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 click on the 2022
Food Pantry Application Button
to download the application and send to Krista at
services@northlightcommunitycenter.org.

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

Housing Info

To apply for Housing (Rent/Mortgage) and Utility Assistance grants please click the buttons to download the forms and submit to services@northlightcommunitycenter.org


Please Note:
applications typically take 2-3 weeks to process
checks are sent directly to the landlord/mortgage holder and the utility company


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.


Holiday Assistance

North Light provides several Holiday Assistance programs each year:

Holiday Gift Assistance

If you have children and your family needs a little extra assistance in providing gifts to your children this coming holiday, please call (215)-483-3800 or email services@northlightcommunitycenter.org to request an application for holiday gift assistance.

Application deadline to apply is:

Friday, December 2, 2023

Questions? Please contact us at services@northlightcommunitycenter.org

Manayunk Meals & More


Volunteer Assistance Needed

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.