The HELP Center – a Healthy Eating and Living Partnership – is a collaboration between three nonprofit agencies: Bucks County Opportunity Council, St. Mary Medical Center, and United Way of Bucks County. Penn Community Bank provides generous support for the project.
Located in Bristol, HELP is an 8,000 square foot warehouse, distribution center, and “shop” for our gifts in-kind program (formerly “The Shed”). With a commercial loading dock and expansive storage capability, the center allows UW Bucks to accept large corporate donations— full tractor trailer loads – of home goods and consumables.
Beginning in April 2020, we received and distributed truckloads of pandemic support from companies like Colgate-Palmolive, Kimberly-Clark, and Cora. Local retailers like Amazon, Walmart, and Bed Bath & Beyond regularly donate a range of brand-new items, all of which reach the people who need them most.
Our partners use the space for food storage and distribution through food pantries and weekend backpack programs.
Each month, hundreds of new people “shop” with us for the things they need. For families struggling financially, it is a game changer.