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Please read the school board policy on how to distribute electronic flyers to our families about recreational opportunities.    Please submit your  electronic flyer for approval using this form, Parkland School District Flyer Distribution Form, at least 2 weeks prior to when you would like to have it posted/distributed electronically.  Flyers/Information for programs/events/activities that are not school-sponsored must include the following disclaimer, “The Parkland School District does not sponsor or sanction this program/event/activity.”
Parkland School District Flyer Distribution Form

Summer 2020 Food Resources

Please note the Summer 2020 food distribution schedule as follows:

5-6 pm at Kernsville Elementary School (Parkland CARES distribution) on the following days:

June 9 & 23

July 7 &21

Aug 4 & 18

and 

4:30 – 5:30 PM at Orefield Middle School (Parkland School District distribution) on the following days:

July 14

August 11

Parkland C.A.R.E.S. Food Pantry

Location:  5074 Kernsville Road, Unit #4, Orefield, PA 18069

Phone: 484-707-1133 Email: inquiry@parklandcaresfp.org

Summer Hours of Operation (Beginning in June 2020)

Drive-Thru Contactless Food Distribution

**All food will be distributed at Kernsville Elementary School  5051 Kernsville Road, Orefield**

June 9th and 23rd 5:00p-6:00p

July 7th and 21st 5:00p-6:00p

August 4th and 18th 5:00p-6:00p

Check website for updates and details: https://parklandcaresfp.org/

**Beginning July 2020, families are required to show ID and fill out intake forms.

All information is kept strictly confidential.**

Year-round Resources

Mental Health Resources

  • Greater Lehigh Valley Warmline 6:00 AM – 2:00 AM, 7 days a week: 610-820-8451
  •  Statewide Support & Referral Helpline: 1-855-284-2494. For TTY, dial 724-631-5600
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio: 888-628-9454
  • Crisis Text Line: Text “PA” to 741-741
  • Safe2Say: 1-844-723-2729 or www.safe2saypa.org
  • Veteran Crisis Line: 800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Disaster Distress Helpline: 800-985-5990
  • Get Help Now Hotline (for substance use disorders) 800-662-4357
  • Pennsylvania Sexual Assault Helpline – 888-772-7227
  • National Domestic Violence Helpline – 800-799-7233

Parkland Food Assistance

Parkland School District makes snack packs for families needing assistance during the school year. If you have a Parkland student who needs food assistance, please email ParklandREACH@parklandsd.org or call 610-351-5753 with your particular circumstance and the Parkland School District Food Outreach Team will respond.  Please be sure to include your student’s name.

Additional Food Bank Resources in our Community 

Parkland C.A.R.E.S. Food Pantry 5074 Kernsville Road, Unit #4, Orefield, PA 18069 Phone: 484-707-1133 Email: katrina@parklandcaresfp.org
https://parklandcaresfp.org/

Jordan Lutheran Church 5103 Snowdrift Road, Orefield, PA 18069 Phone: (610) 395-5912
First and third Monday of the month, 9-11 AM.
First Wednesday of the month, 6-7 PM.
Anyone in need should call the number above to confirm pick-up is available.

St Paul's United Church of Christ 1249 Trexlertown Rd, Trexlertown, PA 18087 Phone: (610) 395-4571 Every Tuesdays from 10.00am to 12 noon. Call first to ensure pick-up is still available.  Must show proof of residency in Lehigh County.

Union Lutheran Church Free Little Pantry 5500 PA-873, Schnecksville, PA 18078 Phone: (610) 767-6884 www.ulclv.org.  The food and personal items located in the “Free Little Pantry” are available for free anytime of the day and night. It’s located in the parking lot outside the main entrance.

Family Promise of Lehigh Valley 

Neighborhood Health Centers of the Lehigh Valley - a coordinated system of primary care for the uninsured or underinsured

COMPASS - Commonwealth of PA Access to Social Services - cash assistant, energy assistance, food stamps, health coverage, home-based and long-term care

Healthcare Coverage - local assistance in selecting healthcare plans

www.teamchildren.org - a charitable, non-profit organization with a mission of closing the digital divide

www.everyoneon.org - low-cost Wi-Fi