The Wayne County Food Pantry Program provides nutritious shelf staples to supplement the applicant’s food budget on a regular monthly basis. The food items vary, and are dependent upon what may be available from the U.S Department of Agriculture, what food has been privately donated, and what may be purchased with available funds and monetary donations. Typically, a monthly food bag may contain canned fruit, meat, vegetables, potatoes, spaghetti, etc.
The Wayne County Pantry Program is sponsored through County Government. It is operated under the leadership of the Wayne County Pantry Board which is comprised of private citizens. Board members are also coordinators at each of the pantry sites. The Wayne County Pantry Program has five sites located in strategic areas of the County to serve eligible County residents.
The 5 food pantry sites can be found in Honesdale, Lakeville, Newfoundland, Lakewood, and Damascus. If you are interested in becoming involved with the food pantry or would like further information, please contact us at 570-253-4262 or Email Wayne County Pantry.
Information on meal planning, menu planning, nutrition, food storage, food preparation and budgeting are available at the pantry site. More information, and assistance in food and nutrition planning and education may be obtained from the Wayne County Penn State Extension Office.
To register at the food pantry site, applicants must bring proof of physical address, such as a current utility bill. No PO Boxes. In addition, applicant should know the names, dates of birth, last four digits of Social Security numbers, and income for all household members.
Donations to the food pantry are always welcome and appreciated.
Donations of non-perishable, non-outdated food items can be made by calling 570-253-4262 or email for information about drop-off.
Monetary donations can be made out to: Wayne County Food Pantry and mailed to 323 Tenth Street, Honesdale, PA 18431.
|Damascus Pantry||3rd Thursday monthly||1 - 3 p.m.
||Damascus Township Building
60 Conklin Road, Damascus
|Honesdale Pantry||2nd Tuesday monthly||10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
||Tri County Beverage
214 Willow Avenue Honesdale
|Lakeville Pantry||4th Thursday monthly||11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
||Paupack Township Building
25 Daniels Road Lakeville
|Lakewood Pantry||3rd Wednesday monthly||12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
||Northern Wayne Health Center
412 Como Road Lake Como
|Newfoundland Pantry||2nd Friday monthly||11 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
||Dreher Township Building
899 Main Street Newfoundland