We’re Here to Help
The Patrician Society offers caring, kindness, and compassion to all who come through its doors.
Emergency Food Cupboard
Eligible families may be assisted with a grocery package containing enough non-perishable food for every member of the household to have three meals each day for three days. The first time each calendar year that a family visits the cupboard, the Patrician Society will register all members of the household pending verification of the existence of each member of that household.
Grocery packages are comprised of non-perishable food that is donated all through the year from various sources, including businesses, churches, schools, families, scout groups, and other institutions.
Approximately 30 regular volunteers perform all required tasks including performing family intake evaluations; completing clerical/computer tasks; and bringing in, separating, staging, shelving, re-packaging food.
The food cupboard is open Tuesday and Thursday afternoons year-round and at other times by prior arrangement or occasionally on a “drop-in” basis.
The Patrician Society is regularly involved with the Norristown Hospitality Center, Central Behavioral Health, Catholic Social Services, Montgomery County Personal Navigator Program, Montgomery County Office of Children and Youth, Montgomery County Office of Aging and Adult Services, and others in the sharing of referrals and provision of various services to ensure that all requests are fulfilled.
The H.U.M.A.N.Program (Housing Utilities Medical Aid for Neighbors) provides third-party payments for partial rental or mortgage assistance, heating oil or electric bills, and medical expenses for uninsured or underinsured clients. All such assistance is provided only after families are qualified in terms of financial need.
How to receive assistance
- The Patrician Society requires all prospective recipients to register annually. Each client family is assessed for eligibility for services on a case-by-case basis keeping in mind family income and assets, number of persons in the household, current financial standing, and extraordinary or unusual family circumstances.
- After review, the Patrician Society will allocate available aid resources as equitably and effectively as possible in order to best serve the most clients.
- Our hours for receiving food and other items are Monday – Thursday 8:30am to 4:30pm.