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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.”

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Free Meals for all Parkland Students in 2021-22 School Year

Breakfast and lunch are FREE for all Parkland students again this year thanks to a program approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Students will be able to purchase items from the a la carte menu in the cafeteria for items such as snacks and beverages. Visit the Food Service website for more information.

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

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

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

Hours of Operation:

Drive-Thru Contactless Food Distribution

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

Saturday, September 11th, 10:00 – 11:00 AM

Saturday, October 9th, 10:00 – 11:00 AM

Saturday, November 13th 10:00 – 11:00 AM

All dates and times are subject to change due to weather or COVID- 19 restrictions.

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

All families are required to show ID and fill out intake forms.

All information is kept strictly confidential.**

2021 Toys for Tots Signup Events

Events will occur at 144 N. 8th Street Allentown, PA 18101.

Emergency Rental Assistance Program - Spring 2021

Lehigh County

Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) is in place to provide families and individuals financial assistance for rent including: rent, rental arrears, utilities, and home energy costs incurred due, directly, or indirectly, to COVID-19.

Client must be able to prove this financial loss via paystubs, bank statements, unemployment awards letter,  etc.

Click link for Lehigh County Application   – https://form.jotform.com/210596231926154

Documentation needed for Emergency Rental Assistance:

From Tenant:

  • Copy of ID or License
  • Copy of Current Lease
  • Unemployment letter, if on Unemployment
  • Paystubs pre and post COVID
  • Utility Bill showing arrears
  • Completed Application

From Landlord:

  • Completed Landlord portion of Application
  • Proof of ownership of property (deed, insurance, taxes, etc.)
  • W9 Form

               ** Please attached all required documentation to digital application. 

Emergency Broadband Benefit

This program provides qualifying households with up to $50/month off their monthly Wi-Fi Internet bill at home.  Apply online at fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit.


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: inquiry@parklandcaresfp.org 
Website: 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

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