COVID-19 IMPORTANT INFO & UPDATES

GACM is on the frontline making sure our neighbors have needed food and information as we all deal with the COVID 19 pandemic.

 

Our team of dedicated volunteers continue to meet every challenge! Though currently unable to function as a "Choice Cupboard", in one third of the time we are serving twice as many neighbors. That’s 75 or more households served each Thursday from 10 to Noon. And we’re making home deliveries to some seniors and shut-ins.

 

Social services are now conducted remotely. If you have a utility, housing crisis or other concern, call our office Monday through Wednesday 9 am – 2 pm. If unable to speak someone at the time of your call, leave a message. Calls received during office hours will be returned the same day.

 

GACM Office 215-843-2340

Social Services: Monday – Wednesday 9 am – 2pm

Food Cupboard: Thursday 10am - Noon

  

 

THANK YOU ALL ESSENTIAL WORKERS, ESPECIALLY THOSE VOLUNTEERS AT GACM!

 

FOOD CUPBOARD

We need financial and volunteer support. You can quickly make online donations on our website or send your gift to GACM: 35 W Chelten Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa 19144. Volunteers are needed to support our food distributions once we confirm our emergency operation plan. To volunteer email your contact info to (info@crisisministry.org).

 

SOCIAL SERVICES

Social services are now conducted remotely. If you have a utility, housing crisis or other concern, call our office Monday through Wednesday 9 am – 2 pm. If unable to speak someone at the time of your call, leave a message. Calls received during office hours will be returned the same day. 

Email: info@crisisministry.org

Voice message: 215-843-2340

Voice messages and emails are checked daily, Monday through Thursday.

 

For specific questions

Email: info@crisisministry.org

Voice message: 215-843-2340

Voice messages and emails are checked daily, Monday through Thursday.

 

Please be safe! Wash your hands. Follow the City of Philadelphia's “Stay at Home” order.

Practice "Social Distancing" by keeping a distance of 6’ between you and others.

 

Did You Know

With significant income changes, you may now qualify for utility Customer Assistance Programs

 

· Per Public Utility Commission, no Philadelphia Utility Shut Offs through May 1, 2020

· State and Federal  Income Tax filing extension to July 15, 2020 

· PA Property Tax/Rent Rebate extension to December 31, 2020

· Cap4kids.org provides various resources. Targets families with children but informative for all​​

· To file for unemployment visit: www.uc.pa.gov

· To file for Food Stamps or Medicaid visit: www.compass.state.pa.us

· Temporary hold on some Philadelphia evictions. GACM will seek resources to help address housing crises resulting from income disruption per the Corona crisis.                                                     

For information, call GACM, 215-843-2340

 

GACM thanks Senator Art Haywood!  

The senator stopped by GACM to observe our food service. GACM is a satellite office for the Senator. During the pandemic his staff continues to provide us support and resources to help during the pandemic.  

Things to Remember!

Complete your 2020 Census  www.2020Census.gov

PA Primary Election Date 6/02/2020

You must register to vote by 5/18/2020

Questions, call 1-877-VotesPA (1-877-868-3772)

Prefer to vote from home? Absentee or mail-in-ballot is a safe and secure option. Applications must be returned by 5/26/2020. To request an application visit www.pavoterservices.pa.gov. Questions or need assistance, call Philadelphia County Board of Elections, 215-686-3469

 

Social Services      Monday - Wednesday      9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Food Cupboard    Thursdays    10:00 am - 12:00 pm​

[Hours are subject to change. In the case of inclement weather, GACM will close when Philadelphia Public Schools close.]

GACM is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization; (United Way Donor Option #48843

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