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Need food assistance?


If you need food or access to hot or frozen meals in Norristown, find details, including phone numbers and addresses of charity run organizations. Most of the centers will provide some form of assistance to anyone who needs help, regardless of their income, age, or background.

Some of the items provided to the needy can include hot or cold meals, breads, fruits, vegetables, meats, and frozen foods. Many of the centers in Montgomery County will also have special holiday programs, such as Christmas or Thanksgiving gifts and meals or provide a household with an entire holiday baskets. Last, but not least, most of the pantries can either provide, or refer people, to such assistance as a clothing closet or emergency funds to pay heating bills or rent.

Whether a resident is facing an emergency, and needs a free bag of groceries to last for a few days, or if they need referrals to SNAP food stamps, help is available from a pantry. A number of volunteers and case managers do what they can to support people in need.

Adventist Community Service Center

Food bank address - 3253 W. Germantown Pike

Norristown, Pennsylvania, 19403

Telephone number - (610) 489-6671

Catholic Social Services - Montgomery County

353 East Johnson Highway

Norristown, Pennsylvania, 19401

Telephone - (610) 279-7372

Various assistance programs are administered. Among them include food pantry, access to a thrift store, clothing, and information on financial assistance for paying bills, rent, and other expenses.

Central Presbyterian Church

Location - 900 West Airy Street

Norristown, PA, 19401

Call (610) 275-2732

              Haws Avenue Soup Kitchen

800 W. Marshall Street

Norristown, Pennsylvania, 19401

(610) 275-1283

Offers free meals to the very low income, homeless, and others facing a difficult period.

Interfaith, Central Presbyterian Church

Food pantry address - 900 W. Airy Street Norristown

Norristown, PA, 19401

Dial (610) 277-4242

Montgomery County Senior Adult Activities Center (MONTCO SAAC)

536 George Street

Norristown, PA, 19401

(610) 275-1960

Senior programs, such as meals, transportation, and other aid for elderly, people over 60, and low income. Meals on Wheels is also provided.

New Hope Baptist Church

Address of church is 204-206 E. Oak Street

Norristown, PA, 19401

Main number - (610) 275-5814

Volunteers collect surplus items from the community. Everyone from the jobless to elderly and children are assisted.

Patrician Society of Central Norristown

Main office - 121 E. Chestnut Street

Norristown, PA, 19401

Call (610) 272-6316

A small food pantry is on site and open limited hours.

Montgomery County Assistance Office

Main address is 1931 New Hope Street

Norristown, PA, 19401


The government office to apply for Public Assistance Programs. Families in poverty or slightly above can apply for WIC vouchers for formula or SNAP food stamps. There are USDA commodities for children, food programs for the disabled, and other aid offered.

The Salvation Army - Norristown Corps

533 Swede Street

Norristown, PA, 19401

Phone number - (610) 275-4183

Some of the social service programs offered can provide emergency rent, electric and heating bill help. Get assistance in applying for public assistance such as food stamps and homeless prevention. Also offers a food pantry, clothing closet, and holiday programs such as Angel Tree.

Shiloh Full Gospel Baptist Church

Address is 610 George Street

Norristown, PA, 19401

Call (610) 270-9949

The charity operates a food pantry and clothing closet.


Other centers can also help low income families or struggling residents. Whether someone needs to locate a food pantry, or wants information on free school lunches or Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), they can dial 215.339.0900.


The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) has helped Pennsylvania families since 1974!

To apply for WIC, call your local WIC agency or call

1-800-942-9467 to be connected to a WIC office. The WIC staff

will answer your questions and schedule your appointment.

WIC does not have an on-line application.


Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), help with child care, health care coverage, home heating assistance (LIHEAP), school meals, SelectPlan for Women and long-term living services.

Montgomery County Assistance Office
Norristown District
1931 New Hope Street
Norristown, PA 19401-3191

Toll Free: 1-877-398-5571
Phone: 610-270-3500
LIHEAP: 610-272-1752
FAX: 610-270-1678