Community and Civic Engagement Community Resources

Food Accessibility

Below is information on how to apply for SNAP Benefits (Food Stamps) and a list of a few food banks/pantries in the local area that are distributing food during this uncertain time. 

SNAP Benefits (Food Stmaps)

https://www.compass.state.pa.us/ or call the SNAP hotline 215-430-0556 (leave a message Mon-Fri 9-5, currently taking about a week to return calls)

Changes are being made daily to distribution methods and hours at food pantries/food banks - Check websites regularly for the most current information!

Feeding America - to find a local food bank in your area

Find Your Local Foodbank

Philabundance

PHILABUNDANCE FOOD MAP

Inter-Faith Food Cupboard

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1250 Easton Road, Roslyn PA 19001
(brick building behind Living Word Lutheran Church)
267-318-0607

Jenkintown Food Cupboard

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328 Summit Avenue, Jenkintown, PA 19046
215-274-5720

*please call or check website for updated information

Seeds of Hope

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Food pantry is operating! Just a little differently than usual until further notice.

Distribution times: Tuesdays and Fridays, 10am-12:30pm
You may drive up to our pantry entrance and receive pre-packed food including any produce, bakery items or meat that we have available. No person-to-person contact! (We ask that you please remain in your vehicles.)

We are following our usual schedule of visiting the pantry every other week dependent on your last name. (Click on the calendar found on the pantry page.) New registrations are welcome.

Beth Sholom Congregation Mitzvah Food Pantry

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8231 Old York Road, Elkins Park, 19027
(Beth Sholom Food Pantry is open and distributes food in their parking lot.)
215-887-1342;
lelenana03@comcast.net
Please call for more details.

Lamott AME Church Food Cupboard

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1505 West Cheltenham Ave, Elkins Park, PA 19027
215-782-1165
Donation and distribution hours: 9 to 11 a.m. every second and fourth Saturday.
Please bring proof of address and picture ID if possible.

Manna on Main Street

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606 E. Main Street, Lansdale, PA 19446
215-855-5454

***As stated above, if you are not local to the Arcadia University campus, use this website (feedingamerica.org) to find a food bank near you!***

Find additional food pantries at https://communityresourceconnects.org/

Informed Donating

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Charity Navigator

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Evaluates nonprofits, has a list of “highly rated” organizations that are raising money to respond to the crisis.

Avoid charity scams:

Free Internet Services

Spectrum

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  1. To take up Spectrum’s offer:

  2. Be a household with a student enrolled in a K-12 school or college

  3. Call 844-488-8395; installation fees will be waived for eligible households

Comcast

  1. Be an eligible “qualified low-income household”

  2. Go to InternetEssentials.com or call 855-846-8376 for English or call 855-765-6995 for Spanish

  3. All new customers will receive “a free self-install kit” with no shipping fee

More than 60 U.S. cable and telecommunications companies (including Comcast, Spectrum, AT&T, CenturyLink, Google Fiber, Mediacom, U.S. Cellular, Verizon and T-Mobile) have promised not to cut off anyone’s broadband or phone service for at least two months for households that are unable to pay their bills amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Philadelphia Zoo Live-Streaming Educational Series

PHILADELPHIA ZOO LIVESTREAMING SERIES

Tune in at 2:00 pm weekdays to virtually interact with animals and zoo staff, while learning about some fascinating creatures!

8 ways to travel the world without leaving your living room

Travel From Home Virtual Experiences

Apply for a Mail-In Ballot

June 2, 2020 is the new date for the Pennsylvania Primary. All voters can now vote by mail!

Learn more at: VotesPA.com

STAY INFORMED about important dates:

  • May 18 - last day to update your voter registration

  • May 26 - last day to apply for a mail-in-ballot

  • June 2, 8:00 pm - deadline to return your voted mail-in ballot