Food banks/Soup Kitchens
5229 Rt. 873 (near old King's market, now True Value), Schnecksville, PA 18078
Open 2nd Saturday of the month from 9:00-11:00am. Call for additional information.
Allentown Area Ecumenical Food Bank
534 Chew St., Allentown, PA 18102
Monday through Fridays from 9:30 am to noon.
Eligible once every 30 days. Clients need to complete an intake process and also bring ID, proof of residence, monthly income, and number of household members. Offers monthly supply of food items, if referred by an agency, and an emergency three-day supply of food items. If a caseworker makes the referral, they need to pick up the food.
Allentown School District
Mosser Village Family Center
614 S. Carlisle St., Allentown, PA 18109
Food bank (if the parent of student is in the Mosser Village catchment area).
Bethel Bible Fellowship
418 Elm St., Emmaus, PA 18049
Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm.
Emmaus, Macungie or Alburtis residents and surrounding areas. Eligible once per month.
Bethlehem Community Fellowship
1417 Marvine St., Bethlehem, PA 18017
3rd Saturday of the month from 9:00 am until noon, will also respond in emergencies at other times.
Salvation Army of Allentown
144 N. 8th St., Allentown, PA
Free dinner program for any school age child (6-18 years old). Wednesdays year-round 4:00-5:00pm.
Calvary Temple Food Bank
Catasauqua Food Bank
3436 Winchester Rd., Allentown, PA
St. Mary Church, 122 Union St., Catasauqua, PA 18032
Wednesdays and Fridays from 3:00 until 4:00.
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Allentown
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church
179 Chew Street, Allentown, PA 18102
Soup Kitchen on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays from 1:30 - 2:30 pm.
Central Elementary School
9th & Turner Sts., Allentown, PA 18102
Serves their area, can go twice a month. Open the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month from 3:30 to 5:00 pm. Hours/days vary over the summer months. Please call to see when they are open in July and August.
Central Moravian Church
73 W. Church St., Bethlehem, PA 18018
Food bank, 3rd Thursday of the month from 10:00-noon. The food bank is in the basement. When you arrive at the church go behind it to access the basement entry.
City Limits Assembly of God
302 Ridge Ave., Allentown, PA
Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm.
Ebenezer New Reformed Church
3221 Bingen Rd., Bethlehem, PA
By appointment only.
Everlasting Life Ministries, Inc.
224 N. 6th St., Allentown, PA 18102
Food bank open every Saturday from 9:00-noon. There is also a free clinic during that time.
527 7th Ave., Bethlehem, PA 18018
Food bank is open on the 1st & 3rd Thursdays of the month beginning at 3:30.
Faith Evangelical Free Church
6528 Hamilton Blvd., Allentown, PA
Open on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays from 9:30 to 10:30 am. Also open on Thursday evenings from 6:00-7:30pm (except 5th Thursday of the month).
Free Summer Lunches for All Kids ages 1-18
To find the site closest to you, call: 484-765-4710
Sponsored by Allentown City School District. No registration required--just come on over!
Grace Episcopal Church
108 N. 5th St., Allentown, PA 18102
Every Friday from 9:00 am until 11:00 am. Every 3rd and 4th Saturday from 9:00 am until 10:00 am.
No charges; must sign up in person and present ID.
Holy Bethel Pentecostal Church
1224 E. 4th St., Bethlehem, PA
Saturdays from noon until 4:00 pm and in emergencies.
Jefferson School Food Bank
750 N. St. John St., Allentown, PA
Open the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month from 3:30 to 5:00 pm for Jefferson, Dodd, Cumberland Gardens area residents (must live in Allentown School District). Please call during July and August, as there are different day/hours over the summer months.
Jewish Family Services Food Bank
2004 Allen St., Allentown, PA 18104
Hours are from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, CALL FOR APPOINTMENT FIRST. Serves those in Lehigh and Northampton counties. Bring proof of income to first visit. Can use one time per month. Also gives infant formula when available.
Jordan Lutheran Church
5103 Snowdrift Rd., Orefield, PA
Covers Northwestern and Parkland School Districts. Can come the first and third Mondays of the month (10:30-11:30) BUT YOU MUST CALL FIRST.
Lehigh County Conference of Churches
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
8th & Walnut St., Allentown, PA 18101
Soup Kitchen on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12:00-1:00pm.
