Many of our neighbors are hungry. You can help to provide nourishing meals and pantry staples.
Caring for Friends relies on your support to help us make, purchase, pack, and deliver food.
provides five snack bags for people facing homelessness
buys one week of meals for 10 homebound seniors
fills the gas tank of one of our delivery vans
Caring for Friends, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, is registered with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of State Bureau of Charitable Organizations.
We Use Your Donations to Buy In Bulk – And Buy More:
Make checks payable to:
Caring for Friends
12271 Townsend Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154-1288
(Donor option number: 641)
Combined Federal Campaign
(Donor option number: 37208)
State Employee Combined Appeal
(Donor option number: 4101-0003)
Ask your company if they match contributions
Gifts of stock
Corporate matching gifts
Charitable gift annuities
Wills and bequests
Gifts of real estate
Amazon Smile–choose us when you shop
We are always in need of frozen protein, canned items, as well as non-perishable foods. In addition, everyday pantry items—such as spices, herbs, and oils—are needed for us to keep a well-stocked commercial kitchen.Most Needed Items
Just like a traditional food drive — but less work. You can raise funds for food as an individual or a team.
Drop-offs at our Philadelphia warehouse are welcomed:
Monday to Friday 9 AM to 4 PM
Saturdays 8 AM to 11 AM
For truck loads, or donations to Delaware County or Devon, please call to schedule a delivery time.
Inflation is severely impacting our ability to secure dry goods and proteins. We are always in need of frozen protein, canned items, and non perishable items. Click here for a list of what we need.
Manufacturers and stores interested in donating food,
please call (215) 464-2224.
Make Meals at Home
Caring for Friends was started by one woman in her home, by putting a homemade meal she had cooked into a tray and freezing it for someone in need. You can continue this tradition by making a meal and donating it to someone in need – it only takes a little but it means A LOT!
Other Ways to Donate
If you would like to make an in-kind donation of something other than the items listed above, please contact us at 215-464-2224 or fill out the general inquiries form.
If you are able to make a donation to help us raise visibility, contact Stef@caringforfriends.org
We rely on the help of the community to keep our operations up and running and would greatly appreciate a gift of time to help with:
- Food sorting and stocking
- Equipment repair
- Warehouse revitalization, such as painting or flooring
- Office and administrative work
Our operation is made possible by generous donations of equipment from individuals, organizations, and companies to help our volunteers store, prepare, and deliver food to client friends.
Some of our equipment needs include:
- Warehouse generator
- Commercial freezers
Whether you have a gas card, own a gas station, or work for the gas company, getting reduced-price or free gas will help us save money, and feed more people in need.
To get as many people involved in our mission as possible, we need to get the word out as widely as possible. Advertising, including billboards, print ads, commercials, and media, such as photography and videography, help us raise awareness of our brand and secure monetary and food donors, as well as volunteers.
We rely on a small staff and large volunteer base to keep our overhead down and use more to feed people in need. If you would like to volunteer your professional services, we would like to hear from you!
*A copy of our official registration and financial information about Caring for Friends is available from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free within Pennsylvania at 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.