Food Pantry

 

Our pantry provides emergency food to assist households who are food insecure stretch their family food budget. Families can qualify for assistance monthly, and are able to walk along the shelves and choose items they will use and need at that particular time.

To request food assistance, call 570-322-1657 and leave a message on the answering machine. Someone will return your call to schedule your appointment. Our food pantry volunteers will help you feel comfortable and welcome.

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Special Collections

Special Collections are sometimes done by congregations and groups! It’s a wonderful blessing that boosts our stock! It is also sometimes done at a holiday time, Christmas – Thanksgiving – Easter, to allow us to give a special basket of food to clients! It is always a good idea to call the United Churches office (570-322-1110) to plan such an event together.

Volunteer

Volunteers are needed to stock shelves, unload deliveries, and most importantly to help each family find the foods that will best help them this month. We have volunteers who work once a week, others work once a month, and some are on call to substitute when someone is ill or away. Call the pantry 570-322-1657 to see what might work for you.

Information

Molly Eisley. UCLC Food Pantry Coordinator

Location: 202 E. Third St., Academy St. Entrance,  Williamsport.

Mailing Address: United Churches, 202 East Third Street,  Williamsport PA 17701

Telephone: 570-322-1657

Hours:

Monday: 9am-11am for Donations/stocking

Tuesday: 10:00am-2:00pm Serving clients

Wednesday: First Wednesday of each month 6pm-8pm

 

 

How can you help?

Donations of non-perishable food items and funds to purchase them are always needed.

Please note that the summer months are one of the busiest times for pantries because children are out of school so they eat more meals at home and everyone is more active. We also like to stock foods children can cook themselves as needed.

Food

  • Cereal and Oatmeal (especially the individual packs)
  • Mac & Cheese (especially microwaveable for kids)
  • Soups (especially Chicken Noodle)
  • Chicken and Rice Soup
  • Cream of Chicken Soup
  • Canned Fruit (ex. Pears, Peaches)
  • Canned Pineapple
  • Mandarin Oranges
  • Applesauce
  • Knorr Pasta — Hamburger / Chicken / Tuna Helper
  • Instant Potatoes
  • Boxed Scalloped and Au Gratin Potatoes
  • Canned Tuna
  • Salmon
  • Tuna and Chicken Breast Can or Pouch
  • Canned Beef Stew
  • Canned Chili
  • Rice-A-Roni
  • Ramen Noodles
  • Canned Carrots
  • Canned Mixed Vegetables
  • Canned Potatoes
  • Canned Beets
  • Canned Pears
  • Canned Peas
  • Canned Pumpkin
  • Boxed Pasta (all versions)
  • Canned Pasta Meals (like Chef Boyardee)
  • Elbow Macaroni
  • Noodles and Pasta
  • Pasta Side Dishes – Rice also (i.e. Knorr)
  • Egg Noodles
  • Lasagna Noodles
  • Spaghetti Sauce

Snacks, drinks, and other goods

  • Pickles and Olives
  • Healthy Snacks
  • Pancake Mix and Syrup
  • Boxed Milk
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Cake Mix/Frosting
  • Crackers
  • Snack bags of chips, pretzels, cookies, etc.
  • Tea / Coffee / Cocoa
  • Decaf Coffee Packets
  • Peanut butter and Jelly (especially grape)
  • Juices (Large – 64 oz.)
  • Jello and Pudding
  • Blueberry Pop Tarts
  • Condiments – Ketchup – Mustard – Relish – Mayonnaise
  • ****Plastic Grocery Bags – in good condition, please