Food insecurity is not new to the region, but ECS has seen a sharp increase in the number of people seeking emergency food since the great recession.

Community needs remain great, and local families increasingly look to ECS as a reliable source of food.

Feed Your Potential

The Feed Your Potential 365 Club is still accepting enrollees! Join the FYP365 Club to get on the right path to a happier and healthier you.

Details: Tuesdays 6pm-7pm on Zoom. To register for this FYP365 series, click HERE.

Mission Meals & Market

ECS operates Mission Meals & Market in the Carroll Park area of West Philadelphia. Families grappling with food insecurity can shop the open choice pantry Monday through Friday, between the hours of 10 am and 2 pm. This dignity base program provides a space where families can shop for fresh fruit, vegetables, meats, dairy, non-perishables, and common household goods. Families are also welcome to participate in the nutrition-based education programs offered by our partners.


Once a month, volunteers gather at St. Barnabas Mission to assemble over 400 nutritious dinners to be frozen and distributed to frail elders in Philadelphia. Volunteers may never meet the people who enjoy their meals, but they have the satisfaction of knowing that they have provided welcome and necessary nutrition to those who cannot provide for themselves. Cook-Off came into being through the efforts of the Community Outreach Partnership and Trinity Memorial Church, and came under the auspices of ECS in January 2016.