April 21, 2020

Nutritional Development Services Partners with The City of Philadelphia to Distribute Diapers to Families Impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

The Archdiocesan Pastoral Center located at 222 North 17th Street will serve as a designated diaper distribution site for families in need in Center City, Philadelphia.

Nutritional Development Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (NDS), in partnership with The City of Philadelphia, will distribute diapers to families in need in Center City, Philadelphia who are impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic.

Auxiliary Bishop John J. McIntyre, who oversees the Secretariat for Catholic Human Services as part of his administrative and pastoral responsibilities, will bless those distributing diapers as well as those receiving the diapers. He will be joined by staff from NDS and Catholic Social Services (CSS) who will then distribute the diapers which are provided by the Greater Philadelphia Diaper Bank and Mitzvah Circle.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Archdiocesan Pastoral Center
222 North 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

In addition, families can also receive a week’s work of shelf-stable breakfasts for children, provided by NDS, at no cost.  The meals and diapers will be distributed beginning Tuesday, April 21 and continue Tuesday’s 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. and Friday’s 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The APC will feature a “grab and go” delivery system outside the building. Families are asked to call 267-262-8904 to schedule an appointment. Children do not need to be present and no I.D. is required.

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Editor’s Note: For forty-six years, 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, please visit http://nutritionaldevelopmentservices.org/. NDS is an equal opportunity service provider.

Catholic Social Services (CSS) of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia offers community-based and residential programs and services to support men, women and children in need as an expression of the charitable works of our local Church throughout the Greater Philadelphia area. To learn more about CSS programs that serve a wide variety of human needs, please visit http://cssphiladelphia.org/. For more information on CSS’ COVID-19 efforts, please visit https://cssphiladelphia.org/covid19/.