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.