Amateur chefs from five Delaware County churches and synagogues will don their aprons and face-off for the honor of “Top Shelter Chef” in a fundraiser to benefit three Delaware County shelters. The 5th Annual “Top Shelter Chef Contest” is scheduled for Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church (located at 229 Powell Lane in Upper Darby, PA 19082). The contest will benefit the Community Action Agency of Delaware County, Inc.‘s (CAADC) Save Our Shelters (S.O.S.) Campaign. The S.O.S. Campaign supports CAADC’s emergency shelters serving families and individuals from all of Delaware County including the Family Management Center, Life Center of Eastern Delaware County and the Wesley House. Currently, 50 different volunteer groups cook and serve meals at the Life Center on a rotating basis. The contest will feature volunteers from four of those organizations plus a Life Center Alumni who will provide samples to all attendees and vie for the title of “Top Shelter Chef 2016.” Tickets for the event are $25 and all proceeds will benefit CAADC’s shelters. Attendance is limited. Tickets may be purchased by Clicking the “TICKETS” button on the right of this page (it can also be found on our Main Page). Tickets purchased on-line will be mailed to you plus your name will be placed on a list at the door. You may also call Daniel at 610-891-3997 to purchase tickets by check. If available, tickets may also be purchased at the door.
October 30th is National Weatherization Day. Weatherization provides a cost-effective permanent solution for reducing the heavy energy burden on low-income Americans. As the cold weather approaches, most families across the country are turning up their thermostats to combat dropping temperatures. For low-income families, however, cranking up the heat is not always an option. These families pay 14.4% or more of their annual incomes for energy compared with only 3.3% for other non low-income families. The Weatherization Program is available to help make low-income households more energy efficient. To apply for the Weatherization Program or for additional information, residents can contact CAADC at (610) 521-8770.
The Community Action Agency of Delaware County, Inc. (CAADC) will be holding its 37th Annual Meeting on Thursday October 27th, 2016 at the Springfield Country Club (400 West Sproul Road, Springfield, PA 19064) from 12:00 Noon to 2:00 PM. The event will celebrate the the Agency’s accomplishments over the last year and is being sponsored by the Boeing Company and UPS. CAADC provides a variety of social services helping low-income person achieve self-sufficiency including emergency shelter, transitional housing, rental assistance, utility assistance, financial literacy instruction, etc. The luncheon event will include an update on the Agency’s status, a look back at the past year, as well as awards to supporters of the Agency. Central to the program also will be recognition of clients that have made significant progress towards self-sufficiency. Please call (610) 891-5101 if you are interested in attending.
The Life Center Feeding Program each night at 7:00 provides a full meal to individuals or families from the community that are in need. The Life Center is located at 6310 Market Street in Upper Darby.