Emergency Food Clearinghouses

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    Programs that coordinate requests for emergency food assistance by screening individuals who apply using criteria established by the food pantries or other providers, maintaining lists of individuals who have been aided, and checking new applicants against the lists before referring them to a resource that can meet their needs. Emergency food clearinghouses help to avoid duplication of service and maximize the availability of food resources while relieving the agencies of the task of handling requests directly. Also included are programs that refer people needing food to an appropriate resource, but which are not the sole source for this information.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    Helping Harvest - Food ReferralsProvides referrals to pantries, soup kitchens and meals in the community. Call for a complete listing of Thanksgiving and Christmas mealsBerksHelping HarvestHelping Harvest
    Lycoming County United Way -ClearinghouseCoordinates a partnership of 45 human service provider organizations that directly provide emergency material assistance. For example, material aid provided by the American Rescue Workers, Salvation Army, Son Light House and other community groups is tracked through a web-enabled database maintained by American Rescue Workers. This information is available to all member agencies in order to maximize needed assistance and eliminate unnecessary duplication of services.LycomingLycoming County United Way - Donation and Volunteer OpportunitiesLycoming County United Way
    Social WorkSocial Work - assistance with Life Threatening Medications (1 time), Emergency food, Clothing (Fire Victims, Homeless, Job Interviews, School Appropriate Dress Code) and Funeral expenses.FranklinThe Salvation Army, ChambersburgThe Salvation Army, Chambersburg
    Supplemental Food Resource Center - Effort United Methodist ChurchSupplemental Food Resource Center (SFRC) is an outreach ministry serving the West End communities of Effort, Gilbert, Kunkletown, Kresgeville, Brodheadsville, Saylorsburg, Sciota, and Albrightsville in Monroe County. Food pantry is open on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Households or invidiuals are limited in the number of food donations than can receive within a time period. This food pantry is made possible through support from Second Harvest Food Bank of Lehigh Valley and Northeastern Pennsylvania.MonroeEffort United Methodist ChurchEffort United Methodist Church
    Union-Snyder Community Action Agency - Emergency Food ClearinghouseMaintains a list of contacts for emergency food needs. Services are available to residents of both Union and Snyder Counties.SnyderUnion-Snyder Community Action Agency - Food Security ServicesUnion-Snyder Community Action Agency
    US Department of Agriculture - National Hunger ClearinghouseProvides info about food resources in the community.United States Department of AgricultureUnited States Department of Agriculture

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