Friends of the Poor manages two full-time food pantries at the following locations:
148 Meridian Avenue
Scranton, PA 18504
Monday to Friday, 9 am - 3:30 pm
(Contact Sr. Ann Walsh, IHM- 570-348-4429 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Valley View Terrace: Building 9
950 Pear St - Bulding 9
Scranton, PA 18505
Monday to Friday, 9 am to 2:30 pm
(Contact Sr. Carleen, IHM- 570-348-3119)
Satellite pantries are hosted twice a month at:
Bangor Heights: Community Room
Kennedy St and Kelly Ave
Scranton, PA 18508 (call (570)348-4429 for dates/times)
Hilltop Manor: Community Room
136 Belvedere Dr
Scranton, PA 18505 (call (570)348-4429 for dates/times)
Carbondale: Trinity Episcopal Church
58 River St.
Carbondale, PA 18407 (call(570)348-4429 for dates/times)
The second Wednesday of every month at:
The Wright Center
5 South Washington Ave
Jermyn, PA 18433
The last Wednesday of every month at:
St. James/St. George Episcopal Church
398 Washington Ave
Jermyn Pa, 18433
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.