Our Choice Food Cupboards provides users the opportunity to enter the Cupboard and select the items they need. At any given time of year, available items include fresh, frozen and other perishable items along with canned goods and staples.


As a community based, Social Service agency, GACM provides emergency rent and utility assistance. Let us help you resolve your housing crisis.


Financial Assistance 

GACM gives small cash grants to eligible residents. Residents who are experiencing a resolvable crisis and have exhausted public resources will be considered for a grant, which is awarded once in a 24-month period. Areas of assistance include but are not limited to:

1.    Rent and Mortgage Payments

2.    Security Deposits

3.    Medications and Medicare

4.    Utility Payments

Energy Assistance

As a Neighborhood Energy Center, GACM helps consumers keep their utilities on and affordable. We provide a coordinated and comprehensive approach to energy and related problems for low and moderate-income consumers. Our one-stop-shop of services includes:


1. Fuel assistance (LIHEAP, UESF, emergency oil, and other third-party programs).

2. Conservation (Weatherization Assistance Program, Water Conservation Program and energy-related home repair)

3. Information and referral to low-income utility programs such as PECO/CAP /PGW/CRP and WATER/WRAP

4. Education (budget counseling, utility advocacy, and workshops)


With a skilled staff and trained volunteers, GACM provides confidential assessments, counseling and referral services to all Philadelphia residents. Our goal is to provide accurate information that connects people with useful resources.


Social Services      Monday - Wednesday      9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Food Cupboard    Thursdays    10:00 am - 12:00 pm​

[Hours are subject to change. In the case of inclement weather, GACM will close when Philadelphia Public Schools close.]

GACM is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization; (United Way Donor Option #48843

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