Sunday Suppers is currently serving families in two Philadelphia locations: Kensington, a community with high rates of poverty, crime, and food insecurity and Germantown, where more than 26% of residents live in deep poverty (defined as living on less than 50% of the Federal Poverty line).
Our partnership with Memphis Street Academy (MSA) in Kensington meets weekly on Wednesday nights. Founded in 2012, MSA, an American Paradigm School, is an outgrowth of the Philadelphia School District’s Renaissance Initiative. Since closing as John Paul Jones Middle School, MSA has undergone a tremendous turn around not only to the physical facility, but to the entire learning structure, culture, and leadership. The student body is made up mostly of Latino students from the Kensington area of Philadelphia, 98 percent of which receive free lunch daily.
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Our second site is a partnership with Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network (PIHN), the Germantown Avenue Crisis Ministry (GACM), and the First Presbyterian Church (FPCG) where the weekly program will be held on Tuesday nights.
PIHN provides assessment and referrals, emergency housing, supportive services, and transitional housing with a renewed focus on prevention.
FPCG is an inclusive community united by faith and a commitment to welcome and serve others.
GACM’s mission is to connect at-risk Northwest Philadelphia residents to resources… that resolve their crises, stabilize their lives and equip them to take the next step(s) toward self sufficiency.