Philadelphia’s one-stop shop to find free food across the city during COVID-19 (


The new website from the city features a map of all locations and other criteria for certain sites.

The new website, which lives at, offers not only a map of all the food sites across Philadelphia, but also has a breakdown of who can go to each one. 

There are four categories of food distribution centers in the city: standard sites, student meal sites, senior meal sites and outdoor sites. 

The standard sites and outdoor sites are eligible for any resident to attend to get one box of food per household and are open two days a week (Mondays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.). Depending on the day, food boxes contain either non-perishable items or fresh produce. 

The outdoor sites are also eligible for any resident to attend, but have different hours, also listed on the city’s new website, and amount to one meal rather than a box of food.  

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