frequently asked questions

Feeding 5000's home is: New Covenant Presbyterian Church, 240 Creek Rd. Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054. See the map on the contact page.
Feeding 5000's EIN (Employer Identification Number) issued by the IRS is 82-3000247. If a charity doesn't have an EIN or says you don't need it, IT'S A SCAM!
Showing up is definitely counter productive.  Please send an email to feeding5000@comcast.net or fill out and submit the form on the contact page and we will let you know when we have openings available for volunteers. Having too many people makes our job difficult. No one likes to stand around...especially in extreme temperatures.
All volunteers must be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination. Feeding 5000's Covid policy for volunteers can be found by clicking here to go to the Covid policy page.
Of course you can volunteer once or as much as you wish. Some people come in a group of friends, family or co-workers. You will meet all types of people from all walks of life.
Send an email to feeding5000@comcast.net and we'll respond with instructions. Thank you!
Every Tuesday morning we make sandwiches at the church. We deliver them to the hungry at 19th and Vine Streets in Philadelphia on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Twice each month on the 1st and 3rd Sundays we travel to Philly House (formerly Sunday Morning Breakfast Mission) in Philadelphia to prepare and serve the noon meal for up to 130 people.
Feeding 5000 seeks monetary donations in the types: recurring monthly, one time, from a church collection, in the form of a grant or corporate donations. They can be "in-kind" donations, i.e. non-perishable foodstuffs: i.e. canned goods, supermarket gift cards (Shoprite prefferred); Clothing, i.e. SOCKS (preferred), coats, jackets, hats, gloves, scarves, long underwear, base layers. YOUR TIME: Volunteering to help deliver the donations to the needy.
Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing that may get dirty. Jeans are fine but avoid tank tops, sandals, expensive sneakers, "belly shirts", short shorts, etc. We provide aprons, hair nets or hats and sanitary gloves for people working with food. Please do not wear expensive or flashy jewelery, clothing or handbags. Any clothing that could be considered to be "colors" (gang related) should obviously be avoided.
FAQ 10
Leave your valuables at home and make sure that nothing can be seen through your car windows. Please do not stash items under the seats or leave them in your trunk.
FAQ 11
Volunteers at Philly House (formerly Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission) must be at least 13-years-old. Philly House's insurance will not let people under 13 in the kitchen. We do not have babysitting services.
FAQ 12
Send an email to feeding5000@comcast.net and we'll respond with instructions. Thank you!
FAQ 13
There is parking at New Covenant Presbyterian and at Philly House (formerly Sunday Morning Breakfast Mission). When we travel to 19th and Vine, we carpool or caravan and park right on the street.
FAQ 14
You will be contacted by phone or text message.