Community Services

SHOES for Shore reopens

JERSEY SHORE — SHOES for SHORE reopened on Saturday, June 20 from 10 a.m. to noon. SHOES for SHORE supplies shoes to underprivileged children up to age 17 at no cost. They are located in room 101 of the Tiadaghton Valley Mall, 701 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore.

All clients must wear masks and bring the children’s insurance cards to register. They ask families to wait in the hallway as they serve one family at a time. They look forward to serving the community Saturday and in the coming months.

Centre YMCA hosting soup


BELLEFONTE — Every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to noon, Bellefonte YMCA of Centre County’s anti Hunger program will host a soup drive-through at the Bellefonte YMCA. Meals will be distributed behind the building in the municipal parking lot.

This service is for senior citizens and veterans in need of food during these unprecedented times. Volunteers from the Centre County District Attorney’s Office, the Bellefonte Police Department, and the Centre County Sheriff’s Department will be helping distribute meals. For more information, call the YMCA at 814-342-0889.

Drop and Go Lunch Program

PLEASANT GAP — The YMCA Drop and Go Lunch Program has added Pleasant Gap Elementary to its list of distribution points. Lunches will be served in the front of the building.

In addition to Pleasant Gap Elementary, the meals are served from noon to 1 p.m. at the following locations: YMCA in Bellefonte, Logan Fire Company, Beaver Farms, Governor’s Gate Apartments, Continental Courts (playground pavilion) and Marion-Walker Elementary.

Each day the bag will contain a lunch and an evening snack for every child.

SPCA offers help during COVID-19


LOCK HAVEN — The Clinton County SPCA offering help with pet food and supplies to anyone who may need it. Call (570) 748-4756 or private message the SPCA on their Facebook page “Clinton County S.P.C.A.”

Please do not come to the shelter. Please call or private message us to make pick up arrangements.

Salvation Army offers food box


LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven Salvation Army is offering the pantry program, including senior boxes, operating on Tuesdays and Fridays from 9 to 11 a.m., but will be distributed at the front of The Salvation Army building, 119 E. Church St. Lock Haven. Clients will receive instructions for picking up the food. The Salvation Army also offers Pastoral Prayer by Captains Dan and Holly Johnson (570) 748-2951; monthly Senior Food Pantry Distribution on second and third Tuesday of the month 9 to11 a.m.; and utility, heating and rental assistance.

Free lunch and supper

FLEMINGTON — Flemington Goodwill Hose and Babe Ruth Baseball is serving free lunch and supper every day from noon to 6 p.m. to anyone in need at The Red Eye Center. Delivery may be an option for those who cannot pick up meal. Call Mike at 570-786-1343 from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.

JSSD offers free food for kids

JERSEY SHORE — The Jersey Shore Area School District will be providing meals for all children ages 18 and younger every week.

Meals will be distributed every Monday and Thursday at Avis Elementary School, Jersey Shore Area Elementary School, and Salladasburg Elementary School from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Children will receive seven breakfasts and seven lunches each week.

Centre YMCA offers free food to kids

BELLEFONTE –While schools are closed, the YMCA of Centre County is offering free lunches and evening snacks from noon to 1 p.m. at the Bellefonte, State College and Moshannon Valley YMCAs.

New Love Center offers free take-out meals

JERSEY SHORE — The New Love Center Cafe, 1407 Allegheny St, Jersey Shore, is offering take-out meals free of charge to all members of the community. Come to the Cafe between the hours of 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday using the Glover Street entrance to pick up a hot meal and bagged sandwich meal.

The center will be holding food distributions in three areas during the pandemic including:

— In Jersey Shore at 229 S. Broad St. the second and fourth Fridays of the month from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 3 p.m.

— In Lock Haven at the STEP Inc. office, 124 Walnut St. beginning at 2 p.m. every other Thursday.

— In Renovo at the Renovo Fire Hall, 230 11th St., at 2 p.m. every other Friday.

For further information about the distributions, call (570) 772-3275.

Roads to Peace providing services

LOCK HAVEN — Roads to Peace, formerly the Clinton County Women’s Center is continuing to provide all services offered, remotely due to COVID-19. Services include a 24-hour hotline, safe shelter, options/empowerment counseling, support groups, legal advocacy, youth advocacy, outreach, medical advocacy, LGBTQ+ advocacy, referral information, community/school education, training and much more. All services are free and confidential. Please call the hotline at (570) 48-9509 to reach a counselor/advocate.

Lycoming/Clinton Mental Health and intellectual Disabilities

The Lycoming/Clinton Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities is available to citizens of Clinton and Lycoming counties who are feeling lonely, isolated, depressed or overwhelmed during these times of uncertainty. All resources are free.

Social Distancing doesn’t have to mean Social Isolation. If you or someone you know is feeling overwhelmed, stressed out, depressed or isolated during this time of uncertainty there are resources where you can turn for help.

— Lycoming/Clinton Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities 24 hrs. Crisis Intervention Hotline, Lycoming County 570-326-7895; Clinton County 570-748-2262; Toll Free 800-525-7938 — Center for Community Resources/ Dept. Of Human Services 24-hour Crisis Intervention Hotline 1-855-284-2494 TTY 1-724-631-5600.

— National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1(800)273-Talk(8255).

— Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA) Disaster Distress Line Toll free 1-800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746.

— Crisis Text Line Text “PA” to 741741.

–Optum Public Crisis Line 866-342-6892.


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