Local food banks and distributions for the holiday season

Local food banks and food distributions around Nanticoke


Local food banks and food distributions around Nanticoke

Jordan Lamb, Student Writer

Food insecurity affects 33.8 million people across the US, with more and more people each year finding themselves within this statistic. With these rising hunger rates, especially during the holidays, it’s good to know that help is available to those who need it.

In and around Nanticoke, there are many food pantries and food supply chains that families in need can rely on this holiday season.

1. Nanticoke Area Food Pantry – St. Faustina Kowalska Roman Catholic Parish

Location: 518 S Hanover St, Nanticoke, PA, 18634

Type: Food Pantry

Days: Wednesdays

Hours: 9-11 AM

Contact: 570-735-4833 or [email protected]

2. Nebo Baptist Church Free Produce Market

Location: 75 S Prospect St., Nanticoke, PA, 18634

Type: Free Produce Market/Food Distribution

Days: 1st Wednesday of every month

Hours: 4-6 PM

Contact: 570-735-3932

3. Restored Church Community Food Distribution

Location: 74 S Meade St., Wilkes-Barre, PA, 18702

Type: Food Distribution

Days: 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month

Hours: 3-6 PM

Contact: [email protected]

4. Shickshinny Area Food Pantry 

Location: 6 E Butler St., Shickshinny, PA, 18655

Type: Food pantry

Days: Thursdays

Hours: 12-2 PM

Contact: 570-542-5821

5. St. Nicolas R. C. Church Food Pantry 

Location: 266 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre, PA, 18701

Type: Food pantry

Days: Wednesdays

Hours: 10 AM – 1 PM

Contact: 570-823-7736