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City of Philadelphia Family Resources During Covid-19


Find Food and Supplies

Local Food Distribution Sites:

Meals for Students
Students can pick up a week’s worth of breakfasts and lunches every Thursday.

Find A Student Meal Sites near you

Free Food Boxes 

The City of Philadelphia is working with Philabundance and Share Food Program to distribute free, fresh produce and non-perishable food to all Philadelphians. 

Find a Free Food Box Site near you

Meals for Seniors

The City and the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging are working together to ensure that older adults have access to free and nutritious food. 

Learn more about Senior Meal Sites

Free Food Delivery for People with Disabilities
Beginning in May, people who are facing food insecurity and cannot leave their homes due to a disability can request free, weekly food delivery through Liberty Resources. To request to join this program, call or text (215) 709-9619, email, or fill out the online form here. A program representative will call back to discuss the food delivery plan.

Keeping Families Healthy
Staying healthy as a family is important during these times.

Check out the City’s guide to supporting health and wellness in the home.

Where to Get COVID-19 Information

City’s COVID-19 homepage: resources translated in multiple languages.

By Phone
Greater Philadelphia Coronavirus Helpline: 1-800-722-7112.
Residents can text COVIDPHL to 888-777 to get updates sent to their phones.
Call 311 for information on City of Philadelphia services.

Coronavirus Update:

Please see the following link for the most updated list from the City of Philadelphia for Meal and Youth Activity:

Here is an interactive map of the meal/activity sites:

Important High School Program Changes

In the future, Breakthrough will only administer programming for rising 7th, 8th and 9th graders. We will continue to run the Summer and Saturday Academic Enrichment program for rising 7th, 8th and 9th grade students at Germantown Friends School.

Please be assured that we will help each and every family in high school obtain Academic services.  

Below are a few options for Academic Services and we are working on new partnerships.


For rising 9th graders: There is an opportunity to transition to Philadelphia Futures after students finish their summer program.  Philadelphia Futures offers The Sponsor-A-Scholar program for low-income, first-generation-to-college students.  Rising 9th grade students would be eligible to apply if they will be enrolling in a traditional Philadelphia public high school (non-charter) in the fall. The link for that application is

For current 10th graders: There is an opportunity to transition to Philadelphia Futures. Philadelphia Futures offers The College Connection program for low-income, first-generation-to-college students who are currently in the 10th grade and will be attending a public, charter or parochial high school in Philadelphia.

The link for that application is 

For current 8th, 9th, and 10th Graders: Temple UB and UBMS will welcome applications from those who attend (or will next year) Philadelphia schools (district and charter) located in Temple’s footprint in North Philadelphia or which are special admit schools.

For admissions, they will consider the US Dept. of Education eligibility requirements related to US citizenship, low-income and/or first-generation and/or high academic risk criteria, a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA in school, the advising notes from Breakthrough, particularly around a students’ engagement in the program to date. More information about the programs and a link to the application (with an extended deadline of April 27th) can be found here.

For each of the applications listed above, Breakthrough can provide your child’s recommendation letters.

 Any questions: please call Michelle Palmer at 267-255-9651 or Debra Stevens at 267-423-3847.

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