November 19, 2020

Nutritional Development Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Sponsors Annual Christmas Card Fundraiser To Help Feed The Hungry

All proceeds will directly benefit Nutritional Development Services’ network of over 50 food cupboards throughout the Philadelphia region and be used to purchase food for those in need.

Nutritional Development Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (NDS) is sponsoring its annual Christmas card fundraiser to help feed the hungry. This initiative, which has taken place for over 35 years, aims to provide an alternative to individuals and families who wish to send non-secular Christmas cards all while raising funds for our neighbors in need of nutritious sustenance.

Denise Hopkins, Administrator for NDS’ Community Food Program said, “The selling of Christmas cards is our single fundraising effort and enables us to purchase nourishing food for our food cupboards and soup kitchens which serve individuals, senior citizens, families and children. With the increase of more and more people in need of food each day due to COVID-19, this initiative is critical.”

This year’s Christmas cards are sold in packs of 10 cards for $15.00 or 20 cards for $25.00 and feature eight images designed by local artist, Patty Smith.  Variety packs are available for purchase.

Artwork includes The Christmas Journey; Prayer of Saint Francis; The Dove of Peace; The Littlest Angel; The Christmas Tree; Mary’s Child; Angels Decorating the Tree; and The Little Child of Peace. All of the available Christmas cards are sized 5″ x 7″ and printed on a high-quality cream card stock. A monetary amount is noted on each card as a representation of the donation made to help our neighbors in need.

For more information or to purchase the Christmas Cards, please contact Denise Hopkins, Administrator, NDS Community Food Program at 215-895-3470 ext. 77823 or

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Editor’s Note: For 47 years, Nutritional Development Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s (NDS) mission has been to serve children and those in need with healthy food. NDS accomplishes its mission in two distinct ways: by administering the federally-funded child nutrition programs and through the privately supported Community Food Program. For more information about NDS, please visit NDS is an equal opportunity service provider.


Courtney N. Flach
Media and Events Specialist
215-587-3747 (office)