|Somerton Food Bank|
|510 Somerton Avenue|
|Philadelphia, Pa. 19116|
Compton C. Chase, Director
WEBSITE: Somerton Food Bank Website
The Somerton Interfaith Food Bank opened in April of 1997 as a cooperative community outreach to provide food at no charge to needy families and individuals in the Greater Northeast area and Lower Bucks County
Eight volunteers, who donate their time and energy to make this possible, operate the food bank. It is located next door to St. Andrews', in the original chapel.
To donate or volunteer, please call 215-673-1117
HOURS: Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 9am to noon
Sponsors:St. Christopher's R.C. Church (Somerton)Food Bank Memberships:
St. Andrew's In The Field Episcopal Church (Somerton)
Somerton Methodist Church
Immanuel Lutheran Church (Somerton)Greater Phila- Food Bank
Pennsylvania Hunger Action Center
Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger
Somerton Ministerium Of ChurchesNumber of clients served:
Presently over 600 families and individuals are registered. Average distributions of food are 175 to 200 per month, (over 2400 per year). Included in these numbers are about 40 home deliveries per month to shut-ins or those unable to get to the food bank. In addition, food boxes (including turkeys) are given out at Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Somerton Interfaith Food Bank will partner with the United Methodist Neighborhood Services to start a satellited of Neighborhood services here in Somerton in connection with the food bank.