Lehigh Valley Church of Christ
3400 Brodhead Rd., Bethlehem, PA 18020
Emergency food supplies for families in need, call first.
Mt. Sinai Community of Faith
720 Wyoming St., Allentown, PA
Thursdays from 5:30 until 8:00 pm.
New Bethany Ministries
337 Wyandotte St., Bethlehem, PA 18015
Breakfast is served Monday through Friday from 8:00 until 10:30 am. Lunch is served from noon until 1:00 pm. No charges or requirements.
3233 Appleschurch Rd., Hellertown, PA
3rd and 4th Saturday from 9:00 until 11:00 am.
Northern Lehigh Food Bank
Food bank on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:30-11:30. Must live in Pennbrook Rd. section.
7884 Center St., Esmerald, PA 18080
Food bank. Distribution times are the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Thursdays of the month from 4:00-7:00pm and the last Saturday of the month from 9:30am until noon.
(The) Open Door
St. Mark's Church, 201 E. Juniata Street, Allentown, PA 18103
Second Tuesday of the month from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon and fourth Thursday of the month from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
(The) Pennsylvania Avenue Interfaith Food Pantry
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 1900 Pennsylvania Avenue, Allentown
Emergency food pantry open 6-8:00pm the first and third Wednesday of the month.
For information, call Criag Updegrove, director, at 484-892-1589.
Pentecostal Christian Church of the Truth
544 Broadway, Bethlehem, PA
Hours are from 6:00-8:00 pm. Please call first.
Resurrection Worship Center
153 Tilghman St. (corner of Tilghman and Ridge Sts.), Allentown, PA
Food bank is every 3rd Saturday of the month from 9:00 am until noon. You must live in Lehigh County. Please bring social security card as well as proof of income and ID. You must use the door at the rear.
Food bank available to individuals with emergency needs.
No referral from Welfare Department if individual is currently receiving food stamps. If you are not getting food stamps, bring photo ID, social security card, proof of income for all household members, lease or rent receipt, heating/utility bill.
South Bethlehem Neighborhood Center
700 Evans St., Bethlehem, PA 18015
Monday through Friday from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm. You must reside in South Bethlehem (zip code--18015).
Federal surplus food and food pantries.
St. James A.M.E.
410 Union St., Allentown, PA 18102
Tuesday through Thursday from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm.
St. Paul's Lutheran Church
8th and Walnut Sts., Allentown, PA 18102
Tuesdays through Thursdays from noon until 1:00 pm for lunch.
Sundays and Holidays get a breakfast/hot meal for all from 8:00 until 9:00 am.
Enter on left of church building off of 8th St.
No charges or requirements.
St. Simon and Jude Church
730 W. Broad St., Bethlehem, PA
St. Stephen Episcopal Church
3900 Mechanicsville Rd., Whitehall, PA 18052
Food bank, Monday evenings by appointment only.
Trinity Episcopal Church
44 E. Market St., Bethlehem, PA 18018
Lunch time is from noon until 1:00 pm Mondays through Fridays. All are welcome, no charges or requirements.
Trinity Episcopal Church
234 Spring Garden St., Easton, PA 18042
Every Saturday from noon until 1:00 pm.
Soup kitchen. No charges or requirements, all are welcome.
Trinity United Methodist Church
631 Turner St., Allentown, PA 18102
Wesley Methodist Church Food Bank
2540 Center St., Bethlehem, PA 18018
Food bank on weekdays from 9:00 am until noon and from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm. Area services North Macade Road, South Lehigh River, East Linden, West 8th and Schoenersville Road. Must be referred from an agency and bring the referral along.
West Bethlehem Emergency Food Bank
Food bank Wednesdays from 10:00am until noon except for the last Wednesday of the month, hours on this day are from 6:00-8:00pm. Please note that the food bank serves residents of West Bethlehem, which is the portion of Bethlehem in Lehigh County.
Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)--Department of Agriculture
Contact: PA Bureau of Food Distribution
Provides a box of food each month to eligible low-income pregnant and breastfeeding women, new mothers up to one year postpartum, children up to age 6 and elderly people at least 60 years of age. Elderly participants must have an income at or below 130% of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines (currently $17,797 for a family of two). Women and children must meet income eligibility requirements established by the Department of Agriculture (185% of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines). You may not participate in both WIC and CSFP.
Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP)--Department of Agriculture
Contact: PA Bureau of Food Distribution
Provides supplemental foods, health care referrals and nutrition education and no cost to eligible senior citizen and low-income pregnant, breastfeeding and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to 5 years of age who are found to be at nutritional risk. Eligibility is determined by the local WIC agency. Seniors should contact their local Area Agency on Aging.
Food Stamps--Department of Public Welfare
Contact: Lehigh County Assistance Office
Provides assistance to those who have sufficient income to meet most of their basic living costs but still needs help to supplement food expenses. Apply online.
Lehigh County Conferences of Churches--Pathways
544 Hamilton St., Allentown
Referral services for any basic human need including food.
Lehigh County Office of Aging and Adult Services
17 S. 7th St., Allentown, PA 18101
Office can be contacted for location of meals at neighborhood senior centers.
Lehigh County Meals on Wheels
4234 Dorney Park Rd., Allentown, PA 18104
Delivers prepared meals to the home. No age requirement; must be homebound and unable to prepare meals. No delivery fee. There is a charge for meals based on income.
Lifechurch—Angel Food Ministries
National School Lunch and Breakfast Program
Each month anyone can order units of groceries to be picked up one Friday night per month. The units contain fresh fruits, frozen vegetables, frozen meats, a dessert, and a dozen eggs. The cost is $35.00. Call for a current menu in English or Spanish.
Contact local school districts. Provides free and reduced-price meals to low-income children in participating public and non-public schools. Meals must meet healthy nutrition requirements. Children with family incomes at or below 130% of federal poverty guidelines are eligible for free breakfasts and lunches.
Northampton County Meals on Wheels
4240 Fritch Drive, Bethlehem, PA 18020.
610-691-1030 is the phone number for Meals on Wheels. Delivers prepared meals to the home. No age requirement; must be homebound and unable to prepare meals. No delivery fee. There is a charge for meals based on income. Northampton County also has a food line program.
A grocery shopping/delivery service for homebound, disabled or elderly who are unable to shop for themselves. There is a nominal delivery fee. The phone number is 610-691-6708.
Summer Food Service Program--Department of Education
Contact: Summer Food Service Program
Provides breakfasts, lunches and snacks for children at nutrition sites in low-income areas during the summer months when school is no longer in session. Eligible sponsors include public and non-public schools, non-profit organizations and units of local government.
United Presbyterian Church
6750 PA RTE #875, Slatington, PA 18080
Angel Food Ministries program. Call Lehigh County Information and Referral at 610-782-3200 for details about this once a month program. The cost is $35.
Women, Infants & Children(WIC)
Casa Guadalupe: 141-143 Linden St., Allentown, 610-435-5673
Lehigh Valley Center: 824 Hamilton St., Allentown, 610-432-3455
The WIC Nutrition Program helps pregnant women, new mothers and young children eat well, learn about nutrition and stay healthy. As a nutrition intervention program, WIC is designed to improve the diets of pregnant and breastfeeding women, infants and children (up to age 5), who are at nutritional risk. By helping to improve access to quality nutrition services and healthy foods, WIC improves infant feeding practices and child development and encourages healthy eating habits that last a lifetime. Who is eligible and who can apply?: pregnant women; women who are breastfeeding a baby under one year of age; women who have had a baby in the past six months; parents, step-parents, guardians, and foster parents of infants and children under the age of 5 can apply for their children, even if you have a job or private health insurance,e you can still apply for WIC. Marital status does not affect your ability to apply. To be eligible, you must qualify for the program, participants must meet WIC income guidelines (a family of four may earn up to $35,798 and be income-eligible), have a nutritional or medical need and live in Pennsylvania. For those who qualify, benefits begin with the first appointment.
Grocery Stores that Deliver
A Dong Grocery Store
1202 Walnut St., Allentown, PA 18102
Minimum delivery: $20 order. This serves Allentown.
C Town Supermarket
401 W. Tilghman St., Allentown, PA 18102
Opens at 7:00 am, Seven days/week.
Accepts food stamps. The supermarket staff transports you to and from the store. You do the actual shopping.
135 Bridge St., Catasauqua, PA
Hours are Monday through Friday from 7:00 am until 9:00 pm; Saturday from 9:00 am until 9:00 pm; Sunday from 9:00 am until 8:00 pm.
Accepts food stamps. Serves Catasauqua.
347 N. 2nd St., Allentown, PA 18102
Minimum delivery is a $50 order. Serves entire Lehigh Valley.