McClinton joins St. Joseph's Preparatory School to distribute free groceries to families in need

Free groceries went to neighbors in need in Southwest Philadelphia today thanks to a collaborative effort involving state Rep. Joanna McClinton and St. Joseph's Preparatory School.

"The COVID-19 pandemic continues creating obstacles for families already struggling to pay the bills and put food on the table," said McClinton, D-Phila./Delaware. "We have a responsibility to provide our most vulnerable neighbors with the resources they need so they can provide for their loved ones. That's what today's grocery giveaway was all about, and I am fortunate to have community partners like St. Joseph's Preparatory School to help make events like this possible."   

The group distributed more than 250 food boxes to approximately 100 people at the corner of 60th St. and Baltimore Ave., which included bread, frozen chicken, canned goods, pasta and milk. The groceries were provided by the Caring for Friends organization.   

"St. Joseph's Prep is proud to partner with state Representative McClinton to continue our mission of 'Men for Others,' as we increase our impact within the City of Philadelphia and surrounding communities," said Erick Woods, Associate Campus Minister for Ignatian Service at St. Joseph's Preparatory School. "The Prep looks forward to another opportunity to work with state Representative McClinton and her team."

Just last month in Delaware County, McClinton teamed up with the Share Food Program, the Health Partners Foundation and Yeadon's Mayor Rohan Hepkins to distribute 10,000 pounds of free groceries and fresh produce to help local families.