Community offers resources, support to those in need during COVID-19 outbreak
“Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” – Fred Rogers
Many area agencies and companies have stepped up to increase their normal assistance or are now offering help in a variety of ways in the Greater Lafayette area. We have compiled a list of some of the nearby assistance options. Note: Purdue University does not manage any of the websites or information below. Assistance options include:
Bauer Family Resources
Various types of resources listed for food, utilities, childcare, Veterans, mental health, academic and general information
United Way of Greater Lafayette & Tippecanoe County
- Need Help? – Resources are listed for assistance with Mental Health, Childcare, Food, Medical and Housing & Utilities; information continues to be added.
- COVID-19 Response Fund
Deploying resources to local organizations that are offering emergency relief to families and individuals in need
Free kids’ meal to all Lafayette School Corporation (LSC) students; any time during normal hours
Domino’s Pizza – all Lafayette locations
Free, small hand-tossed cheese pizza for school-aged children qualifying for free or reduced lunch
Monday-Friday, March 16-April 3
Carryout only, First 25 per day, Limit one per student per day
Food Finders Food Bank
Information available on food banks, mobile pantry, backpack program, SNAP, community resource guides and more.
Food Finders Food Bank Agency Partners – Tippecanoe County food pantries
Lafayette Eagles (3208 S 18th St)
Free bagged lunch/dinner for any school-aged child in need.
11 a.m.-8 p.m., Monday-Friday while schools are closed
*Call 765-474-1611 for delivery or pick-up at the Lafayette Eagles
Lafayette School Corporation (LSC) / Chartwells
Free breakfast and lunch for children under the age of 18
Distributed Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – noon.
Drive-thru style; individuals must remain in their vehicles
Student drop-off areas at Glenn Acres Elementary (1106 Kensington Dr.) and Miller Elementary (700 South 4th St.)
Meals for Delivery or pickup – 765-421-8171
sponsorship available for families in need
Tippecanoe School Corporation (TSC): Grab-and-Go Lunches
Meals (for five days) available at no cost to all TSC students in kindergarten through high school.
Distributed every Monday beginning at noon on a first-come-first serve basis.
Romney Meadow Apartments (Lafayette) and Point West Mobile Home Community (West Lafayette)
Internet Essentials from Comcast
Affordable, high-speed Internet
New customers will receive two months of free service
Amazon Future Engineer – free access to sponsored computer science courses; intended for independent learners in grades 6-12 and teachers. Parents can also access the curriculum.
Code.org Code Break – free; intended for students of all age as well as parents and teachers; every Wednesday. The Code.org team will teach students computer science at home while schools are closed. Every episode includes a weekly challenge.
BootUp – free; Grades K-12, parents and teachers; step-by-step lesson plans and coder resourcesScholastic Learn at Home – free, daily courses, activities for PK-6 kids
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