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The United Community Outreach (UCO) Helping Hands food pantry, 3364 Scranton Carbondale Highway in Blakely, recently received a grant of $8,000 from Scranton Area Foundation towards a bathroom project in the warehouse building. With this partnership, bathroom facilities for 50-plus volunteer workers and UCO participants will be easily accessible at all times. For more information, call 570-489-4961. From left: Christopher DiMattio, Scranton Area Community Foundation board member; Ellen Burkey, Scranton Area Community Foundation board member; Winnie Patten, UCO grant writer; Laura Ducceschi, president and CEO of the Scranton Area Community Foundation and administrator of Robert H. Spitz Foundation; Terry Drost, president and CEO United Community Outreach; Kenneth Okrepkie, Scranton Area Community Foundation vice chair.