Bucks County COVID-19 Recovery Fund, established in March by United Way
of Bucks County with additional funding from Penn Community Bank, is
continuing to support residents in need in Bucks County through local
nonprofits. In the seventh round of grant funding, Bucks County
Opportunity Council was awarded $25,000 to help aid local food pantries
that are struggling to keep up with the increased demand for food
assistance. Grant funds will be distributed to 12 food pantries
county-wide, with each pantry receiving $2,000 in flexible funding for
the purchase of food.
This will include meats and dairy products that will be distributed to
individuals and families who are seeking help with food insecurity. BCOC
will also use $1,000 to purchase 1,000 dozen eggs, the most requested
item by pantries, to be distributed each week.
The pantries include: Bux-Mont Christian Church, Calvary Baptist Church,
Cares Cupboard, Community Baptist, Coordinating Council of Health &
Welfare, Interfaith Food Alliance, Langhorne Terrace, Living Hope
Community Church, Mary’s Cupboard, Redeemer Lutheran, St. Matthew
Methodist, The Food Center at Morrisville Presbyterian.
The fifth, sixth, and seventh rounds of grant funding included new and
previously awarded member agencies. Awardees included; Quilts for Kids,
No Longer Bound, and Good Friends, Inc., who received an award for the
first time. The Salvation Army received a second grant. Family Service
Association of Bucks County, Bucks County Children and Youth, and the
YMCA of Bucks County each received a third grant. Awards ranged from
$950 to $6,400.
Since its inception, the fund has provided 30 grants, totaling over
$148,000, to 21 local nonprofits serving people impacted by COVID-19.
All grants focus on life-sustaining and essential human services. To
learn more about the programs and services provided by these agencies,
visit our website at www.uwbucks.org/covidgrantswork
Additional funds are badly needed. Donations can be made at
uwbucks.org/COVIDrecovery or by mailing a check to United Way of Bucks
County, 413 Hood Boulevard, Fairless Hills, PA 19030, with COVID
recovery in the memo line.