Services

Satellite Pantries

Pantries are hosted twice a month at:

Bangor Heights, Community Room
Kennedy Street and Kelly Avenue
Scranton, PA 18508
Call 570-348-4429 for dates/times

Hilltop Manor, Community Room
136 Belvedere Drive
Scranton, PA 18505
Call 570-348-4429 for dates/times

Trinity Episcopal Church
58 River Street
Carbondale, PA 18407
1st and 3rd Thursday of each month

And once a month at:

The Wright Center
5 South Washington Avenue
Jermyn, PA 18433
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
First Wednesday of each month

Saint James/Saint George Episcopal Church
398 Washington Avenue
Jermyn, PA 18433
2nd Wednesday of each month

Finch Towers
424 Wyoming Avenue
Scranton, PA 18503
One Friday each month
call 570-348-4429 for dates and times

Food Pantries

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

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

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

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

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

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. Agencies can refer men using our referral form. Donations are accepted on-site once a week.

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 Assistance 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.