The Pike County Office of Human Services received $10,000 from the Human Resources Foundation in Honesdale, PA to support Pike’s five local food banks, which are serving significantly more residents during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.
“We are extremely appreciative of this much needed assistance,” says Robert Ruiz, Director of Pike County Human Services. “It will go a long way to help local residents who depend on these food banks.”
Each food bank typically receives an allocation of about $2,000 per month from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, which can only be used to purchase food.
The additional funding provided by the Human Resources Foundation can be used to cover non-food items such as utensils and cleaning supplies, which are currently in accelerated use for proper safety and disinfecting.
“We are so please to assist Pike County in its time of need, especially during an unprecedented crisis such as the one presented by COVID-19,” says Stephanie Uhranowsky, Human Resources Foundation Director. “We hope these funds provide the intermittent relief that the food banks so desperately need.”
Friends of Mike Peifer also provided $1,000 to support Pike County’s food banks.
Food bank locations include:
PO Box 103
Bushkill, PA 18324
Tues-Thurs, 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Serves Residents of Lehman Township
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
Silver Lake Road
16 Delaware Crest Pres.
Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328
Daily 9AM – 12 PM
Serves All Pike County Residents
Blooming Grove Food Pantry
St. John Neuman Good Shepherd
4087 Conashaugh Lakes
Milford, PA 18337
Third Thursday-Monthly 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Serves Residents of Blooming Grove Township
Pike County Food Pantry
100 Alfred Drive
Greentown, PA 18426
Third Thursday-Monthly 12 PM – 2PM
Serves Residents of Greene Twp.
Ecumenical Food Pantry
Good Shepherd Church
321 5th Street
Milford, PA 18337
Serves Pike County Residents Fridays 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
For more information, call the Office of Human Services 570-296-3434.