COVID-19 Community Toolbox May 1, 2020

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COVID-19 Community Toolbox

May 1, 2020 Updates

 

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FOOD DISTRIBUTION & RESOURCES

 

PREPARED FOOD

 

Area Agency on Aging Palm Beach/Treasure Coast

Seniors who need food should contact the Elder Helpline at 866-684-5885. The PBC Senior Centers are still being used as distribution sites and Palm Tran continues to deliver food to the homes of seniors.

Phone: (866) 684-5885

Web: https://www.youragingresourcecenter.org/

 

FOOD DISTRIBUTION

 

Hospitality Helping Hands (NEW DATE)

Fridays from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Grocery distribution while supplies last.

3950 Georgia Avenue

Web: www.hospitalityhelpinghands.org

 

Summer Food Service Program

Palm Beach County Youth Services Department

Summer meals for kids and teens being served in your community. Open to all children 18 and younger. No enrollment and no cost. To find a nearby site:

Phone: (866) 348-6479

Text: FOOD to 877-877

Web: www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks

 

 The Salvation Army Northwest Community Center (NEW LOCATION)

Saturdays 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Provides a drive-up, no contact, weeks’ worth of groceries to make meals.

600 Rosemary Ave. North

Phone: (561) 833-6767

 

Resources/Programs

 

Homebound Food Guide

Savor Our City

A Resource Directory For "Homebound" Food Choices in South Florida

Web: https://savorourcity.com/Homebound%20Covid19/WestPalm.html

 

SNAP Benefit Application Assistance

City of West Palm Beach Housing and Community Development (HCD)

The Department will walk applicants through the Food Stamps application process. To schedule an appointment, residents can call (561) 822-1274 (TTY: 800-955-8771) and leave a voicemail with their name and contact information. Calls with be returned within 48 hours.

 

Resources for residents & Neighborhoods

 For residents and families

 

Remote Homework Help for Students (Virtual)

City of West Palm Beach Mandel Public Library

Families can schedule a 30-minute session with the library’s certified teachers to receive help in all subjects and projects. The sessions will take place either by phone or online using Google Hangouts. Families can reserve a spot with a teacher by completing a Google Form, then a library staff member will contact applicants to schedule the session. 

Phone: (561) 868-7701

Web: http://wpbcitylibrary.org/

  

“We’re Open”

WPTV

An online map and list of businesses that are open in Palm Beach County

Web: www.wptv.com/open

 

For Seniors

 

Music and Robotic Pet Therapy for People Living with Dementia

Department of Elder Affairs

DOEA has developed an online form to allow individuals or their caregivers to request MP3 Players or a therapeutic robotic cat or dog to combat social isolation and ensure seniors remain engaged during the practice of social distancing to stop the spread of COVID19.

Web: http://www.elderaffairs.org/doea/livable_communities.php

*Then look for the "click here" link in the left margin, under Programs and Services