As temperatures in the Poconos drop to one-digit and below, the need for human services increases. We hope you never need these resources, but here’s a list if you do.
severe weather:NWS broadcasts wind cooling to the Poconos Friday night to Saturday, the temps could feel like 20 below
Of interest:Pennsylvania residents can apply for SNAP by phone
Do you need a place to live?
Stroudsburg Wesleyan Church: Stroud Wesleyan Cold Weather Shelter is open overnight at 21:00 to 06:00, seven days a week until 31 March. For more information, call 570-872-0126.
Street2Feet: Day care and outreach program for adults who are homeless or facing homelessness, located at 130 North 1st St., Suite 102 in downtown Stroudsburg. Open 10am to 2pm Monday to Friday and 9am for dinner on Saturdays. Call 570-369-1299 for more information.
Women’s resources in Monroe County: Women’s Resources offers emergency shelter for those who experience or are at risk of domestic violence, regardless of gender, age, race, sexual orientation or religion. Call the 24-hour hotline, 570-421-4200, for assistance.
Salvation Army emergency shelter: The Salvation Army provides short-term emergency shelter from kl. 17:00 to 8 a.m. to distressed at 226 Washington St.
East Stroudsburg. Call 570-421-3050 for more information.
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Where can I Find a Meal?
There are several places in Monroe County where one can eat a hot meal or pick up pantry items and food to take away.
Community Meals in Monroe County
St. Church of Luke: The Sunday Community Meal will be held from 12:30 to 13:30 every Sunday in St. Luke’s Church 818 Main St. in Stroudsburg. Everyone is welcome.
The Salvation Army: The soup kitchen offers take-away meals during the pandemic. Pick up a three-day delivery of breakfast and lunch Monday, Wednesday and Friday from noon. 10 for dinner at the Salvation Army, 226 Washington St. in East Stroudsburg.
Meals on wheels: Qualified persons can receive meals delivered between 11:00 and 13:00 on certain days. To learn more and request information, go to monroemeals.org/services or call 570-424-8794.
Stroudsburg United Methodist Church: The church (547 Main St.) hosts a “take out” soup kitchen from 2pm to 3pm on Sundays behind the church on Ann Street in the center of Stroudsburg. For more information or to find out how to become a volunteer, call 570-421-6020.
Food pantries in Monroe County
Pleasant Valley Ecumenical Network: The food pantry at PVEN, 2334 Route 209, Sciota, offers food pick-up to residents of Chestnuthill, Eldred, Hamilton, Jackson, Ross and Polk townships. Note: PVEN closes if Pleasant Valley School District cancels transportation due to bad weather. You must reserve your place for collection. Customers are required to empty their trunk, minimize the number of people in the car and not have pets in the vehicle. Call 570-992 3136 for more information.
Evangelical Renaissance Church: The church offers a drive-thru food pantry on the grounds at 131 Lower Swiftwater Road in Swiftwater from 6 p.m. 9.00 for dinner on Saturdays.
Stroud Wesleyan: The church, 915 North Fifth St., Stroudsburg, operates a pantry from 5pm to 6pm on the first and third Friday of each month. For more information, call 570-421-0750.
Warrior Food Pantry: East Stroudsburg University students have access to the pantry at St. Matthew’s Church, 78 Ridgeway St. in East Stroudsburg. Access via Brodhead Street’s basement entrance. E-card required. For more information, email Selena Hines firstname.lastname@example.org or call 570-422-3463.
YMCA Coat Drive
Add together: If you need warm clothes, stop by the Pocono YMCA lobby during opening hours to pick up a coat from their coat drive.
Info: Pocono Family YMCA, 809 Main St., Stroudsburg. 570-421-2525. Y is open from 5.30am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm on Saturdays and noon to 5pm on Sundays.
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