The Center for Hunger-Free Communities

Solutions Based on Science and the Human Experience

Emergency Food Assistance

Emergency food assistance is food that is typically distributed through food pantries, food banks, and soup kitchens.  Emergency food assistance provides groceries and/or hot meals to those in need at various locations, but supply is variable and distributers are often unable to meet the demand, especially given that more people are in need of food during these current economic conditions. Experts agree that emergency food assistance cannot be expected to fill the shortcomings of the food stamp allotment.  See the Hunger Coalition website for a list of emergency food providers in Philadelphia. 

I have a job and I’m barely making it, so imagine how many people walking around hungry, with a smile, trying to fake it.


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