• Rachel Lingenfelter

Blair County Helping Blair County

The county is coming together to help those who are struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many businesses are closed but there are some that are reaching out to help provide meals for school-aged children, donation center and many more opportunities. How inspiring it is to see a community show its strength!


REMINDER: If you are thinking of reaching out to one of these businesses, please call ahead to be sure they are still offering service. Thank you!


2nd Avenue Food Pantry (Food) You must bring a photo ID and a piece of mail with your current address & birth certificates for any children in the home. 3/20 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. https://www.facebook.com/events/665325997568081/ 130 2nd Avenue Altoona, PA 16601


Altoona Area School District (Food) Grab and Go Lunch option. School-aged youth. Weekdays beginning March 17 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. https://www.facebook.com/AltoonaSD/ Altoona Area Junior High Main Office Doors on 7th Avenue Altoona, PA 16602


Altoona Fire Fighters IAFF Local 299 (Food) Peanut butter & Jelly sandwiches, cereal, milkAASD school childrenhttps://www.facebook.com/ALTOONAIAFF299/ Altoona, PA

For more information, message AFD via their Facebook page


Altoona Food Bank (Food) M/W/F 9:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. https://www.facebook.com/Altoona-Food-Bank-208885576195227/ 2100 6th AvenueAltoona, PA 16601 (814) 942-8415


Bake Shop Bakes (Food) Breakfast bars School-aged kids 3/17 between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. https://www.facebook.com/358924094145797/posts/2892444794127035/?d=n 123 W 10th St. Tyrone, PA 16686 (814) 682-9110


Blair Senior Center (Food) Hot Lunches / Other ServicesSeniors 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (general hours of operation) https://www.facebook.com/blairseniorservices/ 1320 12th Avenue Altoona, PA 16601 (814) 946-1235


Claysburg Pizza (Food) 2 cuts and a drink. Children 18 and under. Tuesday - Friday from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. 13363 Dunnings Hwy. Claysburg, PA 16635 (814) 239-2921


Green Bean Coffee House (Collection Point) COLLECTING -- items for Mountain Lion Backpack https://www.facebook.com/greenbeanaltoona 720 6th AveAltoona, PA 16602 (814) 201-2317


Ivyside Eats (Food) Pre-filled bags of food Penn State Altoona Students https://altoona.psu.edu/coronavirus-information/ivyside-eats-food-pantry 3000 Ivyside Park Altoona, PA 16601 Resident Hall students contact RA; others call (814) 949-5123


Mountain Lion Backpack Program (Food) Food Bag Elementary students enrolled in MLBP 3/20 and 3/27 from 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. https://www.facebook.com/MountainLionBackPackProgram/?__tn__=%2Cd%2CP-R&eid=ARDh2TQZtJbyr5dbo2fMgUHX0z6dWfuIMf_m34gBuqiXH4qvTJesImzLJlaa0Mn8fUkhQ9Nc2g9vUsws 2900 Beale Avenue Altoona, PA 16602 (814)946-3651


Powerhouse Subs (Food) Kids Meal (kids sub, water, 1 oz chips) School-aged kids 18 and under 10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. https://www.facebook.com/powerhousesubs/ 210 E Plank Rd, Ste 15 Altoona, PA 16602


Powerhouse Subs (Food) Kids Meal (kids sub, water, 1 oz chips) School-aged kids 18 and under 10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.https://www.facebook.com/powerhousesubs/ 204 Hollidaysburg Plaza Duncansville, PA 16635


Staples (Printing) Printing NTI packets or school packets for FREE for students/children w/o access to a printer. Students Contact store for information Confirmed w/Staples Altoona Manager on 3/16/20 217 Falon Lane Altoona, PA 16602 (814) 940-7346


The Bull Pen, Bake Shop Bakes, Mac's Market, & The Brew Coffee and Tap (Food) Drive-thru style pick-up of sandwiches, chips, granola bars, and milk. Pre-K through grade 12 students; Children must be present at pick-up. 3/17 and 3/18; The Bull Pen parking lot, Richard Searer & Bake Shop Bakes parking lot, Bald Eagle Fire Company, Warriors Mark Church https://www.facebook.com/bullpenrestaurant/


