Welcome

 

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Weather alert, 2/8/21: The food bank will be open during our normal hours for client visits and deliveries Tuesday, February 9th. 

Please note our new office phone number: 484-278-4214.

The Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation Program and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Programs are now available! The Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) Program is a temporary federal program available for individuals whose regular unemployment benefits have expired or will expire soon. The Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) Program provides up to 39 weeks of unemployment benefits to individuals not eligible for regular unemployment compensation or extended benefits, including those who have exhausted all rights to such benefits. See the links for more information, including eligibility and how to file. 

The Montgomery County Vaccination Registry is open for 65 and older or individuals who have health conditions which qualify them for Phase 1A. Please check the link for more information about who is eligible to register, as the qualifications can change since the last time this page was updated. The form does not guarantee a vaccination appointment, but your entry will be evaluated for need.

So many of you have shared your generosity with the food bank and we are ever thankful. We again ask for your patience during this unprecedented time. We are feeding three times the number of households we were before Covid-19. Due to Covid-19 we are operating at a 45% reduction in staff and we may not be able to answer phone messages or email immediately. Many of our previous on-site tasks have been outsourced, and physical mail services are taking four to five weeks longer than in 2019. Please understand we are possibly facing Covid-19 every time we serve guests at our site and we have the same scares, sleepless nights, and anxiety as many of you. We appreciate your consideration. Thank you from all of us!

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).

*New* 2019-2020 TEFAP Self Declaration of Need Form (English) 

These items are currently of most need (Updated 6/30/2020):

Canned fruit/fruit cups
Canned spaghetti/ravioli
Canned chili/beef stew
Canned soup – vegetable, and anything else but chicken noodle and tomato
Peanut butter
Granola bars
Crackers
Cereal – hot or cold
Canned green beans
Canned corn
Canned peas
Vegetable broth/stock
Chicken or beef stock


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 will need additional volunteers to pack bags and to deliver them. To volunteer, contact leadership@narberthcommunityfoodbank.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.


Our Story

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 4 pm, and again between 6 pm and 8 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, email leadership@narberthcommunityfoodbank.org. If you are an organization or group who would like to volunteer, please address your email to Joan Sterrett at leadership@narberthcommunityfoodbank.org. If you are 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 1 PM. Although we would love to thank you in person at delivery, there is a donation box on the 2nd floor should the above times be inconvenient (Monday to Friday access to the building only).

Additionally, non-perishable items can be donated at the Narberth Community Library (80 Windsor Avenue) during their regular business hours.

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.