All about Zia


Our Team

Our Mission


Zia is staffed by generous and caring volunteers who ensure our programs run

smoothly and provide nutritious and delicious food to Philadelphia schoolchildren. Head to our Contact Us page if you wish to volunteer, donate or partner with Zia, Inc.



Our Mission


Zia was started in 2015 when its founder partnered with a local elementary

school to cook for families in need. Zia has expanded to opening a food bank in

that same school, providing 8-10 meals a month to almost forty member families.

We have recently launched a Breakfast in the Classroom program and continue

to expand our reach.


Our Mission

Our Mission

Our Mission

Children who face food insecurity do not perform as well in school as their food-

secure counterparts. Zia (which means “auntie” in Italian) is a charitable

organization that aims to combat the food insecurity of children in an urban

educational setting so they have even more tools to get a great education,

launching them into successful and happy lives.

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Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.

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