Student and Family Support
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 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
Drive-Thru Contactless Food Distribution
**All food will be distributed at Kernsville Elementary School 5051 Kernsville Road, Orefield**
TUESDAY, JULY 12TH – 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
TUESDAY, AUGUST 9TH – 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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.
www.teamchildren.org - a charitable, non-profit organization with a mission of closing the digital divide
Emergency Rental Assistance Program - Spring/Fall 2021
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:
- 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
- Completed Landlord portion of Application
- Proof of ownership of property (deed, insurance, taxes, etc.)
- W9 Form
** Please attached all required documentation to digital application.
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
- 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
- PA Mental Health Resources Guide
- Coping with Stress
- World Health Organization: Healthy at Home-Mental Health WHO - Healthy At Home - Mental Health
- CDC managing stress around COVID-19 CDC - Coping and Managing Stress and Anxiety
- Mental Health in PA PA DHS - Mental Health Services