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6 months ago

The Slater Family Network Foundation is a non-profit family center. Our service is free and confidential for all residents of the Bangor Area School District. We provide resources, referrals, and programs. SFN is grant, community, private and school district funded.   

Resources for: food - on site Emergency Food pantry 
Clothing—on site Clothes Closet 
Assistance with housing 
Assistance with employment 
Assistance with health insurance 
Free dental care for adults and children 
Free Mental Health Counseling for adults and children 
Free Vision Care for children 
School Supplies 
Holiday Meals and Gifts and much more…………   
Call our office at 610-599-7019. The office is located in a modular building behind DeFranco Elementary. Park in the small lot between Five Points and DeFranco. Access to SFN is direct and a short walk from the parking lot. 
Our hours are Monday-Friday from 8am-2pm. Please call for an appointment.

For Your Information

about 1 month ago

SFN Silent Auction - Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Five points Elementary.  Doors open at 10 a.m. to browse, Auction at 12n.  Themed baskets as well as premium prizes such as Flat Screen TV, Tent, Designer Handbags, BBQ Grill, Bikes, Gift Cards and more.  Food and beverages available for purchase.  Family Admission is #12 for 26 tickets.  Premium Prize tickets are separate purchase.  Join us for a fun event!!!!!!

SFN Scholarship- $2000 scholarship offered to a BHS graduating senior. Applications are in the Guidance Office or SFN Office behind the DeFranco Elementary.

912 Scholarship in Loving Memory of Denny Strouse.  The family is offering a $1000 scholarship to a graduating senior at BHS.  Applications are in the Guidance Office and SFN Office behind the DeFranco Elementary.

 Back Pack Buddies – food program for students grades 5 - 8 who are food insecure on the weekends.  A back pack with 12-15 pounds of non- perishable food and beverage is sent home with the student on Fridays. This program is offered to ALL students.  The packs are too heavy for younger students to manage on the bus and the older students are reluctant to take the packs home with them.  Parents and guardians can pick up the packs on Fridays at our office behind DeFranco Elementary.  Please call our office for more details and an application.

 JOBS AND JOB RELATED WORKSHOPS- check the Career Link website  for information on upcoming job fairs at

 Slater Family Network Emergency Food Pantry – for Slate Belt area residents (BASD and Pen Argyl School District). The pantry operates in conjunction with the Second Harvest Food Bank. Families in need of food on an emergent basis may access the pantry. This is NOT a regular use food bank. Please call our office if you are in need of emergency food.

 If you are donating clothing to SFN, we ask that the items are gently used and clean.  If you would like a letter for a tax deduction please leave your name, address and phone number with the donated clothes.  We are only accepting adult and children’s clothing.  PLEASE, no shoes, toys, books, household items or furniture.


 We welcome children to accompany parents when visiting SFN but parents are SOLELY RESPONSIBLE to watch their children, keep them out of harm's way and be respectful to the SFN staff and offices.

 SFN is in need of :  Men's and Women's underwear ALL SIZES. Boys and girls underwear in all sizes is also needed. 

In need of clothes? SFN has an on-site Clothes Closet, gently used clothing for children and adults. If you are in need of clothing please call our office.

 Slater Family Network has resources, referrals and the ability to assist families and individuals with health insurance and Northampton County assistance programs. Please call our office for details.

 Slater Family Network has resources, referrals and the ability to assist families and individuals with services for older adults.  Please call our office for details.

 SFN has a Mental Health Counseling grant for qualifying children and adults.  Please call us for details.

Students in need of dental care who have medical access or health insurance without dental coverage may access the St. Luke's Dental Van which visits the campus monthly.  Please call the Community School Director at 610-599-7013. 

St. Luke's also offers a Vision Van for students in need of a full exam and perhaps glasses if the student does not have vision coverage.  A Medical Van provided by St. Luke's also visits the campus monthly for students Grades 6 - 12.  Please call the Community School Director at DeFranco Elementary at 610-599-7013 for information and an application.



February 2018



Programs 2017-2018

6 months ago

St. Luke's Dental Van - the dental van visits the campus monthly for children age 3-18 who do not have dental insurance and have not been seen by a DDS in at least 1 year. Free exam, cleanings, xrays and limited restorative care.


