The pandemic has reinforced and exacerbated many of the inequities in our society. Long before COVID-19 swept through the city, Philadelphia community organizations worked to serve residents in need, but the situation is more challenging now. At the same time, many Philadelphians are wondering, “How can I help?” One way is by supporting the local food system.
The sheer amount of need in this time of crisis is staggering, but there are opportunities for individuals to have an impact. Around the country, mutual aid groups have formed to keep neighbors fed and deliver groceries to people at risk; new and established groups are showing up to give out food; and citizens are volunteering with food banks and pantries.
Eater Philly has collected and organized resources for where to give, what to give, and how to volunteer in and around the Philadelphia area.
Editors have done their best to vet the organizations and opportunities included in the guide, but it’s worth reaching out directly for more information, using the links provided.
Do you have a food organization or food-related project that you’d like to submit? Email the information to Eater Philly.
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