Current meals produced: 14,337

Pounds of groceries distributed: 2,500

Double Trellis Food Initiative

Double Trellis Food Initiative provides prepared meals and grocery distribution for marginalized and housing insecure communities in Philadelphia.

PROBLEM

According to Feeding America, 17% – or almost 270,000 – Philadelphians experience food insecurity daily.

SOLUTION

Our efforts sustainably address food insecurity with intersectional programs beyond the stopgap.

IMPACT

Since June 2020 we’ve produced over 14,000 meals, opened a community fridge, and distributed over 2,500 lbs of food.

WHAT WE DO

rows of prepared tofu and vegetables

MEALS PROGRAM

Our meals program is designed as an immediate stopgap for the most food insecure individuals. Focusing on familiar and culturally appropriate cuisine, we utilize chef-driven ingredients to create large-portioned, nutritious meals to support at the foundational level. Since June 2020, we have worked with longstanding organizations in Philadelphia to provide over 14,000 meals at an operational cost of $0.90/meal.

Coral Street Fridge

CORAL ST FRIDGE

Double Trellis helped install a 24-hour accessible, free community fridge with local community members, Kaelee Dooley and Anthony Perez. Its location outside the Kensington Community Food Co-Op serves largely unhoused and food insecure populations, and allows community members to support local businesses while providing food security for the immediate neighborhood.

a freshly stocked community fridge

FOOD DISTRIBUTION

Our food distribution program provides various groceries to households, unhoused individuals, and community fridges across Philadelphia neighborhoods. Since July 2020, we have distributed over 2,500lbs of food; a majority of it was “rescued” from stores that would otherwise waste it.

a pile of freshly baked cinnamon rolls

COMMUNITY KITCHEN

Double Trellis is working to develop a community kitchen that will advance our larger vision and realize intersectional programming beyond the stopgap with a focus on employment opportunities and vocational development.

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Workers Revolutionary Collective

Prevention Point
Sharing Excess
Kensington Community Food Co-op
Coral Street Fridge
FNC Philly