Reminder: The Narberth Community Food Bank will be closed on December 24th and 25th, and the following week on December 31st, and January 1st. We will return to regular winter hours from 7-8 pm on January 7th to accept donations, and Tuesday, January 8th for guest services.
In November the Narberth Community Food Bank has one goal: to provide a Thanksgiving meal to all those who request one.
That’s where we need your help! We were prepared for 58 Thanksgiving dinners this year. We just received a request from our public schools for 10 more Turkey dinner boxes. WE NEED AN ADDITIONAL 10 supermarket gift cards in $25.00 increments.
Gift cards? Yes! The average size Turkey is 10-16 lbs, costs about $25.00, and the food bank does not have freezer space to store 68 turkeys.Our guests are happy to visit area markets and pick up their own bird. We will supply side dishes and pies.
We need your help to fulfill the increased numbers of requests this Thanksgiving season. As always, thank you for your generous and continued support. We couldn’t do it without you. If you’re able to help, gift cards can be dropped off during volunteer setup on Mondays from 7 to 8 pm (closer to 7 is better), or during guest hours on Tuesdays from 10 am to 1 pm or 6 pm to 7:30 pm.
Just a reminder – during periods of inclement weather, the food bank will be closed if the Lower Merion School District cancels classes. With the upcoming storm rolling through our area early next week, check to see if Lower Merion schools – closing # 302, is open on Tuesday to find out about the food bank.
The news is out; the United Methodist Church of Narberth is for sale. The congregation is closing the doors and the ministry is moving to Bryn Mawr Methodist.
All community groups using the building are looking for new homes, including our food bank. Although the building has not been purchased, we will have to move out before February first.
It is our pledge and intention to remain in Narberth. We are actively working with the community to find a space that meets our current needs, anticipated growth, future programming, and our commitment to provide seamless service to our guests.
We will need volunteers to help us move! Please check back for updates on how you can get involved.
Thank you all for your many inquiries regarding the future of the food bank considering the status of the United Methodist Church. Your care and concern for our programs and our guests is greatly appreciated. Thank you for your continued support!
Join us on Sunday September 23, 2012 at the Narberth Fall Music Festival! The Food Bank will be selling cupcakes from 2-6pm in front of The Greeks. Stop by with a can of food for donation, and/or purchase a treat!
On Wednesday, July 11th, a fundraiser was organized by friends of the food bank and hosted at The Greek’s in beautiful downtown Narberth. The event was a rousing success, and we would like to extend our sincere gratitude to everyone who organized, hosted, attended, and otherwise supported the food bank during a very enjoyable evening.
In particular, we would like to thank The Greeks for hosting us all evening, John McShea of McShea’s Restaurant and Bar for his ongoing support and unique fundraising style, Robin Major (and her family!) of Whole Foods Market in Wynnewood, and Joel Bigatel, who displayed admirable skill passing yet another bar exam.
The Narberth Community Food bank is dedicated to serving Narberth Borough and Lower Merion Township residents. Please be prepared to show ID or proof of residence when you vist us on Tuesdays.
Delaware County residents can visit their county website for information regarding community food and nutrition programs in Delco.
For the past two years, the Narberth Community Food Bank has operated the Student Break Box program for students in need. The program continues this summer and is available to any eligible student regardless of whether they currently receive free/reduced lunch at school.
Please be sure to read and complete the NFCB Summer Food Box Program form and the appropriate declaration of need form linked below.
Public school students should return the forms to your guidance counselor. Private school families may contact the NCFB directly.
The week before each break (winter, spring and summer), typically on a Tuesday, a volunteer will deliver Break Boxes to your school. Each box may include cereal, box milk, juice, peanut butter and jelly, tuna, mayonnaise, bread, granola bars, macaroni and cheese, pasta, tomato sauce, produce and additional snacks.
On June 12, 2012 the first Break boxes will be delivered to each school for families to receive. Boxes for July and August will need to be picked up by families at Narberth Community Food Bank. Instructions for July and August boxes will be included in the June Break Box.
Please include how many children under age 18 reside in the household to ensure enough food for all. Additional information regarding age or gender allows us to add other items that may have been donated such as books, activity workbooks, art supplies, etc.
We look forward to working with you to be sure that every Narberth Borough and Lower Merion Township student has the food they need to grow and thrive.
Narberth Community Food Bank
206 Price Ave. Narberth, PA, 19072
Welcome to the Narberth Community Food Bank. We are located in the United Methodist Church in Narberth at 206 Price Avenue, at the corner of Price Avenue and Essex Avenue.
Our hours are Tuesdays from 10 am to 1 pm, and 6 pm to 8 pm.
We are open to accept donations on Monday evenings from 7 pm to 8 pm. Click here to find the items we currently need most.
Thank you to St. Margaret’s School, Bala Cynwyd Middle School, and a special thank you to Belmont Hills Elementary School for their year-long support. Thanks to Mayor Tom Grady and his team as the Narberth Community Food Bank will be one of the recipients of funds raised by The Mayor’s Ball. Thank you to the Narberth 4th of July Committee for their financial donation which allowed us to expand the Break Box program to eight area schools. Thanks also to the Lower Merion School District for their communication and participation in the Break Box program.
We need you to volunteer! Volunteer opportunities exist during donation hours on Monday evenings, sending out letters and thank you’s, and prepping for Tuesday’s open hours. Volunteers are also needed to staff Tuesday evenings from 5:45 to 8:30 pm. Bi-monthly volunteers are as needed and as important as weekly volunteers. Stop by on Monday and talk with us, or mail us at email@example.com.