The Food Services Program provides emergency food assistance, daily meals, food programs for seniors, winter holiday baskets and a healthy pantry initiative for the residents of Pottstown.
Our NEW SmartChoice Virtual Pantry allows clients to shop for a three day emergency supply of food once a month. The distribution of the food is regulated by State and Federal guidelines. Because of the generous donations of our supporters, most shoppers leave with a grocery cart full of food.
To qualify for the Food Pantry Pottstown residents must have income that falls below 150% of the Federal Poverty guidelines. Also they must provide 1. Proof of residency in Pottstown (lease, mortgage, utility bill) 2. Photo ID for everyone in the household 18 years or older. 3. A birth certificate for any household member 17 years of age or younger ( or official proof of the minor’s residency in the home).
Families may shop for food on a first come first served basis, Tuesday through Friday morning between 10:30-12:30. You do not need to call for an appointment. You are able to receive food once a month. You do not need to wait 4 weeks before coming again, as long as it is a new month. For families that are working or have unique circumstances, please contact our office for further details.
Commodity Supplemental Food Program
The Commodity Supplemental Food Program was implemented to improve the health of Senior Citizens through better nutrition. Participants must be 60 years of age or older and meet income requirements. Qualified seniors will receive a monthly box of food that contains a variety of basic staples.
To register for CSFP seniors need to show Proof of age, residency and household income.
Senior Farmer's Market Nutrition Program
The Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program seeks to aid seniors and farmers in Pennsylvania by providing qualified seniors with $20.00 in checks that may be used only at participating Farmer’s Markets to buy PA grown produce. The program runs from June to September and the checks may be used through November. Participants must be 60 years or older during the current calendar year, a Montgomery County resident, and living on a limited income.
Holiday Dinner Baskets
In October we register families to receive a box of groceries that will make a complete holiday dinner. The boxes are handed out during the third week of December.
Healthy Pantry Initiative
Our goal is to promote nutrition by educating family members to make wise food choices whenever they are selecting food for the family table. Our food pantry is categorized according to ChooseMyPlate.Gov., which illustrates the five food groups that are building blocks for a healthy diet.