Dear Friends and Neighbors,
Please note our new office phone number: 484-278-4214.
For anyone affected by Hurricane Ida in Montgomery County:
If You Have Property Damage:
• Report damages/loss to your local or county Emergency Management Office – they will report them to PEMA so that an assessment can be done to determine if a Federal Disaster will be issued, thus engaging FEMA for assistance. You can report online to Montgomery County Emergency Management
• Take pictures of both the building and its contents, for insurance claims and reporting to PEMA
• Individuals needing a place to stay on Thursday night (September 2) may go to the Red Cross Shelter at the Norristown Area High School, located at 1900 Eagle Drive, Norristown, PA 19403.
• Montgomery County has a Hurricane Ida Crisis Cleanup Hotline (844) 965-1386 for residents who have sustained damage and need help with cutting fallen trees, removing affected drywall, flooring, and appliances; tarping roofs, and mold remediation.
• Residents who would like to get text messages with updates on storm recovery, please Text MontcoIda to 888-777.
• Throw away medicine, food, or water that had contact with floodwaters (including canned goods).
• If water is of questionable purity, boil drinking water for 10 minutes.
• Restrict children from playing in flooded areas.
• If the gas has been turned off for any reason, it must be turned back on by a professional
• Keep the power off until an electrician has inspected the system for safety. All electrical equipment should be checked and dried before being returned to service.
• Keep windows and doors open for ventilation.
• Pump out flooded basements gradually (removing about 1/3 of the water volume each day) to avoid structural damage.
• Clean and disinfect everything that got wet.
SNAP Bonus – Emergency Allotment
If you are a SNAP user, in the second half of April you received an extra SNAP amount on your ACCESS card. You do not need to spend this money immediately. It is the same as all SNAP. This happened because of a lawsuit that Community Legal Services of Philadelphia won for you. The court decided that last year’s SNAP increases were unfairly distributed. In May, you should receive an additional payment of at least $95. Please consider stretching your food $$$ by continuing to use food pantry resources while the food is flowing. This will help manage your overall food budget in the months to come.
We will be closed to external business on Fridays as we attempt to re-focus internally on continuing to meet the ongoing crisis. Please give us an opportunity to recover and schedule a different day for visits, calls, or donations.
If you have an infant or child under the age of 5, or if you’re pregnant, or breastfeeding in the first year of your infants life, or not breastfeeding in the first six months of your infant’s life, and would like to apply for Pennsylvania WIC, their website explains further eligibility requirements and how to apply by phone or online.
If you are unemployed, you can begin your initial claim online.
If you have low income and limited resources, you may be able to receive cash assistance through Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).
Most Needed Items:
Updated 10/5/2021. No canned soups please! Especially no tomato or chicken noodle soup.
- White beans
- Black beans
- Cold Cereal
- Pancake mix
- Pasta sauce
Shelf stable milk
- Bar soap
- Small hand sanitizer
Covid-19 Response Information
As you are aware, the situation regarding Covid-19 is changing rapidly. The Narberth Community Food Bank is in contact with county, state and federal governments and health officials to ensure our procedures help slow the spread of the virus. We are following recommended guidelines to protect our guests and our volunteers.
Food pantries and soup kitchens are considered an essential service and will remain open in Montgomery County. The Narberth Community Food Bank will remain OPEN.
We know our lines may be long when the food bank is open. Cars may be parked on Sabine Avenue for extended periods. The Food Bank may be asked to participate as a prepared meal pick-up site for students, seniors, and delivery teams. We ask for your patience and understanding while we attempt to meet the needs of our neighbors.
Our county-wide food networks (The Montco Anti-Hunger Network (MAHN), the Share Food Program, and Philabundance) are working with us to fill the meal gaps facing Narberth and Lower Merion Township residents due to the closing of area schools and senior day centers. We need your help too!
We are asking for your direct help in three ways:
Donate Food: Shelf stable items; see our updated “Most Needed” list at https://narberthcommunityfoodbank.org/donations/
Volunteer: We need additional volunteers to pack bags and additional delivery drivers for Tuesdays. To volunteer, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Financial donations: Funding in this time is crucial. The crisis requires we are open additional hour and days of service, purchase additional equipment, additional insurance, and other unforeseen expenses. Visit https://narberthcommunityfoodbank.org/donations/ and click the yellow Donate button to contribute via PayPal or credit card.
Our response to Covid-19 as stated above is available as a PDF for download and distribution to anyone who needs help, or can volunteer to help us assist others. As always, we thank you for your support!
Be safe and be well.
Gigi Tevlin-Moffat, and all of us at NCFB.
The Narberth Community Food Bank is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization registered with the Pennsylvania Board of Charitable Organizations. The food bank was formed to provide food to people in our community who need assistance. We are an equal opportunity provider and adhere to the USDA Nondiscrimination Statement.
The NCFB is located at 201 Sabine Ave, 2nd Floor, Narberth, PA 19072. We are open to Narberth borough and Lower Merion Township residents on Tuesdays between 10 am and 2 pm.
The Narberth Community Food bank operates with the generous support of the Narberth and Lower Merion communities. If you are an individual who would like to volunteer, please fill out our volunteer contact form below. If you want to make a donation, please see the details on our Donation page.
The food bank is operated by a core of dedicated local volunteers who value the right of access to healthy food for every community member. Please understand that our volunteer team donates their time and services and cannot always be available to receive donations or respond to inquiries. Our regular donation times are Tuesdays between 9 AM and 2:30 PM. If another time is convenient for you, there is a donation box through the front doors in the first floor lobby (Monday to Friday access to the building only).
Volunteer Contact Form
If you would like to volunteer your time at the Food Bank, please complete and submit the form below and someone will respond to you as soon as we can.