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Free food pantries Lehigh County Pennsylvania.

Non-profits organizations, churches and charity agencies in Lehigh County operate free or low cost food banks as well as soup kitchens for local residents of the community. The mission of the various pantries near you is to obtain food and then distribute it to people in need of help in the region. In addition to that service, they provide information and referral services in regards to similar services across the greater Pennsylvania area. For example, get information on SNAP food stamps, clothing, the WIC program, and other aid. Find a toll free referral number at the bottom of this page for additional Lehigh County food programs.

Of course the locations below will offer groceries, meals, and food. However many also provide a number of other social services to the low income and qualified residents of the local community. This includes vouchers for emergency prescriptions, databases on other local food pantries, emergency clothing, job search and employment training. Many are also involved in running summer camps, after school programs, Thanksgiving or Christmas turkey dinners, and youth activities. You will need to call a local Lehigh County Pennsylvania food pantry for specifics and details on the exact programs and resources offered.

Bethel Bible Fellowship Church is located at 418 Elm St Emmaus, Pennsylvania 18049. Call (610) 965-2682. Groceries can be offered to supplement a family’s monthly budget. Food is only offered at most once per month unless there is a crisis.

Cedar Crest Bible Fellowship Church
Address: 1151 S Cedar Crest Blvd Allentown, Pennsylvania 18103
Food bank phone: (610) 432-2200
Runs a weekly food pantry. They may also have both Thanksgiving and free Christmas meals for families living in poverty and the homeless.

Central Moravian Food Bank
Main address: 73 W Church St Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018
Call (610) 866-5661
A food bank is available, however only on the third Thursday of each month.

Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley (CACLV)
Phone: (610) 434-0875
Address: 2045 Harvest Way Allentown, PA 18104
Partners with Second Harvest Food Bank of Lehigh Valley to run a food bank. This non-profit also provides referrals to other social services and government programs, such as summer meals for students, food stamps, and financial assistance like LIHEAP.




Easton Area Neighborhood Centers
Location is 902 Philadelphia Rd Easton, PA 18042-6599
Phone number (610) 253-4253
Low income and senior persons of the local Lehigh community can access a variety of services. Programs include food banks, senior transportation, rental assistance, and transitional shelters. There is also a low cost Meals on Wheels program. The center may have resources such as Thanksgiving and Christmas meals and gifts too, as well as winter coats.

Faith Evangelical Free Church
Call (610) 395-4731
Church address is 6528 Hamilton Blvd.
Allentown, Pennsylvania 18106

Bath Area Food Bank
Address is 206 E Main St
Bath, PA 18014
Phone: (484) 597-2105
There are many free groceries and other goods for the low income, poor, elderly and others. The pantry may have Crackers, cereal, baby formula (for new parents), Oatmeal, Rice, and more.

Christian Evengelical Arabic
Food pantry and soup kitchen is at 338 East Walnut
Allentown, Pennsylvania 18109
Phone: (610) 432-7067

St, Marks Lutheran
201 East Juniata Street
Allentown, PA 18103
Phone: (610) 797-6440
There is a free food pantry for Lehigh County. Based on donations, there may be Canned soups and stews, Christmas food baskets, Thanksgiving ingredients, Crackers, and other goods, including personal toiletries.

St Paul's
36 South 8th Street
Allentown, PA 18102
Phone: (610) 435-9065
The church has a free, emergency food pantry with dry and canned goods, groceries, paper products, and personal toiletries to those in need. This may be soap, detergent, feminine goods and other hygiene items as well, all for free.





Upper Room Tabernacle
The soup kitchen and food bank is at 514 Poplar Street
Allentown, PA 18102
Main telephone number is (646) 852-3942

Allentown West SDA
2140 W. Tilghman Street
Allentown, Pennsylvania 18104
Phone: (610) 435-6335
Assistance programs range from a free food bank to applications to USDA, holiday meals, baby formula and other food or personal goods.

City Limits Assembly of God
302 Ridge Avenue
Allentown, Pennsylvania 18102
Phone: (610) 776-8656

Central Neighborhood
Location of the charity is 829 Turner Street
Allentown, Pennsylvania 18102
Phone: (484) 765-5958
The charity has a soup kitchen for hot meals and free food bank.

