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Summer support for families in need

Summer support for families in need

heart We recognize that the COVID-19 pandemic has created challenges for many families including temporary and permanent job loss. Families who are experiencing financial distress can find support and assistance from our community partners listed below. 

If you find that your family’s housing may be in jeopardy due to eviction, foreclosure or other circumstance, federal laws and district policies protect students’ educational stability. To learn more, please click here or email Lauren Madia, Upper St. Clair School District’s assistant director of student support services, at lmadia@uscsd.k12.pa.us.

Summer Meal Programs

Find a summer site using the USDA’s
Summer Meal Site Finder mapping tool. You can also text “Summer Meals” to 97779 or call 1-866-348-6479 to find a site near you.

Other Resources

  • Allegheny County Resource Guide: Includes links to employment resources, health care information, housing, mental health services, and more.
  • COMPASS: Pennsylvania’s Department of Human Services has an online tool to help families apply for programs and manage benefits. There are new forms of assistance, and you may qualify for additional benefits due to the effects of COVID-19. 
  • Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank: Multiple programs are offered through the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, including food pantries, drive-up distribution sites, doorstep drop offs, produce programs, and summer meals for kids
  • Pandemic of Love: An organization that connects those in need with those who wish to give. Click to learn more about giving or receiving assistance.
  • South Hills Interfaith Movement (SHIM): SHIM strives to help their South Hills neighbors meet basic needs, achieve self-sufficiency, and build community. SHIM offers food pantries, a Community Closet, utility assistance, support for families, and more.