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Schuylkill County free food pantries and meal programs.

Low income and struggling families in Schuylkill County can get help from a free food pantry or soup kitchen near them, which are listed below. Based on donation levels, there may be canned groceries, fresh fruit, meat, or vegetables and even baby formula for new parents. Many of the charities that giveaway free food also have clothes, personal hygiene supplies, and other goods for clients. Also find a phone number for more free food programs at the bottom of the page.

A wide variety of resources may be offered. The goal of the food pantries across Schuylkill County and Pottsville is to help feed struggling households. This can include free food for the elderly, disabled, single mom or dads, or just low income families. In general, a few to several days supply of food is offered. Note many also have seasonal assistance programs, ranging from free Easter, Thanksgiving, or Christmas meals to clothes at winter or summer snacks for kids.

Community Mission
Location is 32 N Jardin St
Shenandoah, PA 17976
Call (570) 617-4620
There is a free food pantry and clothing closet. Groceries, canned goods, personal toiletry, and household supplies like laundry detergent, toilet paper, and soap may be offered. There is also a free clothing bank.

Zion Lutheran Church
Fourth and Lewis Streets
Minersville, Pennsylvania 17954
Phone - (570) 622-1995
This is the free Minersville Area Food Pantry.

Billie Payne Community Center
400 North Seventh Street
Pottsville, PA 17901
(570) 622-1995
They operate a Pottsville area free food bank. Boxed or Canned Juices, Dried beans, Peanut Butter, Bread, shelf-stable foods, meat and more may be offered. Donations keep the pantry open, and volunteers from the charity hope the low income and working poor.

 

 

 

Salvation Army Schuylkill County and Pottsville Corps
The emergency food pantry is at 400 Sanderson Street
Pottsville, Pennsylvania 17901
Main number is (570) 622-5252
Various financial aid, food and meal, and seasonal programs are offered. The low income, elderly, seniors and single moms (among others) often get help. There may be housing resources, free food from the pantry, Christmas meals or Thanksgiving turkey dinners and more. There may also be free diapers and snacks for students.

Schuylkill Community Action Program
Location of the non-profit 225 North Center Street
Pottsville, PA 17901
For hours, dial (570) 622-1995
A food pantry is on site. Or low income clients can get help with filling out forms for SNAP food stamps, free school lunch or breakfast programs, USDA commodities and more. They also have grants for bills, job programs, and other aid. More on assistance from Schuylkill Community Action Program.

Servants to All - My Father's House
4 South Centre Street
Pottsville, PA 17901
(570) 728-2917
Get everything including Cooking oils, Vienna Sausage, canned meat, sausage, Dry Beans, hygiene supplies like free laundry detergent or feminine goods and other help.

St Clair-Wade UMC
The church food pantry is at 23 North Front Street
Saint Clair, Pennsylvania 17970
Telephone - (570) 622-1995

 

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Schuylkill Haven Area Food Pantry
110 W Columbia St
Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972
(570) 622-1995
They give free supplemental food and groceries.

Good Intent Fire Company has the Schuylkill Valley Food Pantry
Main address is 15 McComb Street
New Philadelphia, PA 17959
For details on programs, dial (570) 622-1995

Helping Harvest
They are the Feeding America affiliate and run the Mobile Market.
For locations, dial (610) 926-5802.
Various churches, charities, and businesses partner with the agency. It goes throughout Schuylkill County. Free food, hot meals, dairy, and other goods. Or get referrals too. Call the non-profit for locations and hours.

Four Square Gospel Church
Location is 2300 Mahantongo Street
Pottsville, PA 17901
Call (570) 622-7323
Anyone in need in the county can seek help. Get Shelf Stable or Dry Milk, dairy, breads and more.

Saint Patrick's
Location of the soup kitchen in 504 Mahantongo Street
Pottsville, PA 17901
Call (570) 617-2957
They have a soup kitchen most days of the week. Anyone can stop by for a hot (or cold) meal, drink, counseling and more. There may be blankets, clothing as well as a meal at the Pottsville Area Kitchen.

 

 

 

 

Saint Matthew's the Evangelist Meal
Church Street and Spencer Street
Minersville, PA 17954
It only operates a few times per month. Call (570) 544-2211.

Find more free food and meals in Schuylkill County

There are other free food pantries and hunger prevention programs. Low-income families can also apply for USDA programs, Meals on Wheels, government benefits, and even SNAP food stamps. Call (610) 926-5802 for details.

By Jon McNamara

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