Meaningful Meals

The Fund for the School District of Philadelphia (The Fund) and the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation launched the 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 City of Philadelphia’s Food Distribution. Visit phila.gov/food to find additional food near you.

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 10 pound boxes of produce. All boxes are

– Fresh
– Seasonal
– and Free!

First come, First serve. Food distribution will occur once a month with drive- and walk-up access. No identification is required! Please wear a mask.

Check back soon for additional locations.

1st Thursday of the Month
Time: During student drop-off
6701 N 13th Street
Front Entrance of School

January 6
February 3
March 3
April 7
May 5

3rd Thursday of the month
Time: During Student Drop-off (7:45am)
238 E Wyoming Ave
Main school entrance

December 16
January 20
February 17
March 17
April 21
May 19

4th Tuesday of the month
Time: During Student Drop-off
2230 S 8th Street

Main school entrance

February 22
March 22
April 26
May 24

4th Wednesday of the month
Time: During Student Dismissal (2:00pm)
1900 S 3rd Street
Side of Building

December 22
January 26
February 23
March 23
April 27
May 25

2nd Tuesday of the month
Time: During Student Drop-off (8:30am)
400 W Porter St.
Main Entrance

December 14
January 11
February 8
March 8
April 5
May 10

2nd Wednesday of the Month
Time: During school dismissal
2600 W Thompson Street
In the School Yard

January 12
February 9
March 9
April 7
May 11

2nd Tuesday of the Month
Time: During student dismissal 
4600 W Girard Ave
Side of the School

January 11
February 8
March 8
April 5
May 10

1st Wednesday of the Month
Time: During school dismissal
7001 Horrocks Street
Corner of Tyson and Horrocks

December 8
January 5
February 2
March 2
April 6
May 4

2nd Friday of the month
Time: During student drop-off (8:00am)

2498 W Diamond St
Main school entrance

December 10
January 14
February 11
March 11
April 8
May 13

4th Wednesday of the month
Time During student drop-off (7:30am)
1800 Cottman Ave
Main entrance

December 22
January 26
February 23
March 23
April 27
May 25

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

Click here for more recipe ideas.

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.