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 receiving donations, stocking, and cleaning

Tuesday: 10:00am-2:00pm – Serving neighbors

Thursday: 10:00am-12:00pm  – Serving neighbors

Wednesday: First Wednesday of each month 6pm-8pm – Serving neighbors

WE WILL BE CLOSED THURSDAY,  JULY 4th.

 

 

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.

Volunteers are needed to stock and clean the pantry, to assist with administrative tasks, and to assist our neighbors. 

Please call 570-322-1657 or email [email protected] 

Food

  • Cereal and Oatmeal (esp.  the individual packs)
  • Mac & Cheese (especially microwaveable for kids)
  • Soups (especially Chicken Noodle)
  • Canned Vegetable Soup
  • Chicken Noodle Soup
  • Chicken and Rice Soup
  • Canned Cream of Chicken Soup
  • Canned Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • Canned Chunky Soups
  • Canned Fruit (ex. Pears, Peaches)
  • Canned Pineapple
  • Canned Peaches
  • Canned Mandarin Oranges
  • Canned Oranges
  • Applesauce – canned or jars please
  • Knorr Pasta-Hamburger / Chicken / Tuna Helper
  • Instant Potatoes
  • Boxed Scalloped and Au Gratin Potatoes
  • Boxed Potato Flakes
  • Canned Tuna
  • Salmon
  • Tuna and Chicken Breast Can or Pouch
  • Canned Beef Stew
  • Pouches of Beef Stew
  • Canned Chili
  • Chunky Soups
  • Vegetable soup
  • Rice-A-Roni
  • Ramen Noodles – esp. Beef
  • Stovetop Stuffing – Boxed
  • Canned Carrots
  • Canned Mixed Vegetables
  • Canned Potatoes
  • Canned Beets
  • Canned Baked Beans
  • 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
  • Gravy
  • Salsa
  • BBQ 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
  • Tea Bags
  • Decaf Coffee Packets
  • Applesauce
  • Peanut butter
  • JIF to Go
  • Jelly (especially grape or strawberry)
  • Juices (Large – 64 oz.)
  • Kid’s Juice Boxes
  • Jello and Pudding
  • Blueberry Pop Tarts
  • Condiments:
  • – Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • Relish
  • Mayonnaise
  • ****Plastic Grocery Bags – in good condition, please
  • Sandwich size ziplock bags
  • Gallon bags