City, School District, and Charters Announce Changes in Free Student Meal Distribution Sites

Posted on March 20, 2020
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PHILADELPHIA – In light of the City and State emergency closures, the City, School District of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Housing Authority and several charter schools have created a new list of schools and community sites that are distribution points for student meals. These additions also come with changes to the days in which meals will be available for distribution.

School meal sites and schedules will change beginning Monday, March 23. In addition, Parks & Recreation sites are no longer distributing student meals beginning March 23.

All meal sites will continue to be open from 9 a.m. until noon, but the locations and frequency of distribution are changed. Revisions to the meals distribution program include:

  • School District sites (49 total) will be open Mondays and Thursdays only. Families can pick up three grab-and-go bags per student/child on these days.
    School District sites will continue to make available the K-12 Learning Guides, optional resources to help reduce learning regression while students are out of school due to efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19 throughout the Philadelphia region.
  • Charter school sites (25 total) are also open from 9 a.m. until noon. Families are encouraged to check the charter schools websites for days of meal distribution.
  • Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) community centers (6 total) are also open from 9 a.m. until noon. Families are encouraged to visit for days of meal distribution.
    The following 80 schools and Philadelphia Housing Authority locations are distributing meals, beginning March 23, 2020:

District schools open Mondays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. – noon.

Families will receive six meals per student—3 breakfasts and 3 lunches

Address (Zip)

Baldi Middle School
8801 Verree Rd (19115)

Barry, John Elementary School
5900 Race St (19139)

Barton School
4600 Rosehill St (19120)

Bartram, John High School
2401 S 67th St (19142)

Bethune, Mary McLeod School
3301 Old York Rd (19140)

CAPA (Philadelphia H.S. for Creative and Performing Arts)
901 S Broad St (19147)

Clemente, Roberto Middle School
122 W Erie Ave (19140)

Comegys, Benjamin B. School
5100 Greenway Ave (19143)

Conwell, Russell Middle School
1849 E Clearfield St (19134)

Cooke, Jay Elementary School
1300 W Louden St (19141)

Cramp, William School
3449 N Mascher St (19140)

De Burgos, J. Elementary School
401 W Lehigh Ave (19133)

Decatur, Stephen School
3500 Academy Rd (19154)

Duckrey, Tanner School
1501 W Diamond St (19121)

Edison, Thomas A. High School
151 W Luzerne St (19140)

Fels, Samuel High School
5500 Langdon St (19124)

Finletter, Thomas K. School
6100 N Front St (19120)

Fitzpatrick, A. L. School
11061 Knights Rd (19154)

Frankford High School
5000 Oxford Ave (19124)

Franklin Learning Center
616 N 15th St (19130)

Franklin, Benjamin School
5737 Rising Sun Ave (19120)

Furness, Horace High School
1900 S 3rd St (19148)

Hackett, Horatio B. School
2161 E York St (19125)

Harding, Warren G. Middle School
2000 Wakeling St (19124)

Hunter, William H. School
2400 N Front St (19133)

Juniata Park Academy
801 E Hunting Park Ave (19124)

Kelly, John B. School
5116 Pulaski Ave (19144)

Kensington CAPA
1901 N Front St (19122)

King, Martin Luther High School
6100 Stenton Ave (19138)

Lawton, Henry W. School
6101 Jackson St (19135)

Lincoln, Abraham High School
3201 Ryan Ave (19136)

Loesche, William H. School
595 Tomlinson Rd (19116)

Marshall, Thurgood School
5120 N 6th St (19120)

Mayfair School
3001 Princeton Ave (19149)

Muñoz Marín, Hon Luis School
3300 N 3rd St (19140)

Northeast High School
1601 Cottman Ave (19111)

One Bright Ray Mansion
3133 Ridge Ave (19132)

Overbrook Educational Center
6722 Lansdowne Ave (19151)

Philadelphia Learning Academy‐South
4300 Westminster Ave (19104)

Rhodes Elementary School
2900 W Clearfield St (19132)

Roosevelt Elementary School
430 E Washington Ln (19144)

Roxborough High School
6498 Ridge Ave (19128)

Sayre, William L. High School
5800 Walnut St (19139)

South Philadelphia High School

2101 S Broad St (19148)

Wagner, Gen. Louis Middle School
1701 Chelten Ave (19126)

Washington, Grover Jr. Middle School
201 E Olney Ave (19120)

Webster, John H. School
3400 Frankford Ave (19134)

West Philadelphia High School
4901 Chestnut St (19139)

Ziegler, William H. School
5935 Saul St (19149)
Charter school locations open on varying days from 9 a.m. to noon. (contact schools or visit their websites for exact days):

Charter School
Address (Zip)

