Military Family Pantry overview:
Our pantry is open to all military personnel (active duty, direct family or veteran) that lives in PA, is assigned to a PA unit or is from PA and serving in another state. During scheduled hours they are welcome to come in, show military ID or DD214, and “shop” free of charge for food, clothing, household items, cleaning supplies and more. There are usually volunteers available to help load the vehicles and there is plenty of parking in the rear of the building.
Anyone who wants to donate is welcome to drop off during scheduled hours or call 610-698-2122 to schedule a special appointment for larger donations. The following is a list of items that are always needed and welcomed for the pantry:
*Pasta sauces and various pastas
*Canned meats and fish like tuna, salmon, chicken, spam, turkey or ham
Cereals and hot oats, cream of wheat or cream of rice
Pancake mix and syrup
Canned soups, stews, chili or pastas
Canned fruits and snack pack puddings for lunches
Canned vegetables & beans
Flour, sugar, baking soda, brown sugar
*Condiments like ketchup, mustard, mayo, relish, salad dressings, taco sauce, gravy mix, salt, pepper, parsley….you get the idea
*Cleaning supplies, sponges, dish soap, spray cleaners, floor cleaners
*Laundry supplies and bleach
Personal care items like body wash, shampoo, conditioner, moisturizer, powder
*Baby items like baby bath, baby shampoo, formula, diapers, diaper rash cream, baby powder, toddler meals, teething snacks
*Paper towels, Kleenex and toilet tissue
*Brooms, mops, dust pans
Any fresh food items or frozen foods are very welcome and can be dropped off during normal pantry hours.
- Bread and rolls
- Vegetables and fruits
- Luncheon meats
- Frozen vegetables
- Frozen dinner in a bag meals
- Frozen or fresh chicken, turkey, beef, ham, venison
*indicates an item very much needed and seldom donated due to cost
We update product information and schedules on our Facebook page as often as necessary to keep everyone informed. Inclement weather updates are posted on our page or can be heard on our voicemail message.
We are proud to be able to offer this service to our military members and to assist them in their time of need. We also provide referrals to other agencies that may be able to further assist them with things like rent or utility bills. Thank you for your support for our troops, their families and our veterans. With continued community support we can make a huge difference in their comfort and peace of mind.