Bucks County Housing Group (BCHG) is assembling a team to walk/run to raise awareness about food insecurity in the Greater Philadelphia area. We have set a goal to raise $5,000 for our three community food pantries, too.
The 5K walk begins at 9 AM on Saturday, April 11th at the Philadelphia Art Museum.
Please support us by walking (registration is free) or by sponsoring our team.
To support this effort, please follow this link: http://www.hungercoalition.org/hungerwalk/home
To Donate: Click the red Donate to a Team rectangle on the right hand side. Select the Bucks County Housing Group. On this BCHG page, you may set up your own page or click on Bucks Housing Group in the participant list to make an online donation.
To register for the walk: Click the blue Register to walk rectangle on the right hand side. We welcome you as part of our team and ask that you widen the circle of awareness by letting everyone you know that food insecurity is a serious and often debilitating problem in our area. Every dollar raised will provide nutrition and hope to those in need.
If you have any questions please contact Maddie Burgess 215 345 4311 x 101.
St Paul’s United Methodist church has kindly offered a drive through food donation service on the first and third Thursday of the month between 6:00 and 8:00 pm and the first and third Saturday of the month between 10:00 am and 12 noon. Volunteers will collect non-perishable food such as canned meats, canned fish, pasta sauce, juice, cereal, rice, beans, condiments, canned fruit , soups, tea and coffee directly from your car. St Paul’s is located at 2131 Palomino Drive, Warrington PA 18976 Phone:(215) 343 0230. This service begins in February. We are grateful to the Rev. Janet Saddel and the church for providing a convenient place for Warrington residents to drop off food.
Please be advised that Bucks County Housing Group follows Council Rock School District’s standards for closings due to inclement weather. Check www.crsd.org for status updates.
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.
BCHG is jumping these days!
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 Show. The 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.