During this difficult time when schools, workplaces and BGCWPA Clubhouses are closed due to COVID-19, we are committed to providing youth and families access to resources and support. Check back periodically as new resources emerge. Read the BGCWPA letter regarding COVID-19 and Clubhouse closures.
Meal & Grocery Resources
Saint John Lutheran Church (Across from Carnegie Clubhouse)
601 Washington Ave Carnegie Pa 15106
Phone Number: 412-279-2952 Ext:7
- Beginning Tuesday, March 17th, free bagged lunches will be handed out from 12-1 PM for children 18 and under
- Families can stop in beginning Friday, March 20th for free groceries, please call to arrange a time.
Duquesne – West Mifflin Clubhouse
29 North 3rd Street Duquesne, PA 15110
Beginning Monday, March 23, BGCWPA in partnership with West Mifflin Area School District will be distributing meals in take-out form from 11 AM – 1 PM
Northern Area Clubhouse
100 Howard St. Pittsburgh, PA 15209
Phone Number: (412) 821-5779
Beginning Tuesday, March 17th, BGCWPA in partnership with Shaler Area School District will be distributing breakfast & lunch in take-out form from 11 AM – 1 PM. Additionally, with many wonderful citizens we are providing books and basic groceries to community members in need.
McKeesport Area School District
Twin Rivers Elementary School : back entrance near playground
Founders’ Hall Middle School : cafeteria doors near stadium
Beginning Tuesday, March 17th, McKeesport Area School District students can pick up breakfast & lunch Monday through Friday from 9 AM – 11 AM.
McKees Rocks School District
Sto-Rox Jr.-Sr. High School (11:30 AM – 1:30 PM)
Pleasant Ridge (11:30 AM – 12 PM)
Meyers Ridge (12 PM – 12:30 PM)
Helen & Catherine Streets (12:30 PM – 1 PM)
Hayes Manor (1 PM – 1:30 PM)
Pittsburgh Public Schools
Grab and Go meals will be available at school locations from 11 AM – 1 PM, Monday through Friday. Students are instructed to go to the school location closest to their home.
Comcast Internet Service
Starting immediately, Comcast is offering 60 days of free internet service through our Internet Essentials program. People can sign up at www.internetessentials.com or call 1-855-846-8376.
In addition to 60 days of free internet service, Comcast is providing a number of other critically helpful initiatives including making Xfinity WiFi free for everyone. Comcast’s comprehensive response to the COVID-19 pandemic is detailed in the attached press release and can be found https://corporate.comcast.com/covid-19
Columbia Gas will voluntarily suspend shutoffs for nonpayment in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, effectively immediately. This suspension will apply to residential, commercial and industrial customers and will remain in effect until further notice. In addition, Columbia Gas will offer its most flexible payment plans to customers who indicate either an impact or hardship as a result of COVID-19 and will suspend late payment charges until May 1. Columbia Gas will continue to monitor current events and support our customers and communities.
“The safety of our employees and customers is at the forefront of everything we do at Columbia Gas,” said Columbia Gas President Dan Creekmur. “We are taking a proactive, coordinated approach to prevent, mitigate and respond to COVID-19.”
Any customer who has received a termination notice or is having trouble paying his/her bill should call 1-800-344-4077 to discuss payment arrangements and/or financial assistance programs.
Pennsylvania American Water
In an effort to keep our customers safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, will be placing a moratorium and discontinuing service shut offs at this time, continuing to evaluate this moratorium as more information becomes available. Additionally, Pennsylvania American Water will begin the restoration of service to previously shut-off customers. The restoration may take some time, but Pennsylvania American Water is restoring shut offs as quickly and safely as possible. If your service has been turned off, prior to March 12, 2020, Pennsylvania American Water will restart your service.
United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania
Those seeking help should contact United Way’s PA 2-1-1 Southwest by dialing 2-1-1, texting their zip code to 898-211, or visiting pa211sw.org.
Sign up to receive alerts with the most up-to-date information and resources at pa211sw.org/text-alerts.
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