The Pike County Office of Human Services received $10,000 from the Human Resources Foundation in Honesdale 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,” said 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.
The food bank locations include:
● Bushkill Outreach, Community Road (PO Box 103) Bushkill
Tues-Thurs, 8-11:30 a.m. Serves Lehman Township residents.
● Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Silver Lake Road, 16 Delaware Crest Pres., Dingmans Ferry
Daily 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Serves All Pike County residents
● Blooming Grove Food Pantry, St. John Neuman Good Shepherd, 4087 Conashaugh Lakes, Milford
Third Thursday of the month 9:30-11:30 a.m. Serves Residents of Blooming Grove Township
● Pike County Food Pantry, Moravian Church, 100 Alfred Drive, Greentown
Third Thursday of the month, 12-2 p.m. Serves Greene Township residents
● Ecumenical Food Pantry, Good Shepherd Church, 321 5th Street, Milford
Fridays 6:30-8 p.m. Serves Pike County residents. ID required
For more information, call the Office of Human Services 570-296-3434.