St. Luke's Vision Van- visits throughout the school year.  There is also a Vision Voucher Program to see a local optometrist for a full exam and glasses.

Call the SFN office at 610-599-7019 for an application.


St. Luke's Medical Van is available monthly for middle and high school students.  Please call the SFN office at 610-599-7019 for more information and a consent.


Emergency Food Pantry - for Slate Belt Residents.  This program is operated in conjunction with the Second Harvest Food Bank.  Please call for details and hours of operation.

Two Rivers Mental Health Grant – available for qualifying adults/children to provide free mental health counseling.  Call our office for details.


Holiday Giving – assistance with holiday gifts and a meal available to qualifying families. Children pre-school through age 12 are served. Applications will be available on line and in the SFN office.


Silent Auction –scheduled for Saturday, March 10, 2018 at the Five Points Elementary School. Over 90 baskets and gifts are auctioned. Lots of food and family fun! All proceeds benefit local families in need.  Time and more details to be announced.

Clothes Closet - gently used clothing for women, men, girls and boys.  Call the office for hours.

About SFN

6 months ago

Slater Family Network is a 501C3 non profit family center serving the residents of the seven municipalities comprising the Bangor Area School District.  SFN was established in August 2000.  Our offices are located behind the DeFranco Elementary School and open Monday-Friday from 8am - 2pm. Summer hours vary, please call. 


Slater Family Network is governed by its own board of directors:


President: Rosemary Kocher

Vice President:  Peggy Reimer

Treasurer:  Cheryl A. Melnick

Secretary:  Scott E. Miller

Karen Barr

Braden Hendershot

Sandra Hilliard

Rosemarie Lister

Peggy Reimer

Nathan Strouse

Phyllis Sutton


Our mission is to provide resources, referrals, and programs to empower families in need in the Bangor Area School District.


Staff 2017-2018

Bridget Pruett, Executive Director

Cathi Saveri, Senior Caseworker

Patti Miller, Caseworker

Marilyn Wolf, Food Access Manager


Local Food Banks/Pantries

9 months ago



PUMP Portland Upper Mt. Bethel Food Pantry is now located in the Portland Hook & Ladder Co. at 111 State St. in Portland. The phone number is the same, 570-897-5877 Mondays 10:00am-11:30pm & 6:00pm-7:30pm



Salvation Army Food Bank 301 West Main St Pen Argyl 610-863-6677

Tuesday 10am-12n



St. Elizabeth’s/St. Joseph’s Food Bank 260 No Lehigh Ave Wind Gap

 2nd and 4th Saturdays each month 9am-10am



Mission of Love Food Bank 555 No Main St Bangor

2nd and 4th Tuesday 10am-2pm



Bender's Church Food Bank 975 Bender's Church Rd. Pen Argyl

3rd Saturday 9am-11am



EMERGENCY FOOD ONLY Slater Family Network Emergency Pantry 267 Five Pts Richmond Rd Bangor behind DeFranco Elem. 610-599-7019.  The pantry is open to Pen Argyl and Bangor School District residents.  Please bring picture ID.


Please bring proof of residency and photo ID



6 months ago

Slater Family Network is in need of:


Boy's and girl's socks for shoe size 1-3

Boy's Underpants and T shirts size small- XL

Girl's underpants sizes small  - XL

Men's Underpants and T shirts sizes small - XXL

Women's Underpants sizes 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Toilet Paper

Dish Soap

Laundry Detergent




Bar Soap

Baby Wipes


SFN Silent Auction 2018
Saturday, March 10, 2018
Silent Auction All proceeds aid local families in need through Slater Family Network Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Five Points Elementary School
Browse 10am-12n, Auction at 12n
Family Admission and 26 tickets for $12
Premium Item Tickets Available
Food and Beverage for Purchase
Over 65 themed baskets
Premium Prizes include: Flat Screen TV, 2 Bikes, Designer Handbags, , DVD Player, Longaberger Baskets, 2 Man Tent, Gift Cards, Tool Set, Fitbit, Barbeque Grill and more
and more…..

Call the SFN office at 610-599-7019 for more information.