Coronavirus Resources

During the school closures due to the coronavirus, schools can opt to continue providing free meals to low-income children.

Below is our attempt at a comprehensive listing in both Bucks and Montgomery Counties. If you have an addition, please email dgross@shelly-lyons.com. Please confirm these plans with the district before traveling as these locations may be subject to changing conditions.

Below is a list of resources/locations:

Bucks County Resources and Information

Montgomery County Resources and Information

Free school lunch information:

Bucks County

Bensalem Township School District is offering free bagged grab-and-go breakfast and lunch to any child 18 younger starting Tuesday March 17 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Vegetarian options are available. Details are here.

Bristol Borough School District:  Children will be able to access breakfast and lunch courtesy of the Bristol Borough School District starting on Tuesday, March 17th. Meals will be available at both the high school and elementary buildings between the hours of 11:00AM and 1:00PM. Details here.

Centennial School District: Beginning on Wednesday, March 18, our Food Service Department will be serving lunch and breakfast for the next day at various locations in the community.  This service will be provided Monday – Friday.  The schedule will be as follows:

Maple Street Park – 11:20-11:50 a.m.
Szymanek Park – 12:00-12:30 p.m.
Crooked Billet – 12:40-1:10 p.m.
They will continue to serve breakfast from 8:00-9:00 a.m. and lunch from 12:00-1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday at McDonald Elementary School from a mobile truck located at the front of the building.  All meals will be free to kids 18 and under. More information is here.

Beginning Monday, March 16, Central Bucks School District will be administering a food assistance program for those families who are currently enrolled in the free and reduced lunch program. Detailed instructions on this program may be found here.

Morrisville School District will provide free lunches for students starting Monday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. inside the high school cafeteria, 550 W. Palmer Ave. Details are here.

Neshaminy School District is pleased to announce that starting tomorrow (Monday, March 16), our Food Services Department will be offering free meals to all students enrolled in the Free & Reduced Lunch Program meal plan starting Monday, March 16. Two bagged “grab and go” meals (breakfast & lunch) will be provided to each student. School district parents/guardians should have received an email with details.

Palisades School Districts have announced plans to offer grab-and-go meals during the two week closure. District resources are here.

Pennridge School District ALL Pennridge students enrolled in the Free & Reduced Lunch Program on regular school days
during the district-wide closure associated with COVID-19. BEGINNING TUESDAY MARCH 17 – Breakfast and Lunch meals will be available for pickup between 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Pennridge High School. Distribution is based on the student’s last name. Details are here.

Beginning Tuesday March 17, Pennsbury School District students will be provided free pre-bagged meals will be available through a drive-through location at the Pennsbury High School East bus dock, 705 Hood Blvd., Falls, weekdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Details at the Pennsbury COVID-19 Resource Center.

Quakertown Community School District has a list of resources including food sites (in both English and Spanish) here.

 

Montgomery County

Cheltenham School District: If you know of a family struggling with food insecurity, please contact Dr. Cheryl Horsey (215-881-6333 or chorsey@cheltenham.org). Dr. Horsey and the Office of Student Services are reaching out to families who may be in need of such resources. The district is distributing food bags to our most in-need families on Wednesday, March 18 and 25 at the Administration Building (2000 Ashbourne Rd., Elkins Park, PA 19027) More information here.

Colonial School District is partnering with the Colonial Neighborhood Council, Meals on Wheels and several dining establishments to provide breakfast and lunch to our students who participate in our Free and Reduced Lunch Program for the next two weeks. Families are being contacted with specific details. ​More information here.

Jenkintown School District: With the assistance of the Jenkintown Home and School Association and our food provider (METZ), we will be distributing bagged food for a week’s worth of  meals for breakfasts and lunches on Wednesday, March 18 and Wednesday, March 25. Learn more here.

Lower Moreland School District: Beginning Monday, families can pick up a daily lunch for their child/children in a non-congregate setting. Therefore, during the closure, between the hours of 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Monday – Friday), families may use a drive-by service in the Murray Ave. front parking lot to pick up a bagged lunch that includes the following: protein, grain, fruit, vegetable, and milk. Details are here.

Norristown Area School District On Wednesday, March 18, and again on Wednesday, March 25, “grab and go” meal bags will be available for pick up at Gotwals Elementary School and Norristown Area High School beginning at 9:30 am. Details are here.

Perkiomen Valley School District: BEGINNING MONDAY MARCH 16 – Breakfast and lunch will be available for pickup between 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Perkiomen Valley High School and Schwenksville Elementary School as a drive-through service.Please RSVP your participation using this formRead more here.

Pottsgrove School District: Meals will be available each day for all students, with the exception of Saturday and Sunday, beginning Tuesday, March 17th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at both West Pottsgrove Elementary School and Lower Pottsgrove Elementary School.  More information is here.

Pottstown School District: Details on the district’s efforts to provide students with food may be found here.

Springfield Township School District: Food service via Grab and Go breakfast and lunch will be available at the Middle School Cafeteria from 9-11:00 am beginning Wednesday, March 18th and continuing for each weekday that schools are closed. This service is intended for SD of Springfield Township families in need.

Upper Dublin School District: Our Food Services Department has provided food to alternate locations so that our students and their families can have nutritional food and meals. Details are here (scroll down to page 2).

Upper Merion School District:  On Tuesday 3/17/20 and Thursday 3/19/20 meals can be picked up at Bridgeport Elementary School from either 11:30 am-1:00 pm or 4:30 pm-6:00 pm. If you are driving, please join the car line along the front of the building on Bush Street. If you are walking, please join the line in the back circle of the building on Grove Street. Any children from 0-18 years old are eligible and will receive two grab and go breakfast meals and two grab and go lunches. The following week we will be distributing in the same manner on Monday 3/23/20, Wednesday 3/25/20 and Friday 3/27/20.  More details are here.

Upper Perkiomen School District: Any UPSD family in need of assistance with meals during this school closure (or beyond) should contact The Open Link directly at its Penn Street location: 452 Penn Street Pennsburg, PA 18073.  215-679-4112, info@theopenlink.org

Internet Acccess: 

Comcast essentials is offering two months of free home internet service to low-income families.