Select Your Destination
 

< Feature Stories >

Congratulations to the Wellsboro High School Class of 2020!

Commencement to air at 7pm on Home Page & Channel 13

Pool season details to be discussed at council meeting

UPMC Data Show COVID-19 is Increasingly Rare

The Eaton Calendar - June 3

A Message from the Office of the Chairman of UPMC

COVID-19 PA County Testing

Hume Named Senior Vice President

COVID-19 PA County Testing

DCNR Moves to Open State Park Swimming Beaches & Pools

How it Works & When You Should Use It

Pastor Mike recounts the story of an ancient warrior king

Tioga County observes Memorial Day

Community cheers for Class of 2020 car parade in Wellsboro

Spacious, peaceful home atop the hills above Hills Creek

 
 
 

Encourage Your Friends & Neighbors!

Tis the season of giving and helping those in need...

 

by Sarah Vickery - December 10, 2014

Tis the season of giving and helping those in need. The Wellsboro Area Food Pantry is just one location where donations can make a vital impact on local families. Sarah Vickery spoke with Bill Yacovissi, president of the Wellsboro Area Food Pantry, about organization and its influence in the community.

The Wellsboro Area Food Pantry was organized more than 20 years ago. It grew out of a cooperative effort among many churches in the area. Led by Matt Baker, the pantry located a place to distribute food, obtained donations and recruited volunteers. In February 1992, the pantry moved into the basement of the Wellsboro United Methodist Church. The Wellsboro Area Food Pantry is affiliated with the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank and receives funds from The Emergency Food Assistance Program and the State Food Purchase Program administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.

To be eligible for distribution of food, clients must register with the food pantry. Families registering with the pantry need to meet the income guidelines provided by the county Department of Human Services. The Wellsboro Area Food Pantry distributes food to families in need – two times each month, currently the second Monday and fourth Tuesday. The Pantry is currently distributing food to over 240 households a month. The number of items and the quantity of food is proportional to the size of the family. The Wellsboro Area Food Pantry is housed in the lower level of the Wellsboro United Methodist Church on the corner of Main and Queen Streets in Wellsboro. The Food Pantry entrance is through the side door located near the rear of the building on Queen Street. Parking is on the street beside the church or in the rear of the church. The Pantry opens at 10 am and closes at 1 pm.

Much additional support comes from local area churches and local organizations that donate money and sponsor food drives. One of these businesses in is Century 21 Wilkinson-Dunn. Century 21 realtor, Sandra Wilson, has been coordinating their collection efforts for the past 8 years. Sandra feels this particular cause is important because you are helping local individuals. Monetary or food donations may be dropped off at the Century 21 office on Main Street in Wellsboro. You may also specify which food pantry you would like your donation to help. Sandra encourages monetary donations over food, as the pantries can make more efficient use of the funding through special food bank discounts. However, all donations are greatly appreciated and welcomed.

Other food pantries in Tioga County are located in Mansfield, Westfield, Lawrenceville, Millerton, and Blossburg.

To learn more about the Wellsboro Area Food Pantry, please visit www.wellsborofoodpantry.org.
Tioga County is more than a collection of communities – we’re a family. Let’s come together as a family and share what we have so we can all enjoy this Christmas season and have a happy new year.

Credits:

Writing: Sarah Vickery

 

Produced by Vogt Media

< Current Stories >

 

See More Current Stories

 

Congratulations to the Wellsboro High School Class of 2020!

June 5, 2020

 

Cool off this summer safely and soon!

June 5, 2020

 

Commencement to air at 7pm on Home Page & Channel 13

June 5, 2020

 

Pool season details to be discussed at council meeting

June 5, 2020

 

Efforts to Protect Elderly are Working

June 4, 2020

 

Youth ages 5-18 invited to swim safely this summer!

June 4, 2020

 

The Eaton Calendar - Update

June 3, 2020

 

Response affects billions of dollars in resources

June 3, 2020

 

Many across our nation are grieving, and so are we

June 2, 2020

 

72,894 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases for Pennsylvania

June 2, 2020

 

Revisiting Behind the Sparkle: The Gem That Changes Color

June 2, 2020

 

C&N Names Chrissi Hume as Senior Vice President, Director of Treasury Management

June 1, 2020

 

Wellsboro holds virtual athletic awards ceremony

June 1, 2020

 

70,735 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases for Pennsylvani

May 29, 2020

 

Be kind to your mind!

May 29, 2020

 

Effective Saturday, June 6, all 58 state park beaches will be open to swimming

May 28, 2020

 

How it Works & When You Should Use It

May 28, 2020

 

Pastor Mike recounts the story of an ancient warrior king

May 27, 2020

 

Tioga County observes Memorial Day

May 26, 2020

 

Community cheers for Class of 2020 car parade in Wellsboro

May 25, 2020

 

Spacious, peaceful home atop the hills above Hills Creek

May 23, 2020

 

Tioga County COVID-19 Task Force Update

May 22, 2020

 

County Commissioners petition Governor Wolf to open up

May 21, 2020

 

Encourage local students through this special program!

May 21, 2020

 

Welcoming Chiropractor Dr. Sarah Taylor to the Laurel Health Family

May 20, 2020

 

JGM Coach & Benedicts Bus Service rally for awareness

May 18, 2020

 

Local business preview following yellow phase launch

May 15, 2020

 

Census money allocations, resources & signs explained

May 14, 2020

 

Approved Over $98 Million for Local Businesses

May 12, 2020

 

Berndtson selected as one of the first PA teachers to serve

May 12, 2020

 
 

Load More Stories