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Giving Tuesday Food and Supply Drive

We are excited to announce that from November 1st to November 27th, People First will be collecting essential items for food banks and pantries in our area. You can contribute to this incredible cause by dropping off much-needed donations at any branch location. Let's stock up those shelves and ensure no one goes hungry!

Your contributions will be distributed among seven local food banks and pantries that tirelessly work to support families facing food insecurity. Every contribution, big or small, will greatly impact someone's life. Let's spread the word and inspire others to lend a helping hand.

Join us in making a difference. Together, we can bring hope to those who need it most.

Select your branch to see how to participate.

Catasauqua Area Food Bank

The Catasauqua Area Food Bank has been in operation for over 25 years and serves the residents of Catasauqua, North Catasauqua, and Hanover Township. Approximately 110 families totaling 450 people come once a month for non-perishable food and frozen items. They have 15 volunteers who work Wednesday and Friday afternoons to get bags ready for clients. Below is a list of needed items that can be dropped off at our Whitehall Branch.

Most Needed Items:

Peanut butter and Jelly
Laundry detergent & dish soap
Canned Vegetables
Hygiene products
(toothpaste, shampoo, toilet paper)
Macaroni and Cheese
ANY non-perishable 
food items.
Paper towels

Groceries PLUS Food Pantry

Groceries PLUS is an emergency food pantry serving the Emmaus community and is hosted by Bethel Bible Fellowship Church. During the month of September, they served 129 households and received 350 pounds of donated food. Below is a list of needed items that can be dropped off at our Devonshire Branch.

Most Needed Items:

Granola bars 
(6 packs/box)

Barbeque Sauce
Canned frosting, sprinkles
Canned pineapple, 
canned peaches
Mayonnaise (regular size, not in a glass jar)
Salad Dressing (Ranch)
Canned Diced tomatoes & Canned Vegetables
VO5 Shampoo & Conditioner

Pancake mix & syrup
ANY non-perishable 
food items
Chicken soup 
(not cream)
Gift cards from Aldi, Giant, Wegmans, or Weis

None of the following please:

· Food beyond its use by/best by date.

· Large or family-sized items.

· Clothing or household items.

Hispanic Center Lehigh Valley Food Pantry

Hispanic Center Lehigh Valley (HCLV) Food Pantry offers healthy and nutritious options to low-income residents of Northampton County. In the month of September, they served 160 households, totaling 568 adults, children, and seniors: with 41 of those individuals being new to the pantry. Their numbers are increasing monthly, and keeping their shelves stocked has become difficult. Below is a list of needed items that can be dropped off at our Bethlehem Branch.

Most Needed Items:

Canned fruits (fruit cocktails, pineapples)
Evaporated Milk, Shelf-stable Milk
Canned vegetables 
(corn, peas, carrots)
Canned tuna fish, Canned Meat, Cornbeef
Breakfast items (pancake mix, cereal)
Peanut butter & Jelly
Goya products (beans, tomato sauce, adobo)
ANY non-perishable 
food items
Rice, Macaroni & Cheese
Spaghetti and meatballs, Ravioli, Pasta

Jewish Family Service of the Lehigh Valley Community Food Pantry

Jewish Family Service of the Lehigh Valley’s Community Food Pantry provides supplemental assistance to individuals and families living in the 18104 zip code, regardless of religion. The Community Food Pantry also serves Jewish clients across the Lehigh Valley, with kosher and specialty foods available to meet dietary needs. Every month, they provide food and personal care items to 160 households. Below is a list of needed items that can be dropped off at our 6th Street Solutions Center.

Most Needed Items:

Canned goods
Pasta and Pasta sauce
Peanut butter and Jelly
Personal care products
Paper towels and toilet paper
Dish soap and bar soap
Laundry detergent & dish soap
Deodorant and 
ANY non-perishable 
food items
Sugar, flour, oil, baking mixes
Holiday foods: Cornbread mix, gravy (mix or canned)

Nazareth Area Food Bank

The Nazareth Area Food Bank serves over 150 families residing in the boroughs of Nazareth, Lower and Upper Nazareth Townships, Stockertown, Tatamy, and Bushkill once a month. Clients receive a set of two grocery bags containing non-perishable food items. Now more than 35 years old, the Nazareth Area Food Bank relies entirely on donations of food items and dollars to obtain the food it provides to clients. Below is a list of needed items that can be dropped off at our Nazareth Branch.

Needed Items:

Canned beans: baked, butter beans, red beans, black beans
Canned fruit: mixed, 
peaches, pineapple, applesauce
Canned vegetables: corn, peas, green beans, potatoes, mixed
Canned tomatoes: diced, stewed, sauce, Spaghetti sauce
Canned meat: Spam, ham or chicken
Peanut butter & Jelly
Canned stew, chili, or sloppy joe mix
Boxed dry pasta
Cereal, Oatmeal
Boxed brown or white rice
Boxed instant mashed potatoes, stuffing mix

Bags of noodles

Toilet Paper
Shampoo, Hand & bar soap

Laundry Detergent 
Toothpaste & Toothbrushes

Project Food Pantry

ProJeCt’s Food Pantry has been a community cornerstone in Northampton County for over 30 years. The pantry aims to reduce food insecurity and increase food knowledge by providing high-quality, nutrient-dense food to low-income, at-risk adults, children, and seniors. They serve over 3,000 Northampton County residents with a 3-4 day supply of food once a month. Below is a list of needed items that can be dropped off at our Bethlehem Township Branch.

Most Needed Items:

Peanut butter & Jelly
Pasta and Pasta sauce
Canned vegetables, fruit, beans, and soup
Tuna and Chicken in pouches
Pancake Mix and syrup
Condiments (mayo, ketchup, mustard)
Small cups of applesauce
Shelf-stable milk
Laundry detergent
Hygiene products, Paper towels, Diapers 
Reusable shopping bags

Parkland CARES Food Pantry

Parkland CARES Food Pantry provides food to the Parkland community and surrounding areas. Every month, over 10,000 pounds of food is distributed to over 100 households. The contactless drive-thru distribution is held once a month for families to receive non-perishable food, fresh produce, eggs, meat, and other donated items. Below is a list of needed items that can be dropped off at our Trexlertown Branch.

Most Needed Items:

Macaroni & Cheese
Chicken Noodle Soup
Small cans of Tuna
Chef Boyardee products
Granola Bars
Canned goods