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Help for the Community

Woodward Township Police serving the public

DINNSTOWN — The Woodward Township Police Department has issued a press release to let township residents know they are committed to continuing to provide police services to the public during this COVID-19 pandemic.

Officers will continue to answer calls for service and enforce traffic regulations. However, they will be taking more reports over the phone instead of in person, will talk to folks from a little farther away using “social distancing guidelines, ask people to step outside in the open air to talk and politely decline a friendly handshake.

They are taking these precautionsin order to limit unnecessary exposure of officers and the public to the virus and ask that everyone follow local, state and federal suggestions in dealing with COVID-19 and to be mindful of their own health and safety as well as the health and safety of others.

Porter Township free hot lunches extended

LAMAR — Free hot lunch to all students 18 and under within the Porter Township (Clinton County) area is available Monday through Friday, March 30 through April 3, and maybe longer, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Porter Township Community Building, 216 Spring Run Road, Lamar (the old school). Please go to the South side door of the building, look for signs.

SPCA offers help during COVID-19 pandemic

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 distribution

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven Salvation Army is offering the pantry program, including senior boxes, operating on Tuesdays and Fridays (excluding Good Friday) 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 is also offs 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 a.m. to 11 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 lunches for kids

JERSEY SHORE — The Jersey Shore Area School District will be providing meals for all children ages 18 and younger from now through Friday, March 27 every weekday.

These meals will be distributed from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. from Avis Elementary, Jersey Shore Area Elementary and Salladasburg Elementary. The children must be present to receive the meals.

KCSD offering free meals to children

LOCK HAVEN — The Keystone Central School District is offering free breakfast and lunch for all children of the community at six locations — Central Mountain Middle School, Robb Elementary School, Liberty-Curtin Elementary School, Woodward Elementary School, Renovo Elementary School and Sugar Valley Fire Company. The meals will be distributed by drive-through or walk-up for all children ages 1-18 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays. Children will receive seven breakfast meals and seven lunch meals per 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 YMCA’s.

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. You may 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 your hot meal and bagged sandwich style meal.

If you or someone you know cannot get out to pick up a meal, we are also delivering meals five days per week to Jersey Shore, Avis, Woolrich, Salladasburg and small outlying locations. In order to receive this service, you must call Heather at 570-560-5644 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. to sign up (24 hours notice is appreciated). There will be limited contact as we will leave meals on your porch or any safe location as able.

The New Love Center is also partnering with the Central PA Food Bank to offer the following pop-up food pantry distributions:

Location change from last week: Drive through pop-up food pantry on Thursday’s from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Step Inc. Parking Lot. The address is 124 E. Walnut St. in Lock Haven. No pre-registration is needed, just bring a form of ID. This will continue every Thursday until further notice.

This weeks distribution at The Renovo Fire Department has been changed to Thursday at 3 p.m. This will be located at the Renovo Fire Department. No pre-registration is needed, just bring a form of ID. Check back next week for more updates.

Roads to Peace: Providing Services to the Community

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 570-748-9509 to reach a counselor/advocate.

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