Community Connections

the newsletter of the Bucks County Opportunity Council

In this issue:

  • Prepared Meal Pilot Program
  • Life in Poverty Model
  • Wheelz2Work
  • VITA Program
  • Bucks Happening 2022
  • Save the Date for 25th ES Graduation & Register for the HNC Forum!

NEW Prepared Meals Pilot Program!!

We are excited to announce the start of our new Prepared Meals Pilot program. This program is possible through the collaborative efforts of Bucks County Opportunity Council and Philabundance and their Ending Hunger For Good Initiative, where prepared meals are delivered to clients enrolled in self-sufficiency programs.

The goal is to provide healthy, nutritious meals to participants and eliminate the stress of hunger while they are working to improve their economic stability through BCOC’s self-sufficiency programs. The meals are prepared through the Philabundance Community Kitchen (PCK) and are delivered frozen directly to the participant's home.

Life in Poverty Model

As a part of BCOC's Economic Self-Sufficiency program, participants are attend a six week "Getting Ahead in a Just Gettin' by World" course. This virtual workshop helps those experiencing poverty gain the knowledge and skills necessary to thrive as they investigate the root causes of poverty and create a path to self-sufficiency.

One of the first steps in this course, is to collaboratively create a mental model of what it's like to live in poverty. Please see the very powerful words we captured from the most recent class.


The lack of safe and reliable transportation limits access to jobs and educational opportunities. The Bucks County Opportunity Council, in partnership with Bucks County Community College and the Gene and Marlene Epstein Humanitarian Fund, is currently seeking both good, used automobiles and financial support to help those in need of reliable and safe transportation. Donate a car and change a life!!!

*Handwritten 'Thank you' note from an

appreciative recipient to the generous donor.

Donating your car is easy. Visit our website, or contact Eileen Albillar, Volunteer and Community Connections Manager, to get started at or

215-345-8175 ext. 209

Wheelz2Work is proudly supported by:

Learn more about Wheelz2Work here!

Tax Time- Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program is here to help!


BCOC is the grantee from the IRS for the Volunteer Income tax Assistance program (VITA). Certified volunteers prepare tax returns (federal, state and local) for low-income Bucks County residents, at no charge. Visit our website for tax appointment eligibility information, and request a tax appointment at one of our 4 locations (Bristol, Warminster, Newtown and Quakertown)

Tax Appointment Info.

Its not too late! We need your vote!

BCOC is nominated for Best of Bucks: Best Charity for 2022!!

We need your votes to help us win for the second year in a row!!

It is one vote per email so please share with friends and family!!

Vote for BCOC!

Registration is now OPEN for the HNC Forum!


Mark your Calendars for April 20th!

We’re taking the following steps to ensure a safe and comfortable environment for our guests:

  • We request that everyone attending the event be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 per CDC guidelines.
  • We’ll seat fewer guests at each 72” round table – 8 versus the usual 10. Parties of 10 may still be seated together.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the venue.

We continue to monitor the situation, as well as CDC and local guidelines for gatherings, and will make additional adjustments as needed.

This event will be streamed virtually for those who can't attend in person.

Watch The 25th ES Graduation Teaser Here!

Registration information coming soon!

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