Join us on Zoom Sunday, November 22nd for our first VIRTUAL Empty Bowl Dinner!

Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network (PIHN) and Arcadia University cordially invite you to the 2020 Empty Bowl Dinner. As PIHN’s signature event and favorite of the Northwest Philadelphia region, the Empty Bowl Dinner combines the warmth of community and a hearty meal for the purpose of raising support of our mission.

This year’s dinner will be hosted virtually on Zoom,
as we navigate the execution of the Empty Bowl Dinner under the social distancing guidelines put in place by the CDC. However, we are happy to share that our virtual Empty Bowl will feature our dinner host, Mike McGrath of WLVT/PBS39′s radio show “You Bet Your Garden”, The 2020 Empty Bowl Dinner Cookbook, raffles, a silent clay-artist auction, and the gifting of a beautifully restored car to a PIHN family!

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Click Here to Join Our Virtual Bowl Auction!



Make a Difference to Support Northeast Philadelphia Households in Crisis!

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Since the COVID-19 outbreak, PIHN and many other Northeast Philadelphia social service organizations have received hundreds of requests for help from hard working households experiencing layoffs, working fewer hours, making less income, and requiring more food and material support.

Click Here to Donate or Learn More
About PIHN’s Northeast Philadelphia COVID Relief Fund


Are you interested in signing up for PIHN’s Diaper and Food Distribution? Please click here for details about our Saturday services!



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Offering Solutions & Services Toward:

Homelessness Prevention, Housing, Shelter, and Advocacy


The problem of family homelessness is complex.

A large number of factors that are often out of our control such as job loss and health crises can easily change the financial status of an otherwise stable family. And it’s a growing problem. On any night of the year in Philadelphia, an estimated 1,000 to 1,300 children and their families are homeless.

With the worsening economy, families are finding themselves unable to make their rent or mortgage payments. And Philadelphia’s shelter system is stretched beyond capacity. Unfortunately, there is no simple solution or quick fix. Ending homelessness requires holistic approach that begins with meeting immediate needs, and extends further to alleviate the root causes and help families achieve lasting independence. Our approach is highly effective. 92% of our families have succeeded in permanently overcoming homelessness.

Currently, Northeast Philadelphia has the second highest eviction rate in the city with more than 5,700 School District students living without a permanent place to call home last year. PIHN has recently put a fund together specifically to target preventing homelessness before it begins.

Find more information on our

Homelessness Prevention Program.