Community and Family

Here’s Where to Find a Cooling Center as Sweltering Temps Ramp Up

Philadelphia will open a limited number of cooling centers as scorching temperatures combine with high humidity to make for potentially deadly conditions as a brutal heat wave sets in. The cooling center sites will be different than in past years and will have social distancing and mask standards in place as they open amid the coronavirus pandemic. | From: NBC10 Philadelphia/Telemundo62 (Read more.)

Community and Family

Philly recommends heat-vulnerable seniors ask neighbors for help

While New York has processed over 25,000 requests for air conditioning units over the past month, Philadelphia has struggled to come up with a plan to proactively combat heat-related dangers. City officials say they don’t have the money for a program like de Blasio’s and instead, are asking residents to help one another. | From: PlanPhilly (Read more.)

Community and Family

The Common Market is Donating $3.9 Million of Fresh Produce to Locals Facing Food Insecurity

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farmers to Families Food Box program awarded nonprofit regional food distributor The Common Market $5.7 million to purchase, pack, and facilitate deliveries of up to 50,000 “Farm-Fresh Boxes” for six weeks. $3.9 million is allocated to The Common Market Mid-Atlantic, the organization’s Philadelphia-based branch. | From: Green Philly (Read more.)