Food Cupboard

Food Cupboard is closed effective immediately due to the rise of identified cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in our area. There will be no food distribution on Saturdays or volunteer work during the week, to protect our clients and volunteers, many of whom are over 60 or at increased risk for infection. Food Cupboard will be closed through April 11, at which time we will reevaluate the coronavirus situation and decide whether it is safe to reopen. Please click here to read the full message from the Rev. Claire Nevin-Field for more information.

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.

We believe that no one should go hungry, and we make food available at no cost. The Food Cupboard (located 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.

If you are a group of more than 5 people, or if you’d like more information about the Food Cupboard, please contact the Food Cupboard Manager Ben Bookman at foodcupboard@stpetersphila.org.

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Sign up to volunteer Thursday afternoons: On Thursdays from 4:30-6 p.m., volunteers are needed to unpack, sort, organize, and store pallets of food we receive from Philabundance.
  • Sign up to volunteer Saturday mornings: On Saturdays, volunteers work from 7:45 a.m. till 10 a.m. They help prepare the food for our clients, and then serve food and operate the Food Cupboard. There are also volunteer opportunities for Mandarin and Cantonese interpreters.
  • Sign up to volunteer with our Mobile Cupboard: On Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. we use a van to deliver food to under-served neighborhoods in our city, at St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church in Feltonville. Volunteers ride to and from the distribution sites in the van.

Sign Up for the Food Cupboard newsletter

You will receive e-mails about once a month with news, updates, and volunteer opportunities from the St. Peter’s Food Cupboard.

The St. Peter’s Food Cupboard is always in need of donations. To arrange for a donation of food, please contact Food Cupboard Manager Ben Bookman at foodcupboard@stpetersphila.org. To make a monetary donation, click the donate button. Your donation is appreciated and will be put to great use feeding our neighbors.

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