Registrations and Donations for Thanksgiving Food Baskets Ongoing

United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania (UNC) is once again partnering with WNEP-TV’s Feed-A-Friend program to provide families in need with all the trimmings for a traditional Thanksgiving meal.

Lackawanna County families with children age 18 and under in the household are eligible for the program and will receive a turkey, stuffing, vegetables, pie and other holiday foods.  To register, please bring ID and proof of income (ex. unemployment records, current pay stubs, county assistance award letter, social security letter, etc.) and any form of documentation for each family member in the household (ex. insurance cards, birth certificates, or social security cards) to UNC’s Community Services building at 410 Olive Street in Scranton.  Families can register from November 1-22, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Thursdays from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Upper Valley Project Hope Thanksgiving Food Basket Program

In addition to the Scranton-based Thanksgiving Food Basket Program, UNC will also partner again with the Upper Valley Project Hope Committee to serve families in the Carbondale area.

To register for this program, please bring the same information noted above to the St. Rose Church Family Center (4 North Church Street, Carbondale) on one of the following dates: Wednesday, November 6, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Monday, November 11, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.; and Monday, November 18, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. An additional registration date has been added on Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Russell Park, located at 12th Avenue and Park Street in Carbondale.

Last year, more than 1,600 families with children in our community received our Thanksgiving baskets. UNC is currently accepting both monetary and food donations to support the program. For more information, or to make a donation, please call 570-346-0759 or visit to