Help for the Community
Centre YMCA hosting soup drive-throughs
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 Sherriff’s Department will be helping distribute meals. For more information, call the YMCA at 814-342-0889.
Progress Grange to provide weekend food bags
CENTRE HALL — Progress Grange, in conjunction with YMCA and Penns Valley Hope Fund, will be distribution weekend food bags to families and meals to seniors and veterans Fridays from noon to 2 p.m. at 217 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Centre Hall.
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 pavillion) and Marion-Walker Elementary.
Each day the bag will contain a lunch and an evening snack for every child.
St. Paul’s Food Pantry open May 27
MILL HALL — The Food Pantry at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 6220 Nittany Valley Drive, Mill Hall, will distribute food again for the residents of the Mill Hall, Lamar area on May 27 from 9-11 a.m.
Because of Covid-19, Food Bank volunteers will be taking extra precautions for everyone’s safety. If you would like to receive food, please be prepared to stay in your vehicle. Someone will assist you.
To make the distribution run smoothly, we ask that people time their arrival in the following way: those whose last names begin with A through F, please arrive at 9 a.m.; G through L at 9:30 a.m.; M through R at 10 a.m.; S through Z at 10:30 a.m. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation and understanding.
The St. Paul’s Food Pantry is a ministry of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, in partnership with the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank. It is a privilege to lend a helping hand up to our neighbors during these difficult times. For questions call 570-726-7460.
Porter Twp. Lunches for Kids
Porter Township Activity Committee (PTAC) will continue serving hot lunches to kids 18 and under until May 22. Lunches can be picked up at the Porter Twp. Community Building located at 216 Spring Run Road, Lamar. The times have changed to 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.Monday through Friday.
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 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.
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. 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 distrubtions 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 570-748-9509 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 hr. 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