Bucks County Housing Group is a private, non-profit social service organization which provides a wide range of housing and related social services to homeless and low-income families. Our primary goal is to assist families attain permanent housing and financial security.

Cassandra & Rebecca, CBSouth National Honor Students, volunteers at Christmas in Doylestown. Merry Christmas to Our Lady of Guadeloupe volunteers for hosting another wonderful Christmas party for our families! Thanks to Operation Birthday Box, Monkey's Uncle, Busy Bee Toys, Monica Montone of Doylestown Fitness & The Learning Experience for sponsoring an awesome toy drive for our Doylestown Community Toy Day! Brad's Raw Food volunteers sharing the kale love at the Doylestown Pantry! Thanks to our GivingTuesday Donors! Executive Director of Foundations Community Partnership Ron Bernstein dropped off a generous $50,000 check today, pictured here with Executive Director of BCHG Tracy Mellor and Director of Social Services Meghan Kincade.
  • Thank you…

    November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

    On behalf of all the families with whom we work, we would like to offer our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who provided support and volunteer time for Thanksgiving. Every bag of food, every minute spent volunteering, every turkey, meant that a family in need from your Bucks County community was able to receive a Thanksgiving meal.

    BCHG offices are closed from 1pm November 26 until 9am December 1st. All Community Food Pantries are closed until December 1st. 

    As we each gather around our holiday tables, let us give thanks for all we have and remember those who struggle. Together we can do what we cannot do alone. Peace, and once again, thank you.

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    November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

    We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

    It’s a simple idea. Just find a way for your family, your community, your company or your organization to come together to give something more. Then tell everyone you can about how you are giving. Join us and be a part of a global celebration of a new tradition of generosity.

    Check out this video about #GIVINGTUESDAY – just click on the picture or visit www.givingtuesdaybucks.org


    Last year, BCHG raised $3200 on Giving Tuesday. This year we would like to reach $7500! Yep! That’s a big goal! We can do it! Just think how we can help those in need!

    These funds can provide support for the families we serve:

    • $10.00 can buy diapers for a week

    • $25.00 can help buy a tank of gas

    • $50.00 can help cover the costs of a car insurance bill

    • $100.00 can buy food for a family of four for one week

    • $250.00 can help pay for a heating bill for a family in our Bridge Program

    • $500.00 can cover some of the costs of a car repair

    • $1000.00 can help BCHG cover the cost of utilities at one of our Community Food Pantries which serve 200 families every week!

    You can be part of this great day by clicking on the DONATE tab at the top and designating your donation for #GIVINGTUESDAY! And you can stop by  Moumgis Auditorium, Delaware Valley College 700 E Butler Ave., Doylestown, PA 18901 and spend some time with great non-profits from Bucks County, including BCHG!

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  • Summertime at BCHG!

    August 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

    BCHG is jumping these days!

    You’re Invited!

    So much is happening as we wrap up summer and head into autumn.

    And what a great summer it has been!

    Hoedown at Jericho Farm! September 20, 2014! Tickets on sale now!

    Pony rides for the kids and line dancing for the adults! Hope to see y’all there!

    Impact Thrift showed up big to help BCHG by supplying enough furniture to outfit four apartments which house four of the families we serve in our SHP program. BCHG Executive Director, Tracy Mellor, took the lead on this project and was so impressed with everyone at Impact Thrift- the staff at the Feasterville store could not have been more helpful.

    Our ED, Tracy Mellor, says “Thank you” with pizza at Impact Thrift.

    VERGE, a young adult service group from Calvary Church of Sellersville, brought the muscle to the move! Over 30 VERGE members showed up to move furniture and families into new housing! We could not have made the big move without you- well done and thanks!

    Our friend, Tom Skiffington, of ReMax in Perkasie PA, lent us his truck for the move- thanks Tom! Tom is a long-time supporter of BCHG and we appreciate his willingness to serve!

    BCAR Reach Out Committee & awesome Back-to-School donation!

    Speaking of Realtors… Tracy spent some time with the Bucks County Association of Realtors Reach Out Committee recently. Tracy shared our mission with some new members of BCAR and stayed to help pack backpacks collected by the ROC! Tracy came back with 105 backpacks which will be shared with families in our SHP program, our Bridge and Home Program, former clients and families who use our community food pantries. BCAR has provided support for our Back to School drive for over six years but has supported our overall mission for over 25 years. We are so grateful for this support because it means so much that the kids we serve go back to school with the tools they need to be successful! A special word of gratitude to Kelly Wenhold, who is our liaison with BCAR- she keeps things running smoothly.

    Our Back-to-School Drive is in full swing! We will be able to assist so many kids thanks to our community! Thank you to:

    Dedicated Doctors, Doylestown Democrats, Random Acts of Kindness REO IV, patients and staff at the office of Dr. Cathleen George in Richboro, Huntingdon Valley Bank, patients and staff at the office of Dr. Cohen in Newtown/Langhorne…

    August 3 saw 4UDrew Intern, Matt McConomy manning a table at the Fifth Annual 4UDrew Foundation Car ShowThe 4UDrew Foundation honors the life of Andrew Panetierri, who died in a motocross accident at the age of 19. Drew was an active and giving young man and the 4UDrew Foundation is dedicated to continuing Drew’s message of sharing with others. The Foundation gave BCHG a generous donation for our Doylestown Food Pantry and we decided to honor Drew by initiating a 4UDrew Internship to provide support at the Doylestown Pantry. Matt was chosen as our inaugural intern and is tasked with many aspects of keeping the pantry running smoothly through the summer. We are very excited to partner with 4UDrew and look forward to continuing our internship program!

    Suzanne Panettieri, President, 4UDrew and Matt McConomy, 4UDrew Intern at the 5th Annual 4UDrew Car Show.

