Census data reveals that 49 million Americans struggle with food insecurity, including 16.7 million children. Philadelphia is hardly immune from this troubling trend, as every morning residents wake up hungry with limited access to food. Oftentimes the most affordable options are the least nutritious, creating dietary habits that result in heart disease, diabetes, and other afflictions.
PHS fights hunger through City Harvest. A partnership with equally committed organizations across Philadelphia, City Harvest has grown and donated 180,000 lbs of fresh produce---helping to feed 1,000 families each week of the growing season.
Click here to learn more about this revolutionary, ambitious project and how it transforms lives in meaningful, lasting ways. Also discover the Growers Alliance component of City Harvest, which enables city residents to become entrepreneurs in urban agriculture, and the Roots to Re-Entry green jobs program.
To support this important cause, please click here to make a secure online donation. Know that contribution helps PHS combat food insecurity and educate Philadelphians on the role of healthful, fresh food in their lives.
About City Harvest
City Harvest is a partnership of PHS; the Philadelphia Prison System; SHARE, a food distribution network; the Health Promotion Council of Southeastern Pennsylvania; Weavers Way Co-op and Farm; and 45 community gardens.
City Harvest is funded through a founding grant from the Albert M. Greenfield Foundation, with additional support from the Burpee Foundation, the Claniel Foundation, Endo Pharmaceuticals, the Philadelphia Prison System, the Lenfest Foundation, the Lawrence Saunders Fund, and the Snave Foundation.
In-kind contributions are provided by Gro’n Sell, EP Henry, and Johnny’s Selected Seeds. The City Harvest Growers Alliance is funded by the US Department of Agriculture, the Forrest & Frances Lattner Foundation, and A. Morris Williams.
In addition to the valued support of our community gardens, City Harvest also partners with several community groups in an attempt to address food security issues in Philadelphia. Learn more by visiting the sites below:
PHS's Roots to Re-Entry
Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger
Norris Square Neighborhood Project
Mill Creek Farm
Urban Nutrition Initiative