Soup Kitchen

During the global coronavirus outbreak, Seven Loaves Soup Kitchen is providing take outs between 5 and 6 p.m. each weekday afternoon.

The kitchen is located at 51 Warren St., Tunkhannock. For more information, call the soup kitchen at 570-996-5005, 3-7 p.m., Monday through Friday; or Cassandra at 570-903-4147.

CEO Food Giveaway

CEO Food Giveaway every third Monday at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 3832 Route 6, Tunkhannock, 10 a.m.-noon or while food items last. St. Peter’s is between Shadow Brook and the Wyoming County Emergency Operations Center. The food is given in cooperation with the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank.

Registration is on-site, and patrons are asked to wear face masks. For more information, call or text 570-878-4670.

FSA raising awareness

The Family Service Association of Northeast Pennsylvania is accepting donations to continue its work to raise awareness and help victims of child abuse.

FSA of NEPA serves children and their families through the Children’s Center of Susquehanna and Wyoming Counties. FSA noted that the COVID-19 pandemic has created conditions for a rise in violence that young children will find difficult to escape. Donations help children who are experiencing physical or sexual abuse. For information, visit or call 570-823-5144.

Humane Society

The Humane Society of Wyoming County is a non-profit, tax-exempt, all-volunteer organization. Volunteers and donations always needed.

If anyone is having trouble affording spay/neuter surgery, they should contact HSWC, which may be able to help them find an affordable plan.

If anyone suspects animal neglect/abuse, they should contact the Humane Society. All calls are confidential. For more information, call 570-836-4745 or visit online at

Literacy program

The Bradford-Wyoming Co. Literacy Program, an affiliate of ProLiteracy, trains volunteer tutors and provides free and confidential one-to-one tutoring for adults and teenagers in reading, math, and English as a second language.

The Literacy Program is headquartered at 200 Main St. in Towanda and is a member agency of the United Way of Bradford County.

To volunteer to become a tutor or for further information about the Bradford-Wyoming Co. Literacy Program, contact Program Coordinator Aubrey Carrington, at 570-297-3375.

Senior Peer Counseling

Volunteers 55 years or older who drive and can devote up to three hours a week are needed to visit older adults with mild emotional issues.

The experience and talents of volunteers in the Senior Peer Counseling Program of Community Counseling Services and the Retired Senior Volunteer Program provides a much needed service to isolated older adults.

Volunteers visit individuals 60 years and older in their homes to provide counseling services and socialization on a weekly basis.

There is no charge to participate. For questions about becoming a volunteer or receiving volunteer services in Luzerne and Wyoming Counties, please contact Rhoda Tillman at 570-552-6107.

Cancer support

The Wyoming County Cancer Society provides financial assistance to cancer patients who reside in Wyoming County. Reimbursement is offered on a quarterly basis to set a limit for expenses incurred in driving to doctor’s appointments or treatment centers for radiation and chemo therapy, as well as medication expenses, prescribed by the physician.

It is not affiliated with the American Cancer Society. For more info, please call 570-836-6552.

Red Cross help

The Wyoming County Chapter of the American Red Cross needs volunteers with opportunities available to meet your talents, interests, and schedule.

Whether you are a student looking to fulfill community service hours, a professional looking to share expertise, a student looking for more resume-building experience or an individual with the time and desire to work in his or her community, the Red Cross will find a place for you. Call 570-836-2626 for more information.

Meet up for Veterans

An opportunity to ‘Meet up for Military Veterans’ expands the former ‘Warrior Writers’ workshop that provided artistic expression and a safe place to share your experiences in the military culture- and which is open to all veterans and service members at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock.

The Meet up occurs on the second Friday of every month at 7 p.m. The cost is free. Sponsored by Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation. Call 570-996-1500 for more info.

Drivers needed

The American Cancer Society needs volunteer Road-to-Recovery drivers who would be able to drive their own car and take patients to and from their treatments for cancer.

You just need a valid Pennsylvania license, proof of insurance, good driving record, and a clear background check. A short orientation program is provided. Call 1-888-227-5445 option 3 for more information.

Address signs

Green reflective address signs are now available from the Lake Winola Fire Company for a $12 donation, with vertical or horizontal numbering available.

