Lebanon County COVID-19 Support

Community Resources: 

  • Get your shirt now, and support Lebanon County families!United Way Lebanon County Community Support Fund: 
    We have launched a special fundraising campaign designed to support our most vulnerable friends and neighbors as we brace for the potential impact of the COVID-19. One hundred percent of the funds raised through these efforts will be distributed through our trusted community nonprofit partners who are responding to the increased needs of local families during this challenging time. These funds will complement the government relief being deployed to fill any potential gaps to ensure support for local community members. 

  • 211: 

    If you or your family are in need of social services or resources, contact 211 to find local agencies that can help with your situation. Dial 211 - or text your zipcode to 898211. 

    Want updates from 211 sent right to your phone? Text "PACOVID" to 898211.

  • At Home Activities:
    We're compiling a list of projects that you can do at home with your kids including some things you can do that will help spread some smiles in our communities! 

  • CDC Website:
    Get the latest updates from Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. 

  • Information for PA Employees Impacted by COVID-19: 
    If you are employed in PA and unable to work because of the coronavirus, you may be eligible for state benefits.  

  • Lebanon County Department of Emergency Services COVID-19 Website:
    Information regarding the virus as it impacts Lebanon County residents and public facing businesses, services, and facilities.

  • Lebanon County Reach COVID-19 Handout:
    Get answers to questions about housing, food insecurities, unemployment, utilities, WIC, or other non-medical topics.

  • Lebanon County Resource Guide:
    Resources for community members who test COVID positive or are waiting for test results. 

  • Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce:
    Online COVID-19 business resource guide. 

  • Mental Health Support Resources: 

    • Lebanon County Crisis Intervention: 717-274-3363

    • Mental Health Crisis Text Line: Text "PA" to 741741

    • PA VOAD Mental Health Support Line: 10855-284-2494

  • Resources for Pennsylvanians:
    An extensive collection of resources for individuals and businesses in the Commonwealth put together by Senator Casey's office. 

  • Student Meals:
    Where to find meals for children who typically receive meals during the school day. 

  • Volunteer Guidelines during COVID-19:
    Recommendations for both volunteers and agencies. 


Give Now to Support Our Neighbors During the COVID-19 Pandemic

We have launched a special fundraising campaign designed to support our most vulnerable friends and neighbors as we brace for the potential impact of the COVID-19. One hundred percent of the funds raised through these efforts will be distributed through our trusted community nonprofit partners who have their boots on the ground working hard to respond to the increased needs of local families during this challenging time. These funds will complement the government relief being deployed to fill any potential gaps to ensure support for local community members. 

Text Help4Lebanon to 41444, or click "Give Now." 

United Way already has the infrastructure required to be able to collect and distribute throughout the community in response to the needs that are changing daily. “The coronavirus is not just a health threat, but an economic one as well. The precautions we are taking in Lebanon County and across the country to abide by the guidelines of CDC best practices and social distancing have disrupted our lives in serious ways. The closings of local schools, libraries, some childcare centers, and other businesses will undoubtedly have a negative impact on our local economy. The team at United Way in collaboration with the Board of Directors recognized the need to act swiftly and strategically to provide a collective community fund as we prepare for the short-term and long-term impact to our local community,” Brooke Smith, CEO.

In Lebanon County, 40% of people live in poverty or in A.L.I.C.E (Asset Limited Income Constrained Employed). Individuals living in ALICE are those who fall above the 100% poverty line and are working one sometimes two or more jobs but still struggle to make ends meet. These individuals often live paycheck to paycheck and any disruption to employment or one emergency can cause an unprecedented financial hardship. We expect to see an increase in requests for assistance from our local nonprofit partners as families may be faced with lost wages and lack of childcare options to enable them to go to work. Funds raised will support the increased financial strain on the organizations to allow them to step up to meet the increased need. In the wake of school closures across the commonwealth, concerns arise regarding food security for children who may receive their only meals at schools. United Way is working collaboratively with our local school districts and community-based food pantries/food security programs to ensure a collaborative approach to make sure no child goes hungry during this time.  

Please consider a donation to United Way of Lebanon County's Community Support Fund. Your gift will go directly to agencies and programs that are working hard to help individuals and families stabilize during the hardship created by the coronavirus COVID-19. 

Text Help4Lebanon to 41444, or click "Give Now." 

Checks can be made out to United Way of Lebanon County and sent to us at P.O. Box 1164, Lebanon, PA 17042.
Please write “Community Support Fund” in the memo. 

Student Meals During School Shutdown

Information is current to the best of our knowledge as of March 16. We recommend confirming with the school district and/or agencies as the situation changes throughout our communities:
Annville-Cleona | Cornwall-Lebanon | ELCO | Lebanon | Northern Lebanon | Palmyra

Annville-Cleona School District 

Annville-Cleona School District is offering free lunch & snack (breakfast item & milk). Starting Wednesday, March 18, all caregivers and families may drive-thru and pick-up meals for their children.

Lunch and snack for the following days will be provided on a first come, first serve basis. Multpile luches will be given to cover several days to children under 18 who are PRESENT in the vehicle. You will only be given food for the students who are present. 

Lunches will include sandwiches, fresh vegetables, fruit and milk. Cereal and other assorted breakfast items and a milk will be provided for snack.