Aspira Charter – Stetson
3200 B St (19134)

Aspira Olney Charter High
100 W Duncannon Ave (19120)

Lindley Academy Charter – Birney
900 Lindley Ave (19141)

Mariana Bracetti Academy
1840 Torresdale Ave (19124)

Mastery Charter – Cleveland
3701 N 19th St (19140)

Mastery Charter – Clymer
1201 W Rush St (19133)

Mastery Charter – Gratz High
1798 W Hunting Park Ave (19140)

Mastery Charter – Hardy Williams
5400 Warrington Ave (19143)

Mastery Charter – Harrity
5601 Christian St (19143)

Mastery Charter ‐ Lenfest Campus
35 S 4th St (19106)

Mastery Charter – Mann
5376 W Berks St (19131)

Mastery Charter – Pastorius
5650 Sprague St (19138)

Mastery Charter – Pickett
5700 Wayne Ave (19144)

Mastery Charter ‐ Shoemaker
5301 Media St (19131)

Mastery Charter – Smedley
1790 Bridge St (19124)

Mastery Charter ‐ Thomas Campus
927 Johnston St (19148)

Mastery Charter – Wister
67 E Bringhurst St (19144)

Mastery Prep Elementary Charter

1801 W Pike St (19140)

Philadelphia Montessori Charter
2227 Island Ave (19142)

Richard Allen Prep
2601 S 58th St (19143)

Universal Audenried Charter
3301 Tasker St (19145)

Universal Charter – Bluford
5720 Media St (19131)

Universal Charter – Daroff
5630 Vine St (19139)

Universal Creighton Charter
5401 Tabor Ave (19120)

Universal Vare Charter
2100 S 24th St (19145)

The Philadelphia Housing Authority has six community centers open for “grab-and-go” meals for breakfast and lunch from Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon beginning on March 23.

PHA Community Center
Address (Zip)

Abbottsford Homes
3226 McMichael Street (19129)

Bartram Village
5404 Gibson Drive (19143)

John F Street Center
1100 Poplar Street (19123)

Raymond Rosen Homes
2301 W. Edgley Street (19121)

Westpark Apartments
300 N. Busti Street (19104)

Wilson Park
2500 Jackson Street (19145)

A list and interactive map of the 80 sites are available on

“We realize the important role the District plays in keeping the safety net intact for our students and we will continue to encourage families to visit these meal distribution sites,” said Superintendent William R. Hite, Jr., Ed.D. “We are also ensuring that our Learning Guides will be available at each school site because we remain committed to  supporting our families during this difficult time and urge them to take advantage of any and all resources provided throughout the city.”

Deputy Mayor Cynthia Figueroa said, “Making sure children and youth have access to meals is critical especially at this time. Just this week, over 18,000 children received 42,365 meals at all of our sites citywide. It’s one way we can take care of each other, and we’re thankful for the many staff who have worked together to make sure kids have access to meals while schools are closed.

Meal and activity sites were selected based on neighborhood needs, size of facilities, and a desire to be geographically spread throughout the city.

Please note that beginning March 23, recreation centers will no longer distribute student meals.

Health Dept. update: Philadelphia Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley today announced 23 additional presumptive confirmed cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Philadelphia. That brings the number of confirmed cases to 67.

Business owners or managers who have questions about restrictions can email Residents or employees who believe a business is in violation of these restrictions are urged to contact 311. Restaurants may provide food through online, delivery, pickup, or walk-in ordering only. Dine-in service is strictly prohibited. The City has posted a list of available resources to help businesses impacted by the closures.

Resources for workers have been added to the page. The blog post will be updated with additional resources as they become available. The post includes a survey for workers affected by COVID-19 to gain more information about the impact.

Residents with questions can call the Greater Philadelphia Coronavirus Helpline at 1800-722-7112. The Helpline, free and available 24/7, is staffed by trained healthcare providers and is for anyone in the Greater Philadelphia area, including the public and help answer all of their questions about the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Residents can get COVID-19 updates sent to their phones. Text COVIDPHL to 888-777 to receive free alerts with information and updates from the Health Department. Information is also being updated daily on the Philadelphia Department of Public Health’s webpage

Notes to media: Starting Saturday, March 21, 2020, the daily 1:00 p.m. press briefings will move to a virtual platform Zoom. Virtual press conferences allow safe social distancing as advised by the CDC. Members of the media will be able to ask questions through Zoom during the Q&A portion of the briefing.

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These updates will continue to be live-streamed via the Department of Public Health’s Twitter (@PHLPublicHealth) and Facebook accounts, and broadcast on PHLGovTV, Comcast channels 64 and 1164, and Verizon channels 40 and 41.

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