Get involved in Kensington, Fishtown, and Port Richmond!

Help during COVID-19

Food pickup. Find all Philadelphia’s city food pickup sites, and locations for free meals for students, seniors and others, on this new map. Free pregnancy, baby and toddler supports are also available. 

Food delivery. For senior meal delivery, call the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging at 215-765-9040. Food for people with disabilities is available through Liberty Resources. To join this program, call or text 215-709-9619, email, or fill out this online form. A program representative will call back to discuss the food delivery plan.

Testing sites. Go to to find free COVID-19 tests in Philadelphia. 


When neighbors look out for each other, everyone is safer. Use the City’s 911, 311 and tip lines, and join a local safety group to stay informed.

Education & Schools

Whether walking your children to a neighborhood school or day care, or watching your high school student take the El downtown, the River Wards have great options for quality education.


Stay healthy with these sources of fresh food, affordable health care, lead and air quality testing, and help for opioid use and addiction.

Find health resources

Answer these ten yes-or-no questions to find programs you might be eligible for.

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Shop Local

Support local businesses and find local resources with NKCDC’s annual Business Directory and Neighborhood Resource Guide.

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Neighborhood Associations

Get involved with your local civic association to hear neighborhood news, plan community events, and weigh in on new development plans.

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Community Events

Get timely information about community events, programs and services in Kensington, Port Richmond & Fishtown. Text “NKCDC” to 833-901-2072 for phone alerts. Or stay connected with newsletters about local events, arts activities and business opportunities.

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Featured Community Member

In Memory of Ms. Myra

Elmira Smith, known to everyone as Ms. Myra, lived a lifetime of service as a government employee, business owner, block captain, civic association representative, neighbor, and friend.

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Cleaning & Greening

Clean and green neighborhoods improve our physical and mental health. They also just look nice. Join a community cleanup, report illegal dumping and enjoy some of the area’s great green spaces!

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Community Connectors

NKCDC’s Community Connector program builds on the skills and interests of residents by connecting people to tools, guidance, and a network to improve themselves and their community.

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Can’t find what you’re looking for?

Contact Jessica Hoffman at 215-427-0350 x103 or