Food Pantry Immediate Notice

Food Pantry Immediate Notice

Due to the corona virus outbreak, and operating with concern for the health of our clients, the Cameron County Food Pantry will be operating on the following schedule. The food distribution are scheduled for the 4th Wednesday of each month at 1pm and will be accomplished with the following changes.

You are eligible for this food distribution if you meet the household income guidelines, are unemployed, or have had a reduction in work hours due to the corona virus.  Please call Dave Malize at 814-486-1161, Ext 269, if you have any questions.

Clients from the Emporium Arms and Maple Street Apartments will receive food delivered on Tuesday prior to the Wendesday distributions at 10:00 am and 11:00 am, respectively.

On the 4th Wednesday of each month,  the regular Food Pantry distribution will be at the usual 1:00 pm time on Fourth Street in front of Northern Tier Community Action. South Poplar Street will be closed to Food Pantry vehicular traffic.  Clients with cars are asked to stage on Fourth Street in the spaces available between Vine Street and Poplar Street.  You will be directed when to pull forward to the space in designated front of Northern Tier to receive your box.  Please be patient while we try to get everyone through as quickly as possible.  A volunteer will take your name and another will place your box(S) in your car (do not get out of your car) and you can then pull out when you can do so safely, allowing the next vehicle to move up.


Walk up Food Pantry clients will also get their food box on Fourth Street.  There will be a specific walk-up location for you to be served.  Please wait there and keep two arms lengths distance from others who may be in line for distribution.

Clients who are either sick or have health issues that prevent you from coming out can call Dave Malize at 814-486-1161, Ext 269, and we will arrange to get your food box to you.  Please do not come out if you are sick.

Your cooperation is expected.  Please be patient during this process.  We will get through this by working together.

PLEASE NOTE: Esther’s Place behind the Emporium First United Methodist Church continues to do a weekly distribution each Monday from 1:00pm to 4:00 pm.