    A million thanks to all the volunteers and donors who have made sure that our food pantries are well-stocked through the summer. Rolling Harvest Food Rescue has been able to keep our food pantries stocked with good and good-for-you fresh veggies from farms all over Bucks County. Tomatoes, corn, squash, potatoes and lots of cucumbers make our pantry consumers smile!

    Fresh food from Rolling Harvest!

    BCHG has a great group of volunteers who serve on our Board of Directors. Recently, Board member Connie Barna, was in the news. You just never know-banker by day…

    BCHG Board Member, Connie Barna

    BCHG said goodbye to Foundations Community Partnership‘s Youth Service Learning intern, Lauren Reiver, on August 2. Lauren is an incredible young person and helped at our Penndel Food Pantry and assisted with activities at our Morrisville site. Kudos to FCP for providing this resource to non-profits in Bucks County. We miss you already Lauren! Want to learn more about Lauren’s experience with BCHG? Read this: Lauren Reiver

    FCP Intern, Lauren Reiver.

    FCP Intern, Lauren Reiver.

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  • We love #BKO Hunger & @UWBucks! You can too…join First Federal of Bucks County & donate from the heart!

    June 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

    The same week that UWBucks distributed the last of its 2013 Bucks Knocks Out Hunger donations to Bucks County Housing Group’s Penndel food pantry, they received an amazing donation to keep the ball rolling. First Federal of Bucks County donated a generous $10,000 to the Bucks Knocks Out Hunger project for 2014. 

    “First Federal of Bucks County is proud to sponsor the United Way’s Bucks Knocks Out Hunger 2014. As a local community bank, we want to help those who are not food secure in our own Bucks County neighborhoods.  Recent research shows that food insecurity is becoming more of a problem, making this support for Bucks County residents even more important,” explained the President/CEO of First Federal, Jeane M. Coyle.

    First Federal of Bucks County made a huge impact with their sponsorship, and now BKO Hunger needs the help of the Bucks County community. The project is still $30,000 away from its goal with ten days to go. Bucks Knocks Out Hunger takes place on June 20th at DelVal College!  And with one in ten Bucks County residents unsure of where their next meal is coming from, that’s a goal that needs to be met. EVERY donation amount makes a difference! Be part of the solution and help the #BKO Hunger team: Bucks County Opportunity Council, UWBucks and Rolling Harvest Food Rescue.

    Donations can be made online at www.uwbucks.org/bkohunger, mailed to the UW Bucks office at 413 Hood Blvd, Fairless Hills, PA or dropped off at any Univest Bank in Bucks County.

    VOLUNTEERS for the day of are needed too: just click on the picture below to sign up! You will be glad you did!






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  • I Run for Food 5K and 1 Mile Fun Walk

    May 5, 2014 | 0 Comments


    I Run For Food 2014 flyer (640x244)





                    I RUN FOR FOOD

    Help Stomp out Hunger in Bucks County

    Sunday June 1st, 2014- 5K and 1 mile Fun Run/Walk



    Enjoy the beautiful, flat,  and fast timed 5K run or 1 mile run/walk in Washington Crossing State Park. We are planning another great event with post-race food, awesome t-shirts, and timing by Pretzel City Sports.  Great for the entire family! Last year you helped us raise over $8,000 for the fight against hunger.

    To register online: CLICK HERE

    OR REGISTER  BY MAIL: Early registration online ends May 21st by mail. Race day registration begins at 7:30 and the race begins at 9:00.

    Fill out an attached registration form for each runner/walker and mail to:


    P.O. BOX 632

    Newtown, PA  18940

    If you have already registered, thanks so much and please share this with a friend.

    TO BENEFIT: Proceeds of this event will go to the  BCHG Penndel Food Pantry.  Help us Stomp out Hunger in Bucks County!

    RESULTS/AWARDS: 1,2 and 3 mile marked course. Finish line and timing service by Pretzel City Sports. Race results posted on site and within 2 days at pretzelcitysports.com


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  • A “new to us” van…

    April 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

    John Kunes and Jane Burke take the keys to “a new to us” van from Joe Davis of Bergeys- thanks to awesome donors!

    On a sunny spring day, Joe Davis of Bergeys turned over the keys of a “new to us” van to John Kunes and Jane Burke. This moment was the culmination of seven months of fundraising effort ! Bucks County is a great place to live, but there is very little public transportation-especially in Upper Bucks. See it’s not just a vehicle- it’s transportation for families who need to attend appointments, meetings, school and work. It is a way to move from homelessness to housing.

    The van we were using to drive families was unreliable and we could see a new van was needed soon; that’s when John Kunes and a whole bunch of community members made something wonderful happen. The VAN FUND was born and slowly but surely the fund grew. It began with funds from the sale of Aunt Helen’s Pierogies at Quakertown Alive, then The Brick Tavern Inn donated proceeds from sales every Tuesday in November. We received a generous grant from The Lehigh Valley Foundation- Neusch FundWe were really cooking- $6000 in the fund already!

    That is when the community JUMPED in: Patti Mcleod, Todd Crouthamel, Real Estate Excel, Sellersville American Legion Post (Nase-Kraft Post No 255)Richland Area Softball, Christ’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Quakertown Community School District and Trinity Great Swamp UC Church helped us reach our fund goal, Joe Davis of Bergeys Inc. found us the best deal possible on a van- mission accomplished!

    What an amazing team effort and what a difference it will make for the families we serve in the Quakertown area.

    You can see that many folks are needed to make a good thing happen! And we, at BCHG, are grateful for each and every person who gave to the VAN FUND; with time, talent or financial contributions.  Your participation made a goal achievable!  Thank you and if you see us in the “new to us” van , give us a wave- together we made it happen! Drive safely!

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