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Free Food pantries /Food Banks

Food banks and free food pantries listed below help families that are facing hunger. The pantries are mostly located at churches and non-profits in the region. Most of the free food pantry locations may have an application process, which usually requires proof of income, residency proof etc. Using donations from the community, and relying on volunteers, the locations may pass out free boxes of food or serve a meal.

Chester County Food Bank
1208 Horseshoe Pike (RT 322)
Downingtown, Pennsylvania, 19335
Telephone – (610) 873-6000
Provides free or low cost food, meals, groceries, and other help to the low income, elderly, and people in a crisis.

Coatesville Community Food Co-Op
Main address – 800 S. First Avenue Greater Deliverance Church
Coatesville, PA, 19320
Call (610) 384-1344

Coatesville Emergency Food Cupboard
1001 East Chestnut Street
Coatesville, Pennsylvania, 19320
(610) 383-6577
Emergency food boxes, meals, and other help is provided to the needy. Other assistance includes baby supplies and formula, diapers, clothing, and holiday baskets (Thanksgiving, Easter, and Christmas).

Community Youth and Women’s Alliance
Food bank address – 423 East Lincoln Highway
Coatesville, PA, 19320
Phone number – (610) 384-9591
They also feed single moms with their kids, and offer free baby formula, referrals to diapers, and more.

Deacon’s Pantry at Covenant Presbyterian Church
400 Lancaster Avenue
Malvern, Pennsylvania, 19355
Phone number – (610) 648-0707

The Food Trust
Dial (215) 575-0444

Jewish Relief Agency
Call (610) 660-0190
Call for help or referrals, regardless of background.

Kennett Area Community Service
Pantry and center address: 136 West Cedar Street P. O. Box 1025
Kennett Square, PA, 19348
Phone number – (610) 925-3556
A number of social service programs and assistance programs are offered. Fresh perishable foodstuffs, government commodity food, personal items, and other resources are distributed across Chester County.

Lord’s Pantry of Downingtown
Address is 141 East Lancaster Avenue
Downingtown, Pennsylvania, 19335
Main phone number to dial is (610) 873-1149 for hours and support.

New Life Presbyterian Church
Telephone – (215) 576-0892
A soup kitchen serves hot meals. There may also be fruits, vegetables, and perishable items in Chester County.

North Coventry Food Pantry
Dial (610) 469-0288

Oxford Area Neighborhood Services Center, Inc.
35 N. 3rd Street
Oxford, Pennsylvania, 19363
Call (610) 932-8557
They run Meals on Wheels, serve Thanksgiving and Christmas meals/programs, and arrange other support.

Phoenixville Area Community Services
Main address – 257 Church Street
Phoenixville, PA, 19460
Telephone: (610) 933-1105 for services and intake.
One of the leading organizations to call. Get help with food and more, including financial help, information on public aid like food stamps, rent, and much more.

Spring City Food Pantry @ First UCC
First United Church of Christ 145 Chestnut Street
Spring City, PA, 19475
Dial (610) 948-5119 for hours of food distribution.

Avon Grove Church of the Nazarene
240 State Road
West Grove, Pennsylvania 19390
Dial the pantry/clothing closet at 610-869-950
Emergency food, school supplies for kids, hygiene items, and other programs are run.

ACT in Faith
Address: 212 South High Street
West Chester, PA, 19382
Phone – 484-324-8492

St. Agnes Church – Day Room
Address is 233 West Gay Street
West Chester, PA, 19380
A soup kitchen serves meals. There is also an emergency pantry, information on SNAP food stamps, and help for the homeless in Chester County.

The People’s Pantry at Church Road
400 Lancaster Avenue
Malvern, PA 19355
The free food pantry also serves Thanksgiving and Christmas meals. Children from families living in poverty can be given school supplies, winter coats, and summer snacks as well to feed them.

St. Rocco Center
Location is 9016 Gap-Newport Pike
Avondale, PA 19311
Phone – 610-268-3365

West Chester Area Senior Center
Location is 530 East Union Street
West Chester, PA 19382
Main phone – 610-431-4242
Congregate and Meals on Wheels are run. They also pass out non-perishable food such as soup, rice, cereal and more to low income senior citizens.

Project Outreach
145 Chestnut Street
Spring City, Pennsylvania 19475
Call 610-948-5111

421 McFarlan Road
Kennett Square, PA, 19348
The non-profit helps both seasonal and migrant farm workers. Hot meals, applications to WIC vouchers, and a pantry is available to them.

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
Location of church – 121 Church Street
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, 19460
Call (610) 933-2195

West Chester Food Cupboard
Food pantry address: 545 E. Gay Street
West Chester, Pennsylvania, 19382
Phone number (610) 344-3175
Volunteers and other provide food boxes, groceries, fruits, breads, and other emergency foodstuffs.


Southeastern Pennsylvania – Catholic Social Services – A leading charity organization for the region, as well as Chester County. Some of the services provided include a food bank, thrift store, clothing closet, and Christmas and Thanksgiving meals and assistance. Also a great place for referrals or case management. Call or stop by one of the two locations. 105 Prospect Avenue, West Grove, Pennsylvania, 19390, (610) 869-6500, 125 N. Darlington Street, West Chester, PA, 19380, (610) 344-7028.

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