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These resources are specifically for families with children or elderly family members. Resources include where to find food assistance, entertainment, education, and health care services.

 

RESOURCES FOR CHILDREN

Resources for infants and toddlers
Resources for education and entertaining kids at home

 

FOOD ASSISTANCE FOR CHILDREN & FAMILIES:

  • Pittsburgh Public Schools(UPDATED 03/24/20) – Grab & Go lunches for students are available for students in 29 locations around the city.  Please check the website for updates. **Some locations are closed due to the risk of coronavirus exposure. Find the next nearest location to you. Meals will also be provided at these locations:
    • Meals will be distributed between 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Monday, Tuesday and Friday. Multiple meals will be distributed on Tuesday and Friday.

Other School Districts
  • Woodland Hills School District(UPDATED 03/24/20) – Students may receive GRAB and GO Breakfast and Lunch Monday through Friday from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the following locations:
    • District Administration Building located at 531 Jones Ave North Braddock PA 15104; Meals will be distributed to students at the side entrance located next to the parking lot.
    • Rankin School located at 235 Fourth Ave Rankin PA 15104; Meals will be distributed at the front entrance of the building.
    • Woodland Hills Intermediate School located at 7600 Evans Ave Swissvale PA 15218; Meals will be distributed to students from door #2 located to the right of the entrance ramp to the school.
    • Turtle Creek El Steam Academy located at 126 Monroeville Ave Turtle Creek PA 15145; Meals will be distributed to students from door #2 located at the driveway to the right of the front entrance to the school where parents presently pick up and drop off their students.
    • Propel Braddock Hills Elementary School – 10 AM to 12PM, Mondays and Thursdays. Breakfast and Lunch, three days at a time.
    • Students may receive meals at the location that is most convenient to their home. Recipients will get one lunch and one breakfast at the same time, plus additional meals for the weekend on Fridays. The meals are intended to be GRAB and GO.  The facilities will not be open to use as a place to eat the meals.
    • As of 3/23/2020 the State of Pennsylvania stipulates that students need to be present to receive the meal(s). If this changes we will update ASAP
  • Carlynton School District Meal Distribution (UPDATED 3/24/20)
    • Meal distribution will begin Tuesday, March 17, 2020, from 10 am to 11 am at Carnegie Elementary School and Carnegie Borough Building, and from 11 am to 12 noon at Crafton Elementary School

 

RESOURCES FOR ELDERLY/OLDER ADULTS

Age Well Pittsburgh
  • Now offering Meals to Go: Meal pickups will be drive-through only, between 11 am and 2 pm Mondays and Wednesdays at the Darlington entrance of the JCC Kaufmann Building, 5738 Darlington Road, Squirrel Hill, beginning Monday, March 23.
    • On Mondays, we will be providing one hot and one cold meal – covering two days. On Wednesdays, we will be providing one hot and two cold meals – covering three days.
    • Those who are picking up are not to get out of their vehicles. Participants may pick up for a registered spouse but not for friends. If a senior is unable to pick up meals, please contact Home Delivered Meals at 412-350-5460 or Senior Line 412-350-5460 or 1-800-344-4319 (Toll-free)
    • Participants must call into our lunch line at 412-567-1715 by 8 pm the night before the Monday or Wednesday pickup to reserve each week. Please leave your name (and spouse if picking up for them), and if you will be picking up Monday and/or Wednesday.
    • If you have questions, please leave a message on the on the lunch reservation line, 412-567-1715, and we will call you back. *We regret that we are unable to accommodate walk-ins or to register new clients at this time.
Area Agency on Aging
  • Know of seniors that are food insecure? Call the DHS SeniorLine at 412-350-5460 for an assessment. DHS can provide meals and link seniors to food resources – they’ve also converted to frozen meals so that seniors can have extended amounts of food on hand.
  • STARTING 03/20/2020: Senior Center alternative meals will be provided to those seniors who are currently registered for normal congregate meal service beginning tomorrow, Friday, March 20, 2020. Seniors who are registered for this program have previously identified as being in need and regularly receive these meals.
    • Pre-packaged meals will be available for take-out only and will be served between 11 AM – 1 PM on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at one of these City Healthy Active Living (Senior) Centers:
      • Glen Hazel – 945 Rosselle Court, 15207
      • Sheraden – 720 Sherwood Avenue, 15204
      • Southside – 12th St & 1 Beford Square, 15203
      • Lawrenceville – 4600 Butler Street, 15201
      • Homewood – 7321 Frankstown Avenue, 15208
      • Hazelwood – 5344 Second Avenue, 15207
    •  Seniors who are not registered for the program but are in need of food or other resources should contact the Allegheny County Area on Aging’s SeniorLine (1-800-344-4319).
Community Supports

 

VETERAN SERVICES:

Allegheny County Veterans Services Office:

  • As measures unfold across Allegheny County and the State of Pennsylvania to help prevent further spread of the COVID-19 virus, please know that Allegheny County Veterans Services is still open, but by appointment only. Veterans who are experiencing financial difficulty due to COVID-19 issues, or other significant illnesses, loss of job or housing, may apply for the Veterans Temporary Assistance for potentially up to $1600. Please let your colleagues and contacts know that this option is available to veterans at this time if needed.

 

Do you need assistance accessing any of this information in another language or contacting service providers? Please call our hotline and leave a message at 412-742-4200 in your preferred language or submit a referral online.