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 & 3rd Monday
Time: 12:00 pm  – 1:00 pm
3001 W Berks St.
Main school entrance on Berks St.

May 3
May 17

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

May 4
May 18

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

May 5
May 19

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

May 13 (schools closed)
May 27

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

May 12
May 26

2nd & 4th Thursday
Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm
1600 N 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19121
On Gratz St between Cecil B Moore and Oxford next to the Meade school yard

May 13 (schools closed)
May 27

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

May 11
May 25

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

May 10
May 24

1st & 3rd Thursday
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
400 W Porter St.
Distribution will be on 4th Street

May 6
May 20

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

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.