No congregating at the location is permitted.

Location, Dates & Time
Mondays (3 days worth of meals) & Thursdays (4 days worth of meals)
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Annville-Cleona Secondary School
500 S. White Oak St.
Annville, PA 17003

Questions?
Please contact the Food Service Department at 717-867-7600 ext.5067 or annville@thenutritiongroup.biz.

Cornwall-Lebanon School District

CLSD Grab ’N Go Meal Service

Monday thru Friday, 11 AM-1 PM (only)

Week of April 6, the CLSD Grab N’ Go Meal Service for all CLSD students, will be available from 11 AM-12:30 PM. There will be NO sites open Friday, April 10. 

  • Union Canal Elementary School, 400 Narrows Drive, Lebanon, PA 17046 - Enter via the main parking lot on the South side of the building. Beginning Tuesday, April 7, hours at THIS SITE ONLY will be extended 8 AM -12:30 PM (Click here for a map of the UC location.) 
  • Church of the Good Shepherd, 1500 Quentin Road, Lebanon, PA 17042 - Enter via route 72/Tuck Street entrance to access the front of the building. (Click here for a map of the church location.)
  • Faith Baptist Church, 220 South 22nd Street, Lebanon, PA 17042

The same two meals will be distributed together at both locations: one breakfast & one lunch per child. Child(ren) must be in the vehicle to receive meals.

Please do not leave your vehicle at any time.

  1. Follow the traffic patterns outlined on the map.
  2. At Station #1, you will be greeted by a CLSD employee:
    • Please indicate how many meal types you are picking up for the students in your car and receive a windshield tag for your car.
  3. Proceed to station #2, where a CLSD employee will fulfill your order and remove the windshield tag;
  4. Please follow the traffic pattern to exit and consume the meals at home;
  5. Food safety information will be provided with each meal.  


Continue to check the CLSD website for updated information and resources: www.clsd.k12.pa.us.

Eastern Lebanon County School District

ELCO School District is providing breakfast and lunch to any school age student in need. Food will be provided for FIVE days so parents do not need to be there each day. Counts were due on April 4th; distribution is on Wenesday, 4/8 at ELCO Intermediate School located at 100 Evergreen Drive, Myerstown, PA 17076 in the traffic loop. Students do not need to be present at the distribution. 

Lebanon School District

Monday, April 6th 2020, children can receive lunches and snacks for five days from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This will be the only distribution of meals for the week of April 6thth through April 10th. Stay tuned for information on the distribution of meals for children for future weeks. Meals will be provided to children under 18 who are present. Lunches will include sandwiches, fresh vegetables, fruit and milk. Cereal and other assorted breakfast items, along with a fruit and juice will be provided for snack. No congregating at the location is permitted.

Lunes 6 de abril de 2020, los niños pueden recibir almuerzos y meriendas durante cinco días de 10:00 a.m. a 12:00 p.m. Esta será la única distribución de comidas para la semana del 6 de abril al 10 de abril. Estén atentos para obtener información sobre la distribución de comidas para niños en las próximas semanas. Se proporcionarán comidas a niños menores de 18 años que estén presentes. Los almuerzos incluirán sándwiches, vegetales frescos, frutas y leche. Se proporcionarán cereales y otros artículos variados para el desayuno, junto con una fruta y jugo para la merienda. No se permite congregarse en el lugar.

Click here for locations and more info.

Northern Lebanon School District

Our next food distribution for ALL Northern Lebanon School District students will be on Tuesday, April 7th.  In order for us to appropriately prepare you must pre-register by Monday, April 6th, by 5:00 PM using this link.  Please register even if you had meals in the past.

Registration deadline:  Online Registration by Monday, April 6, by 5:00 PM

Pick-up location:            East Hanover Elementary School (1098 Schoolhouse Rd Annville, PA 17003)

Pick-up time:                  Tuesday, April 7, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

How much is it:              Free

How will it work:           Families should enter the school bus lane from at the South end.  Someone will greet you at your passenger side window.  You will supply your student(s) information.  The food will be delivered to you in your car.  No one should get out of the car.  Once the food is received, proceed out of the bus lane at the North side.

What will be served:      Four breakfasts and four lunch meals as defined by school food regulations.  Milk will be included.   

Within the community, JOY Pantry may be able to help families in the Northern Lebanon School District. Please visit their website at http://www.joypantry.org/ for more information about receiving food or giving a donation. 

Please continue to diligently follow the guidance of healthcare officials to stay healthy: thoroughly wash hands frequently; keep surfaces clean; and stay home if you are experiencing any flu-like symptoms.

Palmyra Area School District

Every Tuesday and Friday, caregivers and families in Palmyra's community may bring childern to pick up meals. Each child will receive ingredients for three (3) meals on Tuesday and four (4) meals on Friday to cover seven (7) total days. Meals will be provided on a first come, first serve basis. 
 
Children must be present to receive a meal. No congregating at the location is permitted.
 
Location & Time:
Northside Elementary School (Students in town may walk) 
301 E Spruce Street 
Palmyra, PA 17078
Tuesdays and Fridays beginning 3/24 
11:00 am – 12:00 pm 
 
Questions? Contact:
Maria Kreider, Food Service Director
Lindsay Knepp, Social Worker
717-821-2598 / 717-202-9484