Emergency Assistance

Emergency Assistance

Food Pantry

We provide both fresh and nonperishable food, as well as other grocery related items available to food insecure households. We seek to provide nutritional foods to constituents who depend on our program to supplement and sustain their households.

Through a partnership with Philabundance, with funding form ShopRite, North Light has access to the Greater Philadelphia Food Bank. Through the Grocers Against Hunger program, Acme (Roxborough), Target (City Line) and Whole Foods Market (Plymouth Meeting) supply a wide variety of fresh foods and grocery items twice each week. Non-perishable items are donated from food drives from over 100 distinct individuals and organizations including schools, churches, and businesses.

Food is distributed at 10:30AM on Mondays and Fridays. Verification of address and income via the Food Pantry Application are required at initial intake and renewed annually. Please download the application below and send to Shontell at smoman@northlightcommunitycenter.org.

North Light also provides a monthly box of non-perishables. Items can include canned goods, cereals, condiments, pastas, household items, etc.

Donations to the food cupboard are needed and appreciated and can be dropped off at North Light, Monday to Friday, during regular business hours. Due to COVID-19, we ask that you call 215-483-4800 to schedule a time.

We are looking for volunteers for our food pantry!

If interested, please contact Shontell at smoman@northlightcommunitycenter.org.

Monday pickup from Target on City Avenue. All items need to be at North Light by 10:30AM. You must be able to lift at least 50lbs or have assistance. Large vehicle is preferred!
Friday pickup from Whole Foods Plymouth Meeting. All food must be at North Light by 10AM.
Friday pickup from ACME on Ridge Avenue. All food must be at North Light by 11AM. You must be able to lift at least 60lbs.
Friday delivery drivers. Pick up food on Fridays from North Light and deliver to local residents for contactless drop-off. Timing is flexible, but is usually completed in the afternoon.

Holiday Assistance

North Light provides several Holiday Assistance programs in November and December, such as Thanksgiving boxes, Manayunk Meals & More, and Adopt-a-Family! For more information, check back in late 2022 for next year’s offerings.

To learn more about any of our emergency assistance programs or to donate, please contact Shontell at 215-483-4800 x103 or smoman@northlightcommunitycenter.org.