Donations

Donations

Financial Support
Your direct financial donations are leveraged to buy food at bulk prices and cover the operating costs for the food and clothing distribution center.
Click here to Donate Online.

If you prefer to write a check, please make it out to:
    Pleasant Valley Ecumenical Network
    P.O. Box 561
    Saylorsburg, PA 18353
    Be sure to include your name and address.

What do your gifts do?

  • $10 —  Buys nearly 60 pounds of food to feed families in need across Polk, Chestnuthill, Ross, Eldred, Jackson and Hamilton townships in Monroe county.  Our bulk-buying power and access to national food bank services allows us to be much more efficient with your donation than donating food alone.

    Setting up your gift as a repeating monthly gift allows us to plan our purchasing and take advantage of special discounts.

     

  • $25 — Covers the food and transportation costs for 10 summer lunch meals in our special Summer Lunch for Kids program.
  • $100 — Pays about 8 days worth of the heat and electricity that it takes to store and distribute the food and clothing we give away to residents across southern Monroe County


You can also designate PVEN to receive a percentage of every Amazon purchase you make through their Smile Program.”  Click the link to set your preferences.

Food and Clothing

Where
Bring your food and clothing donations to the PVEN Center at 2334 Route 209, Sciota PA 18354

When
It is best to bring food during our drop-off hours (8AM-11AM on Monday, Tuesday, or Friday).  You can also call (570-992-3136) to make an appointment to meet a volunteer during any other normal business hours. Clothing can be donated at any time in the bins on the Clothing building porch.

Food
The best foods to donate are canned and boxed foods with future expiration dates. Fresh fruits and vegetables are particularly welcome too.

It is best to bring food and clothing to the center during our drop-off hours (8 AM-11 AM on Monday, Tuesday, or Friday). Please bring fresh produce, eggs, and other perishables the 1st through 4th Tuesday mornings of the month at 8AM 

You may drop off Shelf-Stable foods in the big yellow and green box in front of the pantry garage doors. 
Do not put meats or perishables in the yellow and green box – They attract animals and/or will spoil – even in cold weather. 

Click Here for suggestions on the types of food that help people the most.  Also, ask us about special needs at the holidays.

Clothing
We ALWAYS need good used or new clothing. All ages and all seasons are needed. We have a special need for school clothes, special work clothes (scrubs, etc.) and new underwear, socks, sneakers, and toiletries. Clothing donations may be dropped off in the bins on the big porch on the upper level of building at the back of the property. 
Please do not give us dirty, smoky, or wet clothing. We do not have any washing or drying facilities.
We do not accept furniture or household goods.