schedule an appointment at Philadelphia FIGHT (1233 Locust Street, 3rd Floor). Cayden Halligan, Care and Outreach Librarian of the AIDS Library is available to help you from 9am-5pm.
  • Text “SNAP” to 84700
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