Together we can make a difference. We can use your help.

We would like to thank all those who volunteer and keep the Food Pantry running. We have an adequate volunteer list at this time.

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 8:30 am to 11:30 am. 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 426 families (over 1,060 individuals).

Challenge Grant Completed! 

 Contact PUMP for information about receiving food, 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)

PUMP is open every Monday from 8:30 to 11:30 AM 

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The Challenge Grant is complete and we have our new truck.  Many thanks to all who made the purchase of the new truck possible.

111 State Street, Portland, PA 18351  •  570-897-5847 

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Upper Mt. Bethel

Food Pantry


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 was then under the direction of Sherman LaBarre (Sherma’s father), in her honor, until his passing in December of 2020. It continues with its many hard working volunteers.

Your donation will help relieve hunger in our community. Thank you!