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.
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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 9 am until noon. 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).
THANKS TO ALL OF YOU, WE HAVE PURCHASED THE TRAILER
Upper Mt. Bethel
Make a single or monthly donation directly from your bank account, credit card, or Paypal.
Together we can make a difference. We can use your help.
June 7, 2021 new pantry hours will be 8:30 am
to 11:30 am
Your donation will help relieve hunger in our community. Thank you!
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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111 State Street, Portland, PA 18351 • 570-897-5847
Striving to nourish those in need within our community
Due to the wonderful generosity of all of our contributors and supporters PUMP was able to acquire the reefer (refrigerated trailer). This is a critical step in our commitment to provide food to an increasing number of individuals and families struggling through this difficult time. WE CANNOT THANK YOU ENOUGH!