Food insecurity is not new to the region. ECS has seen a sharp increase in the number of people seeking emergency food since the great recession. The community needs remain great, and local families are increasingly looking to ECS as a reliable source of food.
Feed Your Potential
The FYP365 Club is still accepting enrollees! This VIRTUAL series will encourage you to learn and gain tools to help you find the path to a happier and healthier you through food. Learn how to prepare healthy and affordable meals for your family. Earn up to $30 in ShopRite gift cards.
Details: Virtual. Tuesdays 6pm-7pm on Zoom. To register for this FYP365 series, click HERE.
Mission Meals & Market: Open Choice Pantry
ECS operates Mission Meals & Market in the Carroll Park area of West Philadelphia. Families grappling with food insecurity can shop at the open choice food pantry Tuesday through Friday, between the hours of 11 am and 2 pm. This dignity-based 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 healthy eating workshops offered by our partners.
Once a week, volunteers gather at St. Barnabas Community Resource Center to assemble over 200 nutritious dinners to be 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 a healthy and nutritious meal 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. View this ECS Cook-off video here.
The Breakfast Club; SNAP-Ed
In partnership with Health Promotion Council, ECS offers IN-PERSON healthy eating classes. This program features a nutrition education lesson, a live cooking demo, and weekly door prizes. Participants gain valuable knowledge about how to make healthy choices and create healthy recipes. Earn $5 Gift Card for each session attended. The classes are facilitated by Nutrition Educator, Carol Persaud.
IN-PERSON at St. Barnabas Community Resource Center located at 6006 W. Girard Ave. Philadelphia, PA
Thursdays, 9:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Breakfast is served starting at 9:00 AM. No registration is required.
Diabetes Prevention Program - Prevent T2
Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) – Prevent Type 2 (Prevent T2) is a program to help participants focus on achieving small goals in hopes of preventing or reducing their risk for type 2 diabetes.
When you enroll in the DPP you’re committing to a year-long in-person lifestyle change program. This program meets weekly for the first 6 months and monthly for the last 6 months. The program is facilitated by a trained Prevent T2 lifestyle coach and features peer support, encouragement, healthy lifestyle lessons, and weekly door incentives.
Details: Next program begins Summer 2024
Impact Statement – ECS’ participants and staff maintain the highest level of wellbeing.
Join the PCOM Hearts Medical Student Clinic and ECS Health Services for the Know Your Numbers Event. Get the most up-to-date insight regarding your health. No appointment necessary, No cost! This is event is open to participants and staff.
Join the PCOM Hearts Medical Student Clinic and ECS for a Pop Up Clinic Event. Get the most up-to-date insight into your health. Along with the students, Dr. Harry Morris, attending physician will be on-site. Appointments are required. No cost!
Please contact Trish Wilkie-Norris at 215-528-5406 to make an appointment.
Behavioral Health Partners
Episcopal Community Services (ECS) in partnership with behavioral health service provider Malvern Community Health Services offers accessible high-quality Outpatient Behavioral Health Services at ECS St. Barnabas Mission (SBM) site located at 6006 W. Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19151.
Malvern CHS is offering in-person and telehealth therapy sessions. Participants must be Medicaid eligible (other insurances may be accepted upon verification)
Romain Diaz LLC, Therapy and Behavioral Health Services @ St Barnabas Community Resource Center
Empowering growth through empathetic healing. At Romain Diaz LLC, we foster transformation by offering a safe, personalized, and collaborative space. Prioritizing well-being, embracing diversity, and promoting positive change