Your Source For Pantry Information
important information for you
The first Tuesday of every month, The Five Loaf House, at 133 Firehouse Road in Pocono Pines, will be having a Community Lunch from 11am - 1pm. The lunch is free to everyone and you are invited to attend.
When is the pantry open?
Food Distribution Dates and Times
The food pantry's distribution is always the second Monday of the month, and the Tuesday following that Monday.
Distributions will be on the following dates in 2023:
Current Pantry Hours
Monday: 8:00 am to Noon
Tuesday: 8:00 am to 11:00 am.
Our Current Distribution Method:
We have implemented a drive-thru system, and it works as follows:
Before You Come To The Drive-Thru Pantry:
- Have your ID. If you are a first-time visitor, see the information below.
- Have your trunk or back area of your vehicle empty so we can put food in it.
Assistants are not supposed to put food in your cab or passenger compartment. We will not be able to give you food if your trunk area is not cleaned out for us to put your food in.
When You Arrive at the Pantry
- Stay in your car. You will not need to get out.
- Bathrooms at Five Loaf House are closed. You will not be able to use the indoor facilities. Please be sure that you plan for this before you leave to come to the pantry.
- Pull into the side parking area at the direction of our assistants.
- Follow the cones and pull around to the assistants who will ask for your information.
Do not get out of your car but have your ID ready to show them.
- Pull forward to the location our assistants will show you for loading your food.
- Pop your trunk or back hatch and our assistants will load your food.
Then off you go, it's that easy!
need emergency food?
Are you struggling to supply your family with food each month?
Are your cupboards bare with no food to get by? If you have never been to the pantry before, let us help you with emergency food and get you registered for our monthly distribution. Fill out the form below and we will contact you as soon as we are able. Include your phone number in the message if you would like us to call you back.
what you need to bring
Info For First Time Visitors
On your first visit to the TOMEC Food Pantry at Five Loaf House, be sure to bring the following:
- Your Photo ID (government, driver's license, military)
- A current Utility Bill with your current correct address.
(gas, water, electric, etc. )
- We will also need to know the number of people living in your household. (# of Adults & # of Children)
- You will be asked to complete an income form also, so we will need to know your weekly, monthly or yearly income. This form is downloadable and you can print it out below so that you can fill it out before you come.
If you are a Senior there is a second form below for a special Senior Box that you can fill out and bring with you too.
This information will be compared to income thresholds set by the state of Pennsylvania to see if you are eligible for regular food distributions.
All of this will normally take less than 5 minutes.
After your initial sign up you will be registered with the pantry. All you need to do is bring your photo ID after your first visit.
Monday & Tuesday
8:00 am - 11:00am
8:00 am - Noon,
Tuesday (after 2nd Monday)
8:00 am - 11:00 am
for first time clients
email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at
The TOMEC Food Pantry
Our physical address is:
133 Firehouse Rd. Suite B
Pocono Pines, PA 18350