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Our Solutions: Stay at Home & Learn

TabletHere are more stay-at-home activities you and your child can engage in to learn while school is closed:

  1. Exploratorium
  2. NASA for Students
  3. The Free Library of Philadelphia
  4. The National Constitution Center

Arcadia University, La Salle University, Manor College, Penn State Abington, and the Community College of Philadelphia are offering dual enrollment packages to high school juniors and seniors. More information will soon be available at

On Monday, my office will be launching Haywood Academy. It will be an online source for educational videos for high school students interested in social change. Please check my website and social media accounts for updates.

U.S. House Passes Stimulus Package

Federal StimulusLast week the U.S. House passed the CARES Act, a $2 trillion relief package to address the effects of COVID-19. Aid will extend to struggling Americans, small businesses, and other industries left in hardship due to the coronavirus.

Americans who filed a 2018 or 2019 federal income tax return will receive a stimulus payment. Individuals who make $75,000 or less will receive $1,200. Married couples who earn $150,000 or less will get $2,400. Households will receive an additional $500 per child under 17. The Internal Revenue Service is developing a form for people to verify identity, income level and direct deposit information. For more information, please visit Senator Casey’s website.


The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest loans to small businesses. Learn how to apply for a SBA Disaster Relief Loan here. If you have questions, call the SBA Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339), or email You can also inquire with your bank or any SBA intermediary lender.

The City of Philadelphia’s Department of Commerce is accepting applications from businesses for microenterprise grants of $5,000. More information is available here. For business-related questions, please call the Office of Business Services at 215-683-2100.

Montgomery County is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations for MontcoPA COVID-19 Response Fund grants of up to $5,000. More information is available here. For business-related questions, call the Montgomery County Commerce Department at 610-278-5950.
The Local Initiatives Support Corporation is accepting applications for its Verizon Small Business Recovery Fund. The application deadline is 4 April. For more details, go here.

For assistance applying for Unemployment Compensation, go here.  


There are options for individuals in need of food during this time. Please see the following sites to gain access to free food in Northwest Philadelphia and Montgomery County:

Food Pantries – NW Philadelphia

Center in the Park
5818 Germantown Ave 19144
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30am-4:30pm
(215) 848-7722

Grace Christian Center
29 W. Johnson St. 19144
Hours: Mon-Fri, 10am-1pm
(215) 848-2700

St. Vincent De Paul Pantry
109 E. Price St 19144
Hours: Delivery only. Pls call.
(215) 438-1514

Faith CDC
108 E. Price Street 19144
Hours: Wed & Thurs, 9am-1pm
(215) 848-5658

St. Matthews 1st Baptist Church
634 E. Chelten Ave 19144
Reopening 2nd week of April
(267) 304-2713

Church of the Annunciation
324 Carpenter Lane 19119
Hours: Tues, 11am-2pm
(215) 948-3520

Enon Tabernacle
226 W Coulter St. 19144
Hours: Mon-Thu, 10am-12pm

Enon Tabernacle
2800 W Cheltenham Ave 19150
Hours: Thu, 8am-12pm

Giving of Self Partnership
6101 Limekiln Pike 19141
Hours: M/W/F 10am-12pm
(215) 927-6100

St. Benedicts
1935 Medary Ave 19138
Hours: Mon/Fri/Sat, 10am-12pm
(215) 924-4401

Germantown Crisis Ministry
35 W Chelten Ave 19144
Hours: Thu, 10am-12pm
(215) 843-2340

Upper Room Baptist Church
7236 Ogontz Ave 19138
Hours: Mon & Thu, 10am-12pm
(267) 593-4989

Dare to Imagine Church
6610 Anderson St 19119
Hours: Mon & Thu, 10am-12pm
(267) 702-0001

Happy Hollow Rec Center
4800 Wayne Ave 19144
Hours: Mon & Thu, 10am-12pm
(215) 685-2195



School Food Sites – NW Philadelphia

MLK High School
6100 Stenton Ave 19138
Hours: Mon & Thu, 9am-12pm

Roosevelt Elementary
430 E Washington Ln 19144
Hours: Mon & Thu, 9am-12pm

Gen. Louis Wagner MS
1701 Chelten Ave 19126
Hours: Mon & Thu, 9am-12pm

Mastery Charter - Pastorius
5650 Sprague St 19138
Hours: Mon & Thu, 10am-12pm

Mastery Charter – Pickett
5700 Wayne Ave 19144
Hours: Mon & Thu, 10am-12pm

Mastery Charter – Wister
67 E Bringhurst St 19144
Hours: Mon & Thu, 10am-12pm

Other Food Resources – NW Philadelphia

Free Halal Lunch, Masjidullah
7401 Limekiln Pike 19138
March 30th – April 10th
Hours: 12pm-2pm
(215) 424-4480



Food Pantries – Montgomery County

Berachah Church
400 Ashbourne Rd, Cheltenham
Hours: Thu, 9:30am-1pm
(215) 379-8700

Calvary Church
7910 Washington Ln, Wyncote
Hours: Pls call
(215) 886-0404

Jenkintown United Methodist
328 Summit Ave, Jenkintown
Hours: Drive-thru on Thurs. By last name. A-M: 10-12. N-Z: 12-2.
(215) 274-5720


Child and Family Focus
304 Easton Road, Willow Grove
Hours: Pls call
(267) 818-6190

School Food Sites – Montgomery County

Abington School District – Mon & Thurs

Hours: (last name A – L): 10am – 11:30am, (last name M – Z): 11:30am – 1pm.

  • Copper Beech, Highland, Roslyn families: Junior HS bus loop, 2056 Susquehanna Rd
  • McKinley and Rydal families: McKinley Elementary bus loop. 370 Cedar Rd, Elkins Park.
  • Overlook families: Overlook Elementary bus loop, 1700 Coolidge Avenue, Willow Grove, PA, 19090.
  • Willow Hill families: Willow Hill elementary bus loop, 1700 Coolidge Avenue, Willow Grove, 19090.
  • Questions? Email,

Cheltenham School District – Please check here for announcements about future food distribution.

Jenkintown School District – Wednesday, April 8th, 12pm-2pm.

  • School Building car loop, 325 Highland Ave, Jenkintown, PA, 19046.
  • For more information or updates, please go here.
  • Contact Maya Cheek, Board President, to make alternative arrangements for groceries:
  • Note: only children that receive free and reduced lunch will receive groceries.

Springfield School District – Weekly delivery service beginning Monday, March 30.

  • If you need this service, please complete this form.

Stay-at-Home Activities

Staying at home doesn’t have to be boring – it can also be engaging. Here are some activities to boost your spirits:

  1. Learn a new language
  2. Paint a portrait
  3. Join a virtual workout session

Please share photos or videos of your stay-at-home activities with me! Send your content to my social media accounts or via email at

We are in this together. Be safe, be healthy, save a life, and STAY AT HOME.


Be the Light,

Art Haywood
State Senator
4th District

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1168 Easton Road
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Phone: 215-517-1434
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Philadelphia, PA 19119
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Harrisburg, PA 17120
Phone: 717-787-1427
Fax: 717-772-0572
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