Information about Food Banks

During this pandemic, food banks have been very busy.  Click here for a list of locations and hours of food pantries in Bucks County and information on how to donate.  Be sure to contact them before you go as hours and drop off times may have changed during this emergency.

Also, St. Stephen’s Food Pantry is open with limited canned goods.  Please contact them for information at 267-261-8672.

 

Important Resources for Residents During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Bucks County COVID-19 Behavioral Health Helpline

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm

Call: 215-399-5681

http://www.buckscounty.org/docs/default-source/HD/coronavirus-bcbehavioralhealthhotline.pdf?sfvrsn=0

 JFCS Healthcare Workers and Families Support Team

FREE Online Healthcare Worker Crisis Support

Call: 267-256-2018

Supportive online forum for healthcare workers and their families

https://www.jfcsphilly.org/covid19resources/

 Bucks County Drug & Alcohol Commission

FREE Drug & Alcohol Assessments, Rehabilitation Assistance, Family Addiction Services

Hours: Monday – Friday, 08:30am – 04:30pm | Emergency Services Available

O: 215-444-2700 | bcdac@buckscounty.org | 24/7: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

www.bcdac.org

Bucks County Mental Health Crisis

Hours: 24 / 7 / 365

Call: 1-800-499-7455

Adult/Child Mobile Crisis (Lenape Valley Foundation): 1-877-435-7709

http://www.buckscounty.org/government/HumanServices/MHDP

Suicide Prevention

Hours: 24/7/365

Call: 1-800-278-8255

http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.com

Veteran’s Crisis Line

If you’re a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one, there are caring, qualified VA responders standing by to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Call: 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1

The Veterans Crisis Line is a free, anonymous, confidential resource that’s available to anyone, even if you’re not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care.

https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/get-help/hotline

Lower Southampton Township Tax Collector Now Accepting Online Payments

Deborah Doneker announced on Thursday, April 9, 2020 that she is now accepting on-line payments.  Visit her website: www.lstwptaxcollector.com for more information.

Due to the pandemic, the Tax Collector’s office is closed to the public.  However, Ms. Doneker is still accepting payments through mail and on-line payments.  You can also drop your payment through the mail slot at her office.

Complete your Census Information!

In mid-March, homes across the country began receiving invitations to complete the 2020 Census. It has never been easier to respond on your own, whether online, over the phone or by mail – all without having to meet a census taker.  It takes just 10 minutes to complete the census form!  Click here to visit the U.S. Census Bureau’s website.

Watch this informative video on why it’s important to complete your census! https://youtu.be/Eq-FMB4epyw

Announcement from BCWSA Regarding Water Shutoffs

BCWSA: Shutoffs Suspended Over Next 90 Days

Benjamin Jones, CEO of BCWSA, announced today that none of its customers will face a shutoff of water or sewer services over the next 90 days.

“We want our customers to know that in these trying times they will have the guarantee of clean water and sewer service without interruption,” Jones said. “We are all in this fight together and we will come out of it together.”

The policy covers all customers in Bucks, Chester and Montgomery Counties.

 

L.S.A.A. Cancels Their Annual Carnival

Due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak, it is in the best interests of all to continue social distancing and minimize contact with one another until the virus is under control. As the timeline for this is unknown we have decided, in conjunction with Skelly’s that the 2020 LSAA Carnival, scheduled for April 7-11 at Russell Elliott Park, will be cancelled.

While unfortunate, as the carnival is the largest single fundraiser for the LSAA, canceling the event only makes sense. We can not put the carnival volunteers, the local police and fire fighters and the residents of our township in a position of risk regarding possible exposure to the virus.

As concerns our spring sports, decisions regarding cancelation/modification will be based on the actions taken by the Neshaminy School District, the Lower Southampton Township and the leagues under which each sport plays. You will receive more information as soon it becomes available.

Be safe. Be well. Stay at home!

The LSAA Carnival Committee

 

Governor Wolf issues “Stay at Home” Order effective 8 PM on March 23rd

Governor Wolf issued a Stay at Home Order for Bucks County today, March 23rd, effective 8 PM tonight until April 6th. Please read the article below for guidelines on allowable activites & essential travel:

Order Effective at 8:00 PM in Allegheny, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Monroe, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties

Governor Wolf’s Order
Secretary of Health’s Order
Stay at Home Guidance

Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine today issued “Stay at Home” orders to Allegheny, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Monroe, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties, as the state seeks relief to save lives and stop the spread of COVID-19.

This order takes effect at 8:00 PM on Monday, March 23, 2020, and will continue until April 6, 2020.

All schools statewide will also remain closed through at least April 6, 2020.

“I remain deeply concerned about this public health crisis and we must continue to take careful but critical steps now to mitigate the spread of COVID-19,” Gov. Wolf said. “We are issuing these orders because Pennsylvanians’ health and safety remains our highest priority.”

“The number of cases continues to grow and so we must take further steps to stop the spread of this contagious and dangerous novel virus to protect the public’s health and mitigate the risk to our hospital system,” Dr. Levine said. “There is one way to make sure people don’t need to be hospitalized and we don’t strain our health care system: Stay calm. Stay home. Stay safe.”

Individuals may leave their residence only to perform any of the following allowable individual activities and allowable essential travel:

  • Tasks essential to maintain health and safety, or the health and safety of their family or household members (including pets), such as obtaining medicine or medical supplies, visiting a health care professional, or obtaining supplies they need to work from home
  • Getting necessary services or supplies for themselves, for their family or household members, or as part of volunteer efforts, or to deliver those services or supplies to others to maintain the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences
  • Engaging in outdoor activity, such as walking, hiking or running if they maintain social distancing
  • To perform work providing essential products and services at a life-sustaining business
  • To care for a family member or pet in another household
  • Any travel related to the provision of or access to the above-mentioned individual activities or life-sustaining business activities
  • Travel to care for elderly, minors, dependents, persons with disabilities, or other vulnerable persons
  • Travel to or from educational institutions for purposes of receiving materials for distance learning, for receiving meals, and any other related services
  • Travel to return to a place of residence from an outside jurisdiction
  • Travel required by law enforcement or court order.
  • Travel required for non-residents to return to their place of residence outside the commonwealth

The following operations are exempt:

  • Life-sustaining business activities
  • Health care or medical services providers
  • Access to life-sustaining services for low-income residents, including food banks
  • Access to child care services for employees of life-sustaining businesses that remain open as follows: child care facilities operating under the Department of Human Services, Office of Child Development and Early Learning waiver process; group and family child care operating in a residence; and part-day school age programs operating under an exemption from the March 19, 2020 business closure Orders.
  • News media
  • Law enforcement
  • The federal government
  • Religious institutions

Individuals experiencing homelessness are not subject to this order but are strongly urged to find shelter and government agencies are urged to take steps needed to provide shelter for those individuals.

International students, foster youth, and any other students who would otherwise experience displacement or homelessness as a result of campus closures are exempt and may remain in campus housing.

At this time, law enforcement will be focused on ensuring that residents are aware of the order and informing the public of social distancing practices rather than enforcement. To report a noncompliant business, contact your local law enforcement agency’s non-emergency number or the nearest Pennsylvania State Police station. Please do not call 911 or the Department of Community and Economic Development to file reports. Law enforcement officers should refer to Business Closure Order Enforcement Guidance available online.

For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, Pennsylvanians should visit: https://www.pa.gov/guides/responding-to-covid-19/.