Food Assistance

Friends of the Poor (FOTP) operates eight food pantries, two full-time and six part-time.  Annually, these pantries serve 14,000 individuals unduplicated, and more than 40,000 duplicated.  In addition, the agency’s Family to Family program holds three large-scale food distributions around major holidays, including Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter.  These giveaways serve 15,000, 5,000, and 5,000 individuals respectively. 

 
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Permanent Pantries

Jackson Terrace

148 Meridian Ave
Scranton PA, 18504

Monday through Friday
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
570-348-4429

Valley View Terrace

950 Pear Street, Building 9
Scranton PA, 18505

Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri
9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
570-348-3119

Satellite Pantries

Hilltop Manor
Community Room

136 Belvedere Dr
Scranton PA, 18505

3rd Thursday each month
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

St. James & St. George Episcopal Church

398 Washington Ave
Jermyn, PA 18433

4th Wednesday of each month
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

232 Wyoming Ave
Scranton, PA 18503

3rd Tuesday of each month
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

 

First Congregational United Church of Christ

130 Union St
Taylor, PA 18517

4th Thursday of each month
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

 

Bangor Heights
Community Room

Kennedy St and Kelly Ave
Scranton, PA 18508

3rd Thursday of each month
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

 

Finch Towers

424 Wyoming Ave
Scranton, PA 18503

Last Friday of each month
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

 

Sacred Heart of Jesus Church

1101 Willow St
Peckville, PA 18452

2nd Wednesday of each month
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

 

Johnson College*

3427 North Main Ave
Scranton, PA 18508

*Contact Melissa Saxon-Price at msaxonprice@johnson.edu or ph (570) 702-8956

 

Marywood University Pacer Pantry*

2300 Adams Ave
Scranton, PA 18509

*For students, staff, and faculty; contact Karen Rossmell at pacerpantry@marywood.edu