Food/Internet/Housing and Unemployment
Families that receive free/reduced lunch will be receiving a Pandemic EBT debit card from the Department of Human Services. This will allow families to purchase food over the summer.
The HTSD Education Foundation launched the Helping Neighbors Covid-19 Relief Fund to support district students and their families with immediate help. The need is great, more funds are absolutely needed and 100% of what is raised for this appeal will be distributed to those in need. You can find more information here: https://haverfordedfoundation.
SUMMER MEALS LOCATOR
Nutritious free meals are available for children and teens 18 and younger at many locations throughout the summer while school is out of session. You can use any of the following methods to locate sites that serve free meals to children beginning in mid-June.
Call 1-866-3Hungry (1-866-348-6479) or 1-877-8Hambre (1-877-842-6273
Text “FOOD” or “COMIDA” to 877877 during the summer months
Visit the website: www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks (Type in your address and a list of nearby locators will be shown)
Use the site locator for smartphones- Rangeapp.org
Emergency Food Assistance Available During Coronavirus Mitigation
Individuals who are out of work due to the coronavirus can seek emergency food assistance at local food banks. Many food banks, pantries, shelters and soup kitchens are offering special drive-through services to limit close personal contact.
Families can apply for Free & Reduced Lunch on our website link here.
Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer for Free and Reduced Students - The federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020 provides benefits, referred to as Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT), to families of school-aged children who would
have otherwise received free or reduced-priced meals if it were not for school closures.
A list of food banks and additional guidance from the Department of Agriculture is available here.
Food And Nutrition Programs In Delaware County:
During the COVID-19 pandemic, The County of Delaware Services for the Aging (COSA) and Community Transit are partnering to offer seniors an alternative to in-person grocery shopping. Community Transit drivers are available to get grocery lists and payment from seniors and shop and deliver their items. Seniors can stay safely in their homes. The cost of the shopping and delivery will be subsidized by COSA. To contact Community Transit for this service, please call 215-900-2519 or email GroceryDropOff@CTDelco.org
Affordable Internet at Home for Eligible Households:
Free and Low Cost Internet Assistance for Eligible Households:
Coronavirus resources from the National Housing Conference:
Community Action of Delaware County Emergency line: (610) 874-8451
Unemployment Compensation Information:
Workers in Pennsylvania who are impacted by COVID-19 may be eligible for Unemployment and Workers’ Compensation benefits. Unemployment compensation claims should be submitted online for faster processing.
You may be eligible if:
Your employer temporarily closes or goes out of business because of COVID-19;
Your employer reduces your hours because of COVID-19;
You have been told not to work because your employer feels you might get or spread COVID-19; or
You have been told to quarantine or self-isolate, or live/work in a county under government-recommended mitigation efforts.
Applying online is the fastest and easiest way to get started. You can find call center hours and other vital info at www.uc.pa.gov; learn all UC benefit requirements by visiting the self-service guide; or use UC LiveChat.