Baby Pantry

St. Joseph’s Center continues a long tradition of caring for the needs of women, children and families. The Baby Pantry is a free community service available to all families who need baby food, clothing (up to size 6), diapers and other baby items. In 2016, there were over 3,500 pantry visits.

For more information or if you are in need of assistance
and would like to place an order:
570-207-6640

Directions to Baby Pantry

Take Interstate 81 to Exit 188 (Dunmore/Throop). Take Route 347 South towards Dunmore. Continue on 347 South (Blakely St.) through 5 traffic lights. In a tenth of a mile after passing through the light at Green Ridge St., Saint Joseph's Center Blakely St. Campus will be on your right. Maternity and Family Services and Baby Pantry are located in the DeNaples Family Community Services Building at this site.

Baby Pantry Wish List

St. Joseph’s Baby Pantry is supplied entirely by donations. The idea for the Pantry began while trying to provide for young women who were residing within St Joseph’s Walsh Manor (maternity shelter). A few calls from other agencies confirmed the notion that the need was far-reaching. The request for donations was extended, and in the last several years the program has grown by leaps and bounds. The donated items are recycled to other infants and toddlers. Originally serving dozens, the pantry now serves hundreds of grateful area families.

The Pantry still welcomes the following donations:

  • Baby Toiletries (shampoo, baby wash, lotion, wipes)
  • Diapers (size4,5,6)
  • Baby Towels and Washcloths
  • Onesies (all sizes)
  • Sleepers
  • Clothing sizes 0-24 months and 2T to size 10
  • Baby Food and Formula
  • Baby Car Seats
  • Baby Monitors
  • Strollers
  • Swings
  • Bouncer Seats
  • High Chairs
  • Pak’n Play

All new and next-to-new items are gratefully accepted.

For information, or to make a donation:
Pregnancy and Family Services Department
570-207-6640

 

New Blessing

New Blessing is a special gift bag for women while they are pregnant. The bag includes baby clothes, diapers/wipes, toiletries, receiving blankets, etc., and something special for the new mother. In 2016, there were over 450 New Blessing gift bags distributed.

New Blessing Wish List

The New Blessing gift bag enables young families in need to be better prepared for their new baby. Requests for the supplies continue to grow. The New Blessing bags are filled entirely with donated items.

Any of the following new, or next-to-new items are gratefully accepted:

  • Baby Monitors
  • Bottles
  • Pacifiers
  • Diaper Bags
  • Receiving Blankets
  • Baby Afghans
  • Bibs
  • Towels and Washcloths
  • Sleepers (0-3 months)
  • Socks and Booties
  • Onesies (small)
  • Clothes (0-6 months)
  • Baby Toiletries

For information, or to make a donation:
Pregnancy and Family Services Department
570-207-6640

Baby Pantry