Meaningful Meals

The Fund for the School District of Philadelphia (The Fund) has been awarded $100,000 by the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation to launch the new Meaningful Meals program to provide Philadelphia families in low-income neighborhoods with boxes of healthy food. Families can pick up boxes of food at the schools listed below at the designated dates and times. Click on the school for details. The Meaningful Meals program is separate from the District’s Grab & Go meals program. Grab & Go meals remain available for pick up on Fridays. Visit the Grab & Go website for more information on the Friday Grab & Go meal service.

Meaningful Meals site selection is based on equitable distribution to maximize student reach and prioritize areas of the city with the most need. The program will begin at the following schools (click the school for pick-up dates and hours at that location):

Come pick up 20 pound boxes of free food!

Each box includes:
10 pounds of fruits and vegetables
5 pounds of meat
5 pounds of dairy

Food distribution will occur every two weeks with drive- and walk-up access. No identification is required! Please wear a mask.

1st and 3rd Tuesday
Time: 3:15pm – 4pm
80th St & Thouron St.
Main entrance on Thouron St.

November 17
December 1
December 15
January 5
January 19
February 2
February 16
March 2
March 16
April 6
April 20
May 4
May 18

2nd and 4th Monday
Time: 3:30-4:30
9th St. & Mifflin St.
Main school entrance on S. 9th St.

November 9
November 23 (RCC)
December 14
December 28 (winter recess)
January 11
January 25
February 8
February 22
March 8
March 22
April 12
April 26
May 10
May 24

2nd and 4th Tuesday
Time: 12pm – 1 pm
22nd St. & Moore St.
Main school entrance on Moore St. 

November 12
Wednesday, November 25 (thanksgiving holiday)
December 10
Wednesday, December 23 (winter break)
January 14
January 28
February 11
February 25
March 11
March 25
April 15
April 29
May 13 (schools closed)
May 27

2nd and 4th Tuesday
Time 3:15 pm – 4 pm
70th St. & Buist
Main entrance on 70th St. 

November 10
November 24 (RCC)
December 8
December 22
January 12
January 26
February 9
February 23
March 9
March 23
April 13
April 27
May 11
May 25

1st & 3rd Wednesday
Time: 12pm – 1pm
54th St & Lancaster Ave
Main school entrance on N. 54th St.

November 18
December 2
December 16
January 6
January 20
February 3
February 17
March 3
March 17
April 7
April 21
May 5
May 19

2nd & 4th Wednesday
Time: 3 pm – 3:45 pm
4th St. & Diamond St
Susquehanna Avenue next to the school yard gate

November 11
November 25
December 9
December 23
January 13
January 27
February 10
February 24
March 10
March 24
April 14
April 28
May 12
May 26

1 & 3rd Thursday
Time: 2:30 pm  – 3:30 pm
24th St. & Diamond St
Main school entrance on W. Diamond St.

November 19
December 3
December 17
January 7
January 21
February 4
February 18
March 4
March 18
April 8
April 22
May 6
May 20

Families will also have the opportunity to sign up for a five-session series of virtual cooking classes to create healthy and delicious meals with their food boxes. Check back soon for more details!

Check out what our Eat Right Philly team created with their food boxes:

Tex Mex Stuffed Baked Potato

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Eat Right Philly Logo

The Meaningful Meals program was made possible through a donation by the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation, in partnership with The Fund, Eat Right Philly, and the Share Food Program as a participant in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farmers to Families Food Boxes Program.