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. 

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