Keystone Opportunity Center has been on the frontlines of the pandemic, providing help and hope to the exponentially increased number of children, adults and families who are reaching out to us in need of assistance.
Consider the upcoming freezing temperatures, and the growing number of people who are facing homelessness.
Consider the vast number of children, seniors and families who are now experiencing food-insecurity.
While many were remaining safe at home or reducing their trips out, our team continued to work to provide
food, housing and education towards self-sufficiency.
We ask for your help in this extraordinary time. COVID-19 isn’t just creating more poverty, it is impacting our funding steams, too.
Some of the grants we’ve relied upon have been cut. And while many of our supporters have been incredibly generous, some are no longer in the position to help. Indeed, some of our donors have now become our clients.
Please make a donation now, so we can respond to the most immediate needs of others.
The impact of COVID-19 has nearly doubled the number of households who come to our weekly “Fresh For All” food distribution program, while also destabilized grocery warehousing and distribution. So we continue to purchase food to help fight local food-insecurity.
Adult students are continuing their high school equivalency classes online and scheduling their GED exams because they are desperate to find good paying jobs. We have invested in remote teaching platforms, and are helping students to cover the cost of exams.
Housing clients who once paid a portion of their rental fees have lost jobs, reducing or eliminating what they can pay toward their rental. Keystone is providing the additional rental-assistance to keep them housed through this emergency.
These are indeed extraordinary times. We ask you to be as generous as you can, this year of all years.
May we all be a little more grateful for what we have this year.
To reduce the risk of spreading the virus, Adult Education classes in High School Equivalency, ESL, and ESL tutoring are now being conducted through distance learning. Family Literacy and Citizenship classes will resume at a later date. For details, click here.
Keystone’s food pantry clients can pick up their groceries in the parking lot of Keystone Opportunity Center on:
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Thursday in October from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
If you are a new client to our pantry, we ask that you bring proof of residency showing that you live in Souderton School District.
For details, click here.
Food Donations accepted on Mondays from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at our Main Street entrance of Keystone.
Fresh For All
Fresh For All is open every Tuesday from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. To reduce the risk of spreading the virus, clients will drive up for a contactless pickup.
To reduce the risk of spreading the virus, our Community Case Manager is conducting case management meetings via telephone. For details, click here.
To reduce the risk of spreading the virus, all housing programs are being operated remotely. For details, click here.
To reduce the risk of spreading the virus, our affordable housing clients are encouraged to stay home, and are able to pay rent online by clicking here.
Keystone’s building is closed to the public, but our receptionist will be answering the phone line every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. All other times, people can access recorded information and leave messages for staff.