Meaningful Meals – FREE Healthy Food Boxes for Families! & Virtual Cooking Classes

Posted by School District of Philadelphia on December 8, 2020

The Fund for the School District of Philadelphia has been awarded $100,000 by the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation to launch the new Meaningful Meals program to provide Philadelphia families in low-income neighborhoods with boxes of healthy food. The Meaningful Meals program is separate from the District’s Grab & Go meals program and the City of Philadelphia’s Food Distribution Sites.

Families will be able to pick up 20-pound food boxes of food – 10 pounds of fruits and vegetables, 5 pounds of meat, and 5 pounds of dairy. Food distribution will occur every two weeks with drive- and walk-up access. No identification is required! Please wear a mask.

Families can also sign up for a five-session series of virtual cooking classes to create healthy and delicious meals with their food boxes. The Meaningful Meals website also has recipes for your family to cook together.

Boxes are currently available at the following schools:
  • Franklin S. Edmonds – Northwest Philadelphia
  • Southwark – South Philadelphia
  • Delaplaine McDaniel – South Philadelphia
  • John M Patterson – Southwest Philadelphia
  • Edward Heston – West Philadelphia
  • William McKinley – North Philadelphia
  • William Dick – North Philadelphia
Visit the Meaningful Meals website for location pickup dates and times.

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