For too many kids, summer is the hungriest time of the year, with no access to free and reduced-price meals at school.
To address this problem, Philabundance is launching Let’s Eat, a program to ensure that thousands of children will have access to fresh, healthy meals. Philabundance will distribute 2,000 meal kits per week (totaling more than 125,000 meals!) from mid-June to early August. The goal is to provide families with fresh produce and shelf-stable products to make 16 unique, nutritious, and culturally relevant recipes that allow families to cook and eat together. The meal kits will include high-quality ingredients and recipes created by local and acclaimed chefs like Rosemarie Tran (Melograno, L’anima, Fraschetta), Marc Vetri (Vetri Cucina, Vetri Foundation), and Ellen Yin (Fork, High Street). Meal kits will be distributed at 20 locations, one of which is our own Family Promise Food Pantry!
We’re grateful for our partnership with Philabundance, but it’s the donations from individuals in the community that keep us going day to day. Thank you for your generosity as we work together to ensure that everyone in our community has the food they need! If you’d like to make a donation to the pantry, here are the items we’re looking for:
Coffee and tea
Baking items: mixes, oils, cooking spray, icing, sugar, flour, etc.
Peanut butter and jelly
Smucker’s Goober peanut butter and jelly
Tomato sauce and tomato products: diced, crushed, stewed, etc.
Canned pasta: Chef Boyardee, SpaghettiOs, etc.
Granola and cereal bars
Pancake mix and syrup
Macaroni and cheese
Boxes and/or packets of potatoes
Sweet and salty snacks: crackers, cookies, trail mix, chips, etc.
Condiments: mustard, ketchup, mayonnaise, barbecue sauce
Canned fruit and vegetables
Juice bottles or boxes
Diapers and wipes
Paper products: toilet paper, paper towels, tissues
Hand and bar soap
Shampoo and conditioner
Large brown grocery bags
The pantry is located at 2801 Woodland Road, Roslyn, on the campus of Salem Baptist Church.
Donations are accepted on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 10 am to 1 pm. Please ensure that all items have labels, are within the expiration date, and are properly sealed.
Food distribution occurs on Mondays from 5:30 to 7:30 pm and Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 10 am to 1 pm.
Contact the pantry at 267.318.0607 or firstname.lastname@example.org.