CHOP and PHA Partner to Offer Family Dinners at Two PHA Sites

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Philadelphia Housing Authority Partner to Offer Family Dinners at Two Philadelphia PHA Sites

(Philadelphia (April 6, 2020) – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) today announced a new food program partnership in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As part of the program, which supports CHOP’s Healthier Together Initiative to combat food insecurity, CHOP will bolster the PHA’s existing student breakfast and lunch food program by providing frozen, family-style dinners (which feed a family of four to five) at two PHA sites in West/Southwest Philadelphia: Westpark Apartments and Bartram Village. Poor Richards Catering, based in West Philadelphia, will prepare and deliver all meals. Dinners will be distributed daily during the scheduled pickup time.

The program will provide 2,000 dinners per week to the PHA residents; a different vegetarian and nonvegetarian option will be provided each day to offer variety.

“This initiative addresses food access and affordability, which is a priority health issue in our community and has been exacerbated by the current COVID-19 pandemic,” said Alonzo South, Senior Director, Community Engagement at CHOP. “CHOP’s Healthier Together Initiative focuses on addressing hunger and poverty in our local neighborhoods, and this program would not be possible without an incredible amount of support from our local, diverse business community during a critical time.”

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