Nutritional Development Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will host a “Farmers to Families” food box distribution on Saturday, Jan. 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to benefit individuals and families facing food insecurity stemming from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The event will be held at the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center’s parking lot at 222 North 17th Street in Philadelphia. It features contactless drive-through distribution following all social distancing guidelines.

No registration, ID, or qualifications are required. Cars are asked to pull into the entrance of the parking lot located on 17th Street and exit onto 18th street.


NDS will distribute approximately 1,000 free, pre-packaged food boxes containing nourishing produce, meat and dairy products. Recipients also will receive a gallon of milk.

The distribution is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s “Farmers to Families” Food Box Program.

NDS will also provide free student meal boxes containing seven breakfasts and seven lunches along with milk for children and youth who are attending school virtually and not receiving school meals, and those who cannot get to an NDS-sponsored meal site during the week.

Learn more about NDS’s 40-year mission to feed needy persons in the Philadelphia Archdiocese through the federally funded Child Nutrition programs and through the privately supported Community Food Program, and more, at