Find Free Meals and Safe Spaces for Students While Schools are Closed

March 16, 2020

All schools within the School District of Philadelphia will be closed, Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 27, 2020.

The District is coordinating with the City’s Office of Children and Families, Parks & Recreation, and many other departments and nonprofit partners to provide meal service and activities in safe spaces throughout the city.

 

Essential personnel including a school police officer and other support staff will be on-site to distribute meals to students and families. 

 

Where to Find Meals During the Week 

Up to two shelf-stable meals for youth are available at these schools Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. – noon:

 

Dr. Ethel Allen School - 3200 W. Lehigh Avenue (19132)

Add B. Anderson School - 1034 S. 60th Street (19143)

John Barry Elementary School - 5900 Race Street (19139)

Mary McLeod Bethune School - 3301 Old York Road (19140)

Cayuga School - 4344-4358 N. 5th Street (19140)

Jay Cooke Elementary School - 1300 W. Louden Street (19141)

William Cramp School - 3449 N. Mascher Street (19140)

A.L. Fitzpatrick School - 11061 Knights Road (19154)

Benjamin Franklin School - 5737 Rising Sun Avenue (19120)

Edward Gideon School - 2817 W. Glenwood Avenue (19121)

Andrew Hamilton School - 5640 Spruce Street (19139)

William H. Hunter School - 2400 N. Front Street (19133)

John B. Kelly School - 5116 Pulaski Street (19144)

Martin Luther King High School - 6100 Stenton Avenue (19138)

Alain Locke School - 4550 Haverford Avenue (19139)

William H. Loesche School - 595 Tomlinson Road (19116)

William C. Longstreth School - 5700 Willows Avenue (19143)

James R. Ludlow School - 550 W. Master Street (19122)

Mayfair School - 3001 Princeton Avenue (19149)

Delaplaine McDaniel School - 1801 S. 22nd Street (19145)

General George G. Meade School - 1600 N. 18th Street (19121)

James Rhoads School - 4901 Parrish Street (19139)

Roxborough High School - 6498 Ridge Avenue (19128)

George Sharswood School - 2300 S. 2nd Street (19148)

Solomon Solis-Cohen School - 7001 Horrocks Street (19149)

Allen M. Stearne School - 1655 Unity Street (19124)

James J. Sullivan School - 5300 Ditman Street (19124)

Tilden Middle School - 6601 Elmwood Avenue (19142)

Vare-Washington Elementary School - 1198 S. 5th Street (19147)

John H. Webster School - 3400 Frankford Avenue (19134)

 

Essential personnel including a school police officer and other support staff will be on-site to distribute meals to students and families. 

 

Note: we’re working with our nonprofit partners to identify food pantries and meal sites that are open on weekends. Check back for updates.

 

Where to Find Activities in Safe Spaces During the Week 

These recreation centers and gyms will be open to youth Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. One meal per child will be provided at 3 p.m:

 

Athletic Recreation Center - 1400 N. 26th Street (19121)

Belfield Recreation Center - 2109 W. Chew Avenue (19138)

Bridesburg Recreation Center - 4601 Richmond Street (19137)

Cecil B. Moore Recreation Center - 2551 N. 22nd Street (19132)

Christy Recreation Center - 728 S. 55th Street (19143)

Clemente Playground - 1800 Wallace Street (19130)

Cobbs Creek Recreation Center - 280 Cobbs Creek Parkway (19139)

Cohocksink Recreation Center - 2901 Cedar Street (19134)

Daniel E Rumph II Recreation Center Playground - 100 E. Johnson Street (19144)

Dorothy Emanuel Playground - 8500 Pickering Street (19150)

East Passyunk Recreation Center - 1025 Mifflin Street (19148)

Francis Myers Recreation Center - 5801 Kingsessing Avenue (19143)

Feltonville Recreation Center - 221 E Wyoming Ave # 231 (19120)

Fox Chase Recreation Center - 7901 Ridgeway Street (19111)

Gambrel Recreation Center - 1900 Wakeling Street (19124)

Hank Gathers Recreation Center - 2501-2519 W. Diamond Street (19121)

Guerin Recreation Center - 2201 S. 16th Street (19145)

Happy Hollow Playground - 4800 Wayne Avenue (19144)

Hawthorne Cultural Center - 1200 Carpenter Street (19147)

Houseman Playground - 5091 Summerdale Avenue (19124)

J. Finnegan Playground - 6801 Grovers Avenue (19142)

Jardel Recreation Center - 1400 Cottman Avenue (19111)

Kendrick Recreation Center - 5822-5824 Ridge Avenue (19128)

Kingsessing Recreation Center - 4901 Kingsessing Avenue (19143)

Lawncrest Recreation Center - 6000 Rising Sun Avenue (19111)

Lee Cultural Center - 328 Haverford Avenue (19104)

Lonnie Young Recreation Center - 1100 E. Chelten Avenue (19138)

Marian Anderson Recreation Center - 740 S. 17th Street (19146)

Max Meyers Recreation Center - 1601 Hellerman Street (19149)

McVeigh Recreation Center - 400-464 E. Ontario Street (19134)

Miles Mack Playground - 732 N. 36th St #66 (19104)

Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center - 2101 Cecil B. Moore Avenue (19121)

Murphy Recreation Center - 300 Shunk Street (19148)

Olney Recreation Center - 100 E. Godfrey Avenue (19120)

Palmer Playground - 3035 Comly Road (19154)

Palumbo Recreation Center - 725 S. 10th Street (19147)

Pelbano Recreation Center - 8101 Bustleton Avenue (19152)

Piccoli Playground - 1501 E. Bristol Street (19124)

Rivera Recreation Center - 3201 N. 5th Street (19140)

Samuel Recreation Center - 3539 Gaul St, Philadelphia, PA 19134

Shepard Recreation Center - 5700 Haverford Avenue (19131)

Simons Recreation Center - 7200 Woolston Avenue (19138)

Starr Garden Playground - 600-644 Lombard Street (19147)

Towey Playground - 1832 N. Howard St., Philadelphia, PA, 19122

Tustin Recreation Center - 5901-5929 W. Columbia Avenue (19151)

Vare Recreation Center - 2600 Morris Street (19145)

Vogt Playground - 4131 Unruh Avenue (19135)

Water Tower Recreation Center - 209-299 E. Hartwell Lane (19118)

Wharton Square - 2300 Wharton Street (19146)

Zeihler Playground - 200-264 E. Olney Avenue (19120)

 

Parks & Recreation’s six older adult centers will remain open on a regular schedule (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.) for meal service.

 

All other Parks & Recreation sites across the city will be closed to the public starting Monday, March 16. This includes environmental education centers, the Carousel House Recreation Center, and ice rinks.

 

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