Many people in our area are not aware there is help for those who need food assistance. The Newfoundland Food Pantry is available for Greene Township residents in need.
During the current times of uncertainty, with the COVID-19 pandemic and the fast approaching holidays, the food pantry would benefit immensely from generous donations. Some items needed include canned goods and toiletries.
If you are able to donate to the local food pantry, goods can be dropped off at the municipal building at 198 Brink Hill Rd., Greentown on Monday-Thursday between 9:00am-2:30pm.
If you are a Greene Township resident in need of assistance and would like more information on if you are eligible to sign up to receive from the food pantry, please call (570) 676-4066.
The Newfoundland Food Pantry 3rd Thursday of each month from 12:00pm-2:00pm Dreher Township Building 899 Main St., Newfoundland
The Pennsylvania Sunshine Act gives the public the right to comment during a pubic meeting on topics and issues before a decision is made by the agency. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, restrictions on public gatherings effect how township meetings must be conducted. With the small size of Greene Township, Pike County’s meeting room, we cannot open the meetings for the public to physically attend, while still conforming to the regulations set forth by the CDC, Department of Health and other agencies. If we were to try to keep all persons at least six feet apart, with the attendance of the three members of the Board of Supervisors, the Secretary, Treasurer, and Township Solicitor, we would only be able to allow about 3-5 residents into the building; therefore, we would have to turn away any additional residents who may show up to attend.
For this reason, the Board of Supervisors is keeping the meetings closed to the public to physically attend. In order to still allow public participation, Greene Township is live streaming meetings and encouraging the public to comment on the video. All comments will be read to the Board of Supervisors at the end of the meeting to allow for response.