Cougar Cabinet Food Pantry

As you are aware the college is closed at this time but in an effort to assist students we are offering food distributions at the Schnecksville and Allentown campuses.  This distribution will be modified to comply with the social distancing protocol that has been established during the Covid-19 pandemic.  To comply with these protocols we are asking that you do not come to the distribution dates if you are sick or may have had contact with an infected person(s). During these distribution days and times we will be providing pre-packaged bags and you will not need to enter the building.  Additionally, we ask that you wear a mask/face covering when picking up food.  We will also be asking that the staff member distributing the food be able to sign as your proxy at this time so no forms need to be signed.  

Please check your LCCC email for weekly updates about days and times for the distributions. 

For Assistance please contact Gene Eden, geden@lccc.edu 
 
Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley 
Additionally, there are also resources in the community and you can locate pantries close to your home by visiting The Second Harvest Food bank website.  Please click on the link below and you will be able to enter your zip code and you will see a listing of the pantries in your area, their location and hours of operation.  Please visit -  http://shfblv.org/find-a-food-pantry/  , they service the following areas, Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe, Northampton, Pike and Wayne counties.    

Helping Harvest
This food bank serves families in Berks and Schuylkill Counties.  Visit their website at https://helpingharvest.org/ or call 610- 926-5802 to find a pantry near you.

Lehigh Carbon Community College provides a Food Pantry Program, the “Cougar Cabinet,” to our students, staff and faculty who are experiencing food insecurity or may be in need of supplemental food options or personal care items.  We realize that there are many financial obligations for students and from time to time it is difficult to cover all expenses necessary to be a successful student.
 
Through funding from the LCCC Foundation and the United Way and in partnership with The Second Harvest Food bank, we are able to provide students with the opportunity to receive food items once a  week to supplement your food supply. Students do not need to provide any documentation of need, but will need to have a LCCC ID card and complete a declaration form, which is available at the pantry.
 
Energy assistance program
LIHEAP, which stands for Low Income Home Energy Assistant Program, helps families living on low incomes pay their heating bills in the form of a cash grant. Crisis grants also are available for households in immediate danger of being without heat.
 
Need help paying for food?
Pennsylvania’s low-income community college students who are in programs that will improve their employability can qualify for SNAP (food stamps) benefits. Until recently, most students could only get SNAP if they were working 20 hours a week, received work study funds, had young children, or had health problems.
 
SNAP provides up to $192 a month in benefits to buy food at grocery stores. Apply online
 
To apply, students need to complete a Community College Verification Form, which is available at the Registration/Student Records Office located in the Student Services Center, room 122. The applicant will then submit the form to the state for verification purposes.
 
Questions? Call PA Compass at 1-800-692-7462.