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Services

[Food Bank]

Friends of the Poor manages two full-time food pantries at the following locations:

Jackson Terrace
148 Meridian Avenue
Scranton, PA 18504 
Monday to Friday, 9 am - 3:30 pm 
(Contact Sr. Ann Walsh, IHM- 570-348-4429 or 570-348-4428 Or e-mail at friendsofthepoor.pa@gmail.com)

Valley View Terrace: Building 9
950 Pear St
Scranton, PA 18505 
Monday to Friday, 9 am to 2:30 pm 
(Contact Sr. Carleen, IHM- 570-348-3119)

Satellite pantries are hosted the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at: 

Bangor Heights: Community Room
Kennedy St and Kelly Ave
Scranton, PA 18508

Hilltop Manor: Community Room
136 Belvedere Dr
Scranton, PA 18505

IHM Friends Carbondale
92 Lincoln Ave, Carbondale, PA 18447
Previously the Marian Community Hospital

Donated clothing and household goods are available at the main pantries.

Furniture Bank: Friends of the Poor coordinates a furniture bank. Donations of furniture are received and sorted and made available for distribution. Those in need of furniture may call to complete a furniture request form.

Dollar Energy Water Assistance: Friends of the Poor acts as a referral site for the federal Dollar Energy program. It provides qualifying North East PA applicants with a grant to reactivate water service when it has been shut off. 

Material Assistanc and Referrals: Anyone is welcome to come to Friends of the Poor in times of crisis. When possible, we assist in filling their need or we refer people to other agencies that can help.

Big Friends Little Friends: Children of the Valley View development are provided with college mentors every Monday and Thursday during the school year to help with homework and educational activities. The after school program is overseen by a local teacher from the Scranton School District. The children also recieve a nutritious meal provided by the Weinberg Food Bank. A similar program is offered at the Washington Plaza development on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. 

Clothes Line For Men Program: This program supports men who are low income and in need of clothing for work, interviews or special occasions. The program is by referral and appointment only. Men can be referred by area agencies. Agencies can sumbitt this referral form to Friends of the Poor either via fax or email. Donations are accepted on-site once a week.