Welcome To EPX
EPX spans Broad to 6th, Tasker to Snyder and aims to provide a forum for our neighborhood to have voice and visibility in how the community develops, to bring folks together who have an interest in improving the quality of life in our public spaces, while celebrating the diverse and vibrant character of the neighborhood.
Latest News and Events
July 21: Meet and Greet at Urban Jungle
EPX Clean Up Day – Saturday, July 26
Join the EPX Beatification Committee on Saturday, July 26 at 9AM to help clean up the neighborhood!
EPX Summer Meet & Greets SAVE THE DATES
The first Summer “Meet and Greet” of 2014 will be held on Sunday, June 29th from 3-6pm at Fountain Porter! (1601 S. 10th Street)
August will see Little Babies Ice Cream deliver to EPX some of their sweetest treats…where and when to follow soon.
Join your friends and neighbors at these events and talk to leaders of YOUR civic and help drive the direction of the committees that drive the civic!
DETAILS TO FOLLOW!
New Hotline Helps Families Find Free Summer Meals for Children
From Councilman Squilla:
As many of you know, summer can be a tough time for families with children in Philadelphia. During the school year, tens of thousands of low-income students rely on free or reduced-price meals at school. But when school is out, many of these children face higher risks of hunger and malnutrition during the summer months.
No child should go hungry in Philadelphia this summer. There are over 1,000 places—recreation centers, churches, community organizations, parks—that offer free meals to kids and teens.
Summer meals are free to kids 18 and under. There is no registration or ID required, and there are no income requirements in most areas of the city.
• To find a summer meals site near you:
Call the Philly Summer Meals Hotline: 1-855-252-MEAL, a free hotline operated by the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger
• Text “MealPA” to 877877
• Visit www.hungercoalition.org.
Please share this valuable information with families in your community. Together, we can ensure our children get the nutritious food they need, so they can stay healthy all summer long.
Mark F. Squilla
Councilman First District
EPX Community Gardens Acquires Grant From Fiskars
East Passyunk Crossing Civic Association in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has been working for the betterment of their community for over 7 years. The new garden will help the community in many ways, first by providing a green space where community members can grow produce and flowers, to help feed their families. The garden will also provide a beautiful, natural, peaceful environment where members of the community can congregate, socialize and host events. Donations from the shared gardens will go directly to neighborhood members that cannot afford healthy foods on their own.
More News To Come…