Friends and Neighbors,
Update: 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.
Second update, May 18th, 2020: We have been overwhelmed with generous food donations and are currently reaching our storage capacity. For the next few weeks, please make your food donations to the Ardmore Food Pantry. The link lists their most-needed food items and provide instructions for dropping off donations.
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 knows 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 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 1 pm, and again between 6 pm and 7:30 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 email@example.com. If you are an organization or group who would like to volunteer, please address your email to Joan Sterrett at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are wanting 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.