The Door (Food) Hot meal & take-out meal. Kids in Bellwood School District. Monday - Friday from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. https://www.facebook.com/thedoorkids 521 Main St.Bellwood, PA 16617


The Knickerbocker (Food) Free PB&J Sandwiches, fruit & a small snack to any student who may need lunch. Any student. Starting Monday, March 16th https://www.instagram.com/p/B9xDnHjJfxw/?igshid=1ocrbu2n8kngi 3957 6th Avenue Altoona, PA 16602 (814) 942-0770


The Nehemiah Project (Food) Breakfast & Lunch. School-aged youth https://www.facebook.com/nehemiahprojectpa/ 1809 11th Street Altoona, PA 16601


Trans4Mation Church (Childcare) Childcare opportunities. https://www.facebook.com/trans4mationchurchmedia (multiple locations) Altoona, PA


Mamma Mia's (Food) Slice of cheese pizza, tossed salad, small drink. Kids under 18. Lunchtime through April 3. https://www.facebook.com/415968505238046/posts/1547112688790283/?d=n 16305 Dunnings Hwy Newry, PA


Woody's II (Food) Free 5" hoagie or cheesesteak and chips or Doritos. School-age children 11:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. or 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. https://www.facebook.com/306752509451131/posts/2576995042426855/?d=n 3305 Pleasant Valley Blvd. Altoona, PA


Dog Days (Dog Boarding) Dog care for essential employees working long hours Dogs https://www.facebook.com/155814877821243/posts/2908233495912687/?d=n Bellwood, PA (814) 932-1226


Tyrone Area School District (Food) Lunches & Breakfasts. Kids under 18. Thursdays and Mondays from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. https://www.facebook.com/TyroneASD/posts/3578045748937143 (Multiple Locations) Tyrone, PA 814-684-4240 ext 3727


Altoona Area Public Library (Books/Materials) Books, Games, Materials Monday - Friday from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. https://www.facebook.com/altoonalibrary/posts/10158216456582700 1600 5th Avenue Altoona, PA 16602 (814) 946-0417


Bellwood-Antis School District (Food) Lunches & Breakfasts All children 18 years and younger living in the district. March 20, 23, 25, and 27, 11:30am - 1:00pm https://www.facebook.com/Bellwood-Antis-School-District Bellwood-Antis Community Park New Basketball Courts Parking Lot, 434 North Second Street Bellwood, PA


Blair Candy Company Currently assisting Blair Senior Services by providing freezer space for meals https://www.facebook.com/BlairCandyRetail/3421 Beale Avenue Altoona, PA 16601


Little Free Pantry (Food & supplies) Donate or take what's needed! Daily during the daytime. 1009 25th Avenue Altoona, Pa 16601


Little Free Pantry (Food & supplies) Donate or take what's needed! Daily during the daytime. 313 Grant Avenue Altoona, PA


Little Free Pantry (Food & supplies) Donate or take what's needed! Daily during the daytime. 100 Truman Street Hollidaysburg, Pa 16648


Little Free Pantry (Food & supplies) Donate or take what's needed! Daily during the daytime.


Sheetz (Food) Kidz Lunch Bags Daily as supplies last. https://www.sheetz.com/news/kidzmeals?fbclid=IwAR1ADdbHwMcNs826HEUqsWxp9T6aMBSSlkq6w1ipGtxopQ7W1ZTNrzSsR4g

(See website)


Catalyst Space (PPE Masks) Accepting donations for mask costs https://www.facebook.com/catalystspace/


Superior Detailing (Food Bank) Donate or take what's needed! Daily 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. https://www.wearecentralpa.com/news/local-news/local-community-members-host-drive-thru-food-bank-for-those-in-need/2802 Pleasant Valley Blvd. Altoona, PA 16602 (814) 201-2277


Trade Secrets (Food & Supplies) Donate or take what's needed! 1223 13th Avenue Altoona, PA 16601


Amtran Free Rides on fixed-route buses http://www.amtran.org/

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