Signs meet all requirements of township ordinances requiring that street number signs be posted for properties in Falls, Overfield, and Exeter Townships. Call Gail at 570-237-1988 to order.

911 signs

The FWM Ambulance squad is selling reflective 911 address signs for $12. The signs are 6” x 18” green background with 4” white letters. These signs are a great way to identify your mailbox or house.

When time is of the essence, easy identification prevents time loss due to emergency responders trying to locate and identify your home. To place an order for your sign, you can call Tina at 570-240-0409.

Clergy fellowship

The Tunkhannock Area Clergy Fellowship meets on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at noon at Perkins Restaurant. All clergy (active or inactive) either living in Wyoming County or serving a church in the county are invited to this buy-your-own-lunch fellowship. We pray for the needs of the community.

For more information, call Pastor Rick Womer at 570-836-2470.

Noxen Clothes Closet

Noxen Clothes Closet is open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, on the second floor of the Noxen Historical School House, from 1 to 4 p.m.

The Clothes Closet offers inexpensive clothing for the entire family with some shoes and bedding. Donations are accepted during open hours.

Springville Clothes Closet

Village Clothes Closet of Springville, just off Rt. 29, has clothes for the entire family. Good, clean clothing at reasonable prices.

The shop is sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary of the Springville Vol. Fire Co., and is open every Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon. Call 570-965-2544 or 570-965-2058.

Nicholson food pantry

Nicholson Food Pantry is now operated by the Bridge Community Church in Nicholson. It is located under the mammoth bridge at

23 State Street. Food Pantry hours are 5-8 p.m. on the first, third, and fourth Thursdays of the month. For more info, contact Pastor Sean Heuer at 570-942-6010.

Pantry can helpIs your cupboard bare? The Wyoming County Food Pantry in Eaton Township can help.

The Food Pantry supplies food to those in need. For more info, call 570-836-4090.

FHF support group meets

Families Helping Families, providing education, information, and resources for individuals, families, and friends dealing with alcoholism and chemical dependency, meeting every Thursday, 6-8 p.m.

New participants are welcome. Sessions are held in the Fellowship Hall of Tunkhannock United Methodist Church, and are facilitated by Nicholas Colangelo, Clear Brook Lodge CEO, and Patricia Colangelo, addictions counselor.

Writers’ workshop

A writers’ workshop is held in the United Methodist Church annex near the Wyoming County Courthouse, in Tunkhannock, on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. It is free. For more information, call 570-878-5311.

DAR meetings

The Tunkhannock Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution meet at the Tunkhannock Library on the second Saturday of each month at 10:15 a.m., except for January, February and July. There is a business meeting followed by a guest speaker and refreshments. The DAR is an active, vibrant, service organization. Any woman 18 years or older who can prove lineal descent from a Patriot of the American Revolution is eligible to join. For more information, contact Nancy at 570-945-5197.

Intervention availableAre you concerned about your child’s ability to move, see, or hear? To talk or express needs? To relate to others? To think and learn? If you answer “yes” to any of the above, call now for a free screening and/or evaluation.

Phone the Early Intervention Services Unit of the Luzerne-Wyoming Counties Mental Health/Mental Retardation Program at 570-826-3030 or 1-800-816-1880.

Freedom through Hope

A program called “Freedom through Hope” for those with alcoholism and chemical dependency meets every Tuesday, 7-8:30 p.m.

It is held in the fellowship hall of the Emmanuel Assembly of God Church off Church Road in Harveys Lake. For more info, call Bob at 570-332-5473, or Louise at 570-836-6822 or 570-639-5858.

Lower Wyoming Cty. Food Pantry

The Lower Wyoming County Food Pantry is open the first and third Mondays of the month from 2:30 to 6 p.m. at the Lake Winola United Methodist Church, 326 Maple Drive, Overfield Twp.

For more info or emergency assistance, call Jen at 570-586-1433, Betty at 570-378-2723, or Mary Lou at 570-586-4811.

Interfaith deals

The Interfaith Friends Sweet Repeats Thrift Shop at 57 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Friday; and 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturdays. Info: 570-836-5242.

A bin to accept donated items is now set up behind the boutique. Donated items are always welcome and may be dropped off at any time.

Help us make a difference in the lives of others by purchasing our gently used clothing, books, jewelry, toys and household items. Proceeds help fund our many programs for low-income families.

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