St. Peter’s Food Cupboard
In 1987, someone knocked on the doors of St. Peter’s Church and asked for food. This simple question sparked the creation of the St. Peter’s Food Cupboard, which now serves an average of 180 families each week. Learn more about St. Peter’s Food Cupboard by watching this 3-minute video:
Thank you to The PHILO Project for producing this video.
We believe that no one should go hungry, and we make food available at no cost to our clients. Every week we have the opportunity to directly impact our neighbors in need. The Food Cupboard can be relied upon without fail thanks to our volunteers, donors, and everyone who pitches in to make a difference.
About the Food Cupboard
The Food Cupboard (located at the St. Peter’s Parish House at 313 Pine Street) is managed by more than 100 volunteers from the church, neighborhood, and community. Individuals as well as groups from universities, youth groups, and schools are welcome. Some jobs require heavy lifting, but others do not.
On Tuesdays from 4-5 p.m. and Thursdays from 5-6 p.m., volunteers gather to unpack, sort, organize, and store pallets of food we receive from Philabundance. On Saturdays, volunteers arrive at 7:45 a.m. to help prepare the food for our clients, and then serve food and operate the Food Cupboard from 8-10 a.m. There are also volunteer opportunities for Mandarin and Cantonese interpreters.
Mobile Food Cupboard
In 2016, the St. Peter’s Food Cupboard purchased a van that allows us to deliver food to under-served neighborhoods in our city. We have partnerships with the St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church (in the Feltonville neighborhood of North Philadelphia) and St. Simon the Cyrenian Church (in the Point Breeze neighborhood of South Philadelphia). Volunteers are needed most Saturdays from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and can ride to and from the distribution sites in the van.
How to Volunteer:
Please fill out the online form below, and an e-mail will be immediately sent to you with links to volunteer.
Support the Food Cupboard
The Food Cupboard is always in need of donations and food. Click the Donate button to support our efforts. The Food Cupboard is a United Way Agency. Our donor number is 5490. Thank you!