COVID-19 Parent Resource Letter

April 2020

Dear Parents/Caregivers,


We realize this is a difficult time for many in our community and supporting our Pennsbury families is a priority. Below is a list of essential resources in Lower Bucks with their current operating statuses for Bucks County residents.


If you are unsure of where to start, call 211. All you need to do is dial 211 from your phone OR text your zip code to 898211, or visit uwp.org/211gethelp. A caring resource specialist is there to assist you 24/7, 365, free of charge.



If you need any additional support and/or resources, please let us know. We are in this together!


Should you need to reach out to the Pennsbury social worker assigned to your child's school, please see the directory at the end of this letter.

Mental Health

Bucks County COVID-19 Behavioral Health Helpline


  • 1-800-399-5681
  • Available Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm



The Mental Health Support Line can be reached toll-free, 24/7 at 1-855-284-2494. Callers will be able to speak with staff who are trained in trauma-informed principles and will listen, assess the person’s needs, triage, and refer to other local supports and professionals as needed.

Childcare

Childcare during the day is available through the YMCA for all essential workers. For more info, please contact Ryan Hazelett, rhazelett@ymcabucks.org or visit ymcabucks.org/here4U
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Safe2Say Something

Safe2Say Something is a youth violence prevention program run by the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General. The program teaches youth and adults how to recognize warning signs and signals, especially within social media, from individuals who may be a threat to themselves or others and to “say something” BEFORE it is too late.

Open Food Pantries

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Christ the King Orthodox Church Food Pantry

465 Main Street

Tullytown, PA 19007

Ph: 215-945-2886

Call for an appointment

Emergency Relief Association of Lower Bucks County

1700 Woodbourne Road

Levittown, PA 19054

Ph: 215-547-1676

Monday 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wednesday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Website Link

Faith Baptist Church

1515 Wister Road

Fairless Hills, PA 19030

215-946-7550

Tuesday: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Wednesday: 8:30 pm -9:30 pm

Sunday: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Website

Mary's Cupboard at Saint Michael the Archangel Church

100 Levittown Parkway

Levittown, PA 19054

Ph: 215-945-2550

Monday 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon
Wednesday 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon

Please call for an appointment or if you need service outside of listed hours

Website

Martha’s Cupboard at St. Frances Cabrini

325 South Oxford Valley Road

Fairless Hills, PA 19030

Ph: 215-946-4040

Saturday, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Website

Morrisville Presbyterian Church

Open, pre-packed bags of groceries distributed outside 7

71 N. Pennsylvania Avenue

Morrisville, PA 19067 Ph: 215-295-4191

Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

First Tuesday of each month 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Morrisville Presbyterian Church pantry recipients must be at or below 185% of the poverty level.

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Salvation Army-Levittown

Also have mobile pantry option for elderly and those without transportation

215 Appletree Drive

Levittown, PA 19055

(215) 945-0717

Monday-Friday 10am-12pm, 1-2pm

Need license and piece of mail with your address on it

Bucks County Community College Farmers Market

Every Friday from 12-1pm

Lower Bucks Campus of Bucks County Community College

1304 Veteran's Highway

Bristol, PA 19007

Christian Life Center

Sunday's from 1-3 anyone can pull up and pop their trunk

3100 Galloway Rd.

Bensalem, PA 19020

Catholic Social Services

100 Levittown Pkwy.

Levittown, PA 19054

(215) 945-2550

Contact Person Kelly Logan


** Free Diaper Pantry and food at this time**


  • Has to be family initiated/family must call them to provide intake information

  • An appointment must be made (appointments are made in 15-minute intervals)

  • Appointments are scheduled once per week

  • They need ages of children and sizes of diapers for any child 3 years and younger

  • If the family needs food as well, they will need total number in family/household, whether or not there are any food allergies and if there are any pets in the home

  • They serve families with transportation barriers but any other delivery options would be appreciated and would take some of the burden off of their staff

  • School Social Worker can pick-up for families who have a transportation barrier, just give your name when you ring the bell, show ID and give the name of the family you are picking up for

  • They are also serving Grandparents right now (typically parents of the children only) due to the crisis of COVID-19

  • They are open from 9:00am--1:00pm during COVID-19 crisis

  • Pick-up address is: Catholic Social Services, 100 Levittown Pkwy., Levittown, PA 19054

Places to Donate Non-Perishables, Canned Goods & Fresh Baked Items

Emergency Relief Association of Lower Bucks

Wednesday & Friday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

1700 Woodbourne Road
Levittown, PA 19054
215-547-1676

Family Service Association of Bucks County

Thursday & Friday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

4 Cornerstone Drive
Langhorne, PA 19047
215-757-6916 x225 or x259

Harvest Ministries - Cornwells United Methodist Church

Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

2284 Bristol Pike
Bensalem, PA 19020
215-639-0436

Lester Bahrt Pantry (Formerly Loaves & Fishes Pantry) - First United Methodist Church

Wednesday & Thursday 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM

840 Trenton Road
Fairless Hills, PA 19030
215-946-5800

Salvation Army of Lower Bucks

Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon, and 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

215 Appletree Drive
Levittown, PA 19055
215-945-0717

Need More Help or Information? Reach out to the social worker in your student's building

Tom Bick

Village Park Academy

tbick@pennsburysd.org

267-881-3997 cell


Julie Gartner

Pennsbury High School

jgartner@pennsburysd.org

267-228-8599 cell


Megan Hough

William Penn, Afton, Eleanor Roosevelt

mhough@pennsburysd.org

215-428-4100 ext. 10256



Tahira N. Jackson

Charles Boehm, Penn Valley, Walt Disney

tjackson@pennsburysd.org

267-461-2522 cell


Tammy Kehan

Edgewood, Fallsington, Manor, Makefield

Tkehan@pennsburysd.org

215-630-7424 cell


Noelle Murphy

Pennwood, Oxford Valley, Quarry Hill

nmurphy@pennsburysd.org

215-428-4100 ext 40123

215-429-9596 cell


Katie Snyder

Pennsbury High School

csnyder3@pennsburysd.org

215-459-8438