Emergency Assistance


Friends in Supply Help (FISH)

FISH provides food to more than 900 individuals annually.

North Light Community Center’s Community Food Cupboard provides varied nutrition to constituents who depend on our program to supplement and sustain their households.

Through FISH we distribute nonperishable food, vouchers to local supermarkets, and fresh produce to families who need it most.

Through a partnership with ShopRite and Philabundance, we access the Greater Philadelphia Food Bank. Whole Foods Market in Plymouth Meeting supplies produce and baked goods twice a week as a member of the Philabundance “Grocers Against Hunger” program. We also receive support from over 20 faith-based organizations, schools, Villanova University, businesses and individuals.

Fresh-grown produce from our Teens 4 Good urban farm and a collaboration with the Church of Saint Asaph through “Share the Harvest” increase the amount of fresh produce provided to FISH participants. City Harvest helps community residents learn how to prepare nourishing recipes.

The food cupboard is open for food distribution on:
Mondays from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Fridays from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Doors open to sign in at 12 noon.

The food cupboard program has been made possible in part by a grant from the Lincoln Financial Foundation.

Support is also provided by Citizens Bank, the Pierce Family Foundation and Mellon Mid-Atlantic Charitable Trust.

Community Utility and Fuel Fund (CUFF)
We provide direct assistance to individuals who need help paying utility and gas
bills, and help families access additional aid from programs such as LIHEAP, the
Philadelphia Crisis Fund and the Utility Emergency Services Fund.

Holiday Assistance
We partner with individuals, businesses and other organizations to provide holiday gifts and meals to neighborhood families and homebound seniors.

175 Green Lane Philadelphia, PA 19127
P 215.483.4800 : F 215.483.6728
info@northlightcommunitycenter.org