Food Drive 2017

Food Drive June 3rd, 2017

How, When & Where

Purchase groceries at participating grocery stores (listed below) and leave them with the collection crew.

  • Date: Saturday June 3rd
  • Time: 9 am – 12 pm
  • Locations:  please contact Manny Mercer to find out which stores a participating
    • email:
    • phone: 215-242-2055, ext. 24

Suggested Items

Our greatest need is for the first three items.  No glass containers, please. Be sure to check expiration dates.

  • Canned low-fructose fruit
  • Canned low-sodium vegetables
  • Canned tuna, salmon, chicken, or chili
  • Canned beans or 1 lb. bag dried beans
  • Canned potatoes
  • Cold cereal
  • Hot cereal
  • Shelf-stable milk
  • Olive and canola oil (plastic container)
  • Herbs and spices (plastic container)
  • Honey (plastic container)

Thank you for filling the shelves of your hungry neighbors in need!

A ministry of your local Episcopal Churches.

  • For kids who rely on school meals, summer can be the hardest time of year.
  • Hunger affects minority populations, 18%  Black and 25% Latino,  more than whites, 14%.
  • Food insecure people are 30% more likely to be hospitalized and 2x as likely to require mental health services.
  • 36% of children and 6% of seniors in are considered “food insecure.”
  • 1 in 4 Philadelphians live at or below the poverty line, which the federal government defines as an annual income of $24,300 for a family of 4.
  • Philadelphia’s poverty level is about 26%