Zions Reformed United Church of Christ
620 West Hamilton Street
Allentown, PA 18101
For hours or the food programs, call (610) 435-2412

Christ Church of Bath
109 South Chestnut Street
Bath, Pennsylvania 18014
Phone: (610) 837-0345

Pennsylvania Avenue Pantry
1900 Pennsylvania Ave
Allentown, Pennsylvania 18109
Phone: (610) 694-9670





Northeast Ministry
1161 Fritz Drive
Bethlehem, PA 18017
Phone: (610) 691-3355

Jordan Lutheran Church
Address is 5103 Snowdrift Rd
Orefield, Pennsylvania 18069
Phone: (610) 395-5912
Distributes mostly canned/boxed groceries, and some fresh perishable foodstuffs at times.

Mosser Village Family Center
Phone number is (610) 820-4068
Main address: 614 S Carlisle St Allentown, PA 18109
This center has an onsite emergency clothing bank, soup kitchen and food pantry. Also can provide after school meals and summer programs for children. Various case management services are offered too.

New Bethany Ministries
337 Wyandotte St.
Bethlehem, PA 18015
Call (610) 691-5602

Northern Lehigh Food Bank
Call (610) 767-9525
P.O. Box 255 Slatington, PA 18080
The Northern Lehigh Pastoral Association is a partner, and together they provide free food and meals as resources allow. Fruits, cereal, baby formula fow new or single moms, and other free groceries are provided.

ProJeCt of Easton
Food bank address is 320 Ferry St Easton, Pennsylvania 18042
Telephone number is (610) 258-4361. Call for help.

Salvation Army of Allentown
Address of center is 144 N 8th St Allentown, PA 18102
Call (610) 432-0129
Social services are administered across Lehigh County. Also may have some financial assistance too. They run a food pantry, thrift store, clothing closet, and more. There are also free Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas meal programs too.
A second location is Salvation Army of Bethlehem, call (610) 867-4681, or address is 521 Pembroke Rd Bethlehem, PA 18018.

Lehigh County Conference of Churches
Phone: (610) 433-6421
Main address: 534 W Chew St.
Allentown, PA 18102
Over 800 volunteers and over 100 churches partnered together for this program. They reach out to low income people in greatest need in the local community. Most of the focus is on feeding the hungry. Also, clothing for the low income, holiday meals, and financial aid is available in Lehigh County. Household supplies and cleaning items, like detergent, soap, cleaning supplies and other free items are offered too. More on free food from Lehigh County Conference of Churches.

Mosser Village Family Center
Call (610) 820-4068
Address is 614 S Carlisle St Allentown, Pennsylvania 18109
Provide children with after school and summer food programs. Also run an onsite emergency food pantry and clothing closet, including school and work clothes. A health clinic is also available by appointment for children.

St. Luke's Neighborhood Center
Call (610) 434-5799
Address of food bank is 435 North Seventh St Allentown, PA 18102

Lehigh County Assistance Office
Address: 101 S 7th St. Allentown, Pennsylvania 18101-2295
Call (610) 821-6509
This is the local Lehigh County office of the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare. State and federal food assistance programs run include Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and general cash assistance. Read more on public programs and government assistance in Pennsylvania.







Meals on Wheels of Lehigh County
4234 Dorney Park Road
Allentown, PA, 18104
The disabled and elderly can call 610-398-2563.

Betty Lou's Pantry
333 Oxford Street
Coopersburg, PA 18036
Free canned groceries along with bread, fruits, and more may be provided by the non-profit pantry.

Jewish Family Service of the Lehigh Valley
2004 Allen Street
Allentown, Pennsylvania, 18104

Everlasting Life Ministries - Food Bank
Main address: 224 North Sixth Street
Allentown, PA, 18102
Fresh and frozen food may be served.

Groceries PLUS
418 Elm Street
Emmaus, PA, 18049
Dial 610-965-2682
Fresh produce, meats, formula and toiletries may be offered in Lehigh County.

Catholic Charities - Ecumenical Kitchen
Address is 179 Chew Street
Allentown, Pennsylvania, 18102
A free hot meal is served daily at lunch from a soup kitchen. They also offer counseling, holiday programs, and other support. Lehigh County churches also serve hot meals, help during the holidays, give out free personal toiletries and other goods. Find details on Catholic Charities Lehigh County.

Additional free food programs in Lehigh County

For more information on hunger prevention programs, from both local food pantries near you as well as the USDA, dial 610.434.0875 for referrals. Callers can also learn about benefits such as Senior Brown Bag, Commodity Supplemental Food Program, Meals on Wheels for the elderly and SNAP application sites in Lehigh County.


By Jon McNamara

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