Monthly Archives

April 2017


Bringing Nutrition to Our Community

Einstein Medical Center, along with Health Promotion Council, The Food Trust and SHARE, is working in Philadelphia and Montgomery counties to help improve the healthfulness of food pantries and the communities they serve.   Einstein’s A Better Health network of nutritionists has been with Feast of Justice for nearly two years, providing nutrition education and healthy food tastings to pantry clients. The team takes difficult

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Reading Buddies Summer Program

As we approach summer, Feast of Justice is preparing once again for our Reading Buddies Summer Program. The program will be offered the weeks of July 10, 17, 31, and August 7, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:45 until 1:15. The program offers children in grades pre-k through sixth grade reading enrichment, arts and crafts, healthy eating, and outdoor play. The program is staffed

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Souper Bowl of Caring

Our partners are Souper!  In January, we put out a call to our faith partners to collect coins for a few weeks in January and early February as part of the Souper Bowl of Caring.  We received donations from Faith Lutheran, Redemption Lutheran, St John’s Lutheran, Living Word Lutheran, St Petri-Hope Lutheran, and St. David’s Lutheran churches.   Together, $1067 was raised to support our

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A Note from the Director

Mary Magdalene went to the disciples with the news: “I have seen the Lord!” John 20:18 Every day at Feast of Justice is a new part of our journey.  In recent months, we have transitioned to a new distribution system that is appointment-based, which creates a more dignified environment for our guests in need.  We also restructured to offer ways for our guests to

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Unified voices can enact change!

As part of Feast of Justice’s mission of empowering and transforming lives, we are developing an advocate voice for our guests so they are able to communicate with their elected officials about matters that affect them.   Volunteers will be present at the beginning of cupboard sessions to distribute information about how to contact elected representatives regarding issues which impact our guests and the community.

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A Taste and Celebration of Hope

On March 25, we hosted A Taste of Hope—a fun evening to celebrate Feast of Justice and to raise funds for our programs.  In addition to a meal together, the night was filled with raffles for over 25 gift baskets prepared by our volunteers and our supporters.  Together, we raised over $3000 for our programs—which will help us as we enter into the slower

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New Volunteer Orientation

As we transition into the Spring, more volunteers are needed to help our programs continue.  Volunteers are needed for direct service during times of distribution, for helping us to unload deliveries and pick up food from partners, for administrative tasks like computer and office support, for developing programs to educate our community and more.  The list of volunteer opportunities seems endless—and the need is

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