Portland / Upper Mt. Bethel Food Pantry (PUMP) was founded by Sherma LaBarre Godshalk in 1994 as an outgrowth of her dedication to provide food to needy families. It continued under her direction for twenty-one years until she passed away in 2015. It continues under the direction of Sherman LaBarre (Sherma’s father) in her honor.
111 State Street, Portland, PA 18351 • 570-656-2967
To help end hunger and provide your neighbors with much needed food requires many hands and many talents. We've had many successes yet we are always striving to do more. We always need more help, and this is where you come in. Volunteer with us, or donate needed financial support and supplies.
Contact us for information about donating food, your time, or financial assistance.
All donations are tax deductible as we are a 501(C)(3) charitable organization. (Fed Tax ID# 45-3817436)
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Your donation will help relieve hunger in our community. Thank you!
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Upper Mt. Bethel
PUMP is blessed to have many generous food contributors. In this time of uncertainty, they have increased their support. Consequently, we need to expand our cold storage capacity. The simplest solution is a (reefer) refrigerated trailer. A friend of the food pantry has offered one to us for $6,000. Please consider a special financial donation to help offset the cost so we may serve the increasing number of families we assist.
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PUMP is located at the Portland Social Hall. We are the largest food pantry in our region and we rely on our staff of 50 dedicated volunteers to collect, stock, sort and distribute the food items. The food we provide is acquired through generous companies, organizations, churches and local farmers.
The food pantry is open to qualifying clients every Monday morning from 10:00 am to 11:30 am and again Monday evening 6:00 to 7:30 pm. Prior to receiving food assistance, clients must register and provide proof of residency. Families are permitted to receive food every two weeks. We serve over 535 families (over 1,350 individuals).
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