Free Meals For Children While Schools Are Closed

VIDEO: The School District of Philadelphia has announced the sites where free meals will be provided to youth. The details are HERE:

Find free meals for students while schools are closed

March 14, 2020Sarah ReyesOffice of Children and Families,Philadelphia Parks & Recreation,Office of the Mayor

Last updated:March 14, 2020

This page will be updated with new information as it becomes available. Check back frequently.

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All schools within the School District of Philadelphia will be closed, Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 27, 2020.

The District is coordinating with the City’s Office of Children and Families, Parks & Recreation, and many other departments and nonprofit partners to provide meal service and activities in safe spaces throughout the city.

Where to find meals during the week 

Up to two shelf-stable meals for youth are available at these schools Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. – noon:

School Meal Site

Address (zip code)

Dr. Ethel Allen School

3200 W. Lehigh Avenue (19132)

Add B. Anderson School

1034 S. 60th Street (19143)

John Barry Elementary School

5900 Race Street (19139)

Mary McLeod Bethune School

3301 Old York Road (19140)

Cayuga School

4344-4358 N. 5th Street (19140)

Jay Cooke Elementary School

1300 W. Louden Street (19141)

William Cramp School

3449 N. Mascher Street (19140)

A.L. Fitzpatrick School

11061 Knights Road (19154)

Benjamin Franklin School

5737 Rising Sun Avenue (19120)

Edward Gideon School

2817 W. Glenwood Avenue (19121)

Andrew Hamilton School

5640 Spruce Street (19139)

William H. Hunter School

2400 N. Front Street (19133)

John B. Kelly School

5116 Pulaski Street (19144)

Martin Luther King High School

6100 Stenton Avenue (19138)

Alain Locke School

4550 Haverford Avenue (19139)

William H. Loesche School

595 Tomlinson Road (19116)

William C. Longstreth School

5700 Willows Avenue (19143)

James R. Ludlow School

550 W. Master Street (19122)

Mayfair School

3001 Princeton Avenue (19149)

Delaplaine McDaniel School

1801 S. 22nd Street (19145)

General George G. Meade School

1600 N. 18th Street (19121)

James Rhoads School

4901 Parrish Street (19139)

Roxborough High School

6498 Ridge Avenue (19128)

George Sharswood School

2300 S. 2nd Street (19148)

Solomon Solis-Cohen School

7001 Horrocks Street (19149)

Allen M. Stearne School

1655 Unity Street (19124)

James J. Sullivan School

5300 Ditman Street (19124)

Tilden Middle School

6601 Elmwood Avenue (19142)

Vare-Washington Elementary School

1198 S. 5th Street (19147)

John H. Webster School

3400 Frankford Avenue (19134)

Essential personnel including a school police officer and other support staff will be on-site to distribute meals to students and families. 

Note:we’re working with our nonprofit partners to identify food pantries and meal sites that are open on weekends. Check back for updates.

Parks and Recreation Sites

50 recreation centers will remain open from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. to provide meals to children 18 and under. Six older adult centers will also remain open.Click here to see the full list of recreation centers that will remain open.

View an interactive map of meal sites and safe spaces

Learn more about what recreation centers are open during this time.

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