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Mission

At FRIEDA, we believe everyone’s lives are richer if they connect with people of other generations. So we’ve created a space where people of all ages and backgrounds can meet, eat, drink, share, learn, and create. A serene setting where everyone is treated equally: with respect and kindness.

Stop by for coffee and fresh-baked pastries, like our signature almond cake. Come for breakfast or lunch made from sustainable, locally sourced ingredients. And indulge in cookies and preserves thoughtfully prepared by David, our Parisian-trained chef, and a multi-generational team from neighborhoods across the city. Join a drawing class, social media workshop, language class, film screening, bridge club – or even start an activity of your own.

And while you’re here, know that any money you spend at FRIEDA helps us create fair-wage jobs for people of all generations – many of them retired, but still needing to work to make ends meet – as well as support our Outreach Community Program.

All we ask is that you have an open mind. And treat the space, our team and each other with respect.

Discover what FRIEDA can be for you.

FRIEDA in numbers

*until April 30, 2021

26,000

Muffins donated to soup kitchens, senior and community centers, hospitals

10 / 20

Languages spoken / Cultural diversity of FRIEDA team

683

Free online activities during the pandemic

23,530

Paid hours for employees over 50+

62

Professional opportunities for artists, writers, musicians, performers

75

Nonprofits supported through donations, discounts

5,600

$ raised for STAMP (Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance)

7,000

Volunteer hours nurturing the FRIEDA “community”

17,000

Attendees for activities, events, workshops

10,872

$ raised by patrons during the pandemic for FRIEDA staff