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Northampton County emergency free food pantries.

Northampton County based food pantries as well as soup kitchens strive to help anyone in need. Clients of these centers come from a diverse background ranging from senior citizens to single parents or children looking for a meal during the summer months. A combination of emergency boxes of food are passed out along with linkage to long term support such as SNAP food stamps.

The funding and donations of food come from a variety of sources including local restaurants, USDA surplus commodities, and fund raisers from the community. The pantries are mostly run by dedicated volunteers as well that are focused on feeding the less fortunate and offering support in anyway they can.

Whether it is a free box of groceries or fresh fruit, or the serving of a Christmas or Thanksgiving meal, the primary locations in Northampton County are below. Residents can call for intake.

Salvation Army of Northampton and Lehigh Valley
1110 Northampton Street
Easton, PA, 18042
Main phone - 610-258-9531
Any resident of the town of Eaton can get free food from the pantry. There is also applications to SNAP food stamps, Thanksgiving and Christmas meals, and financial aid for bills or housing needs. However combating hunger is a priority.

Portland/Upper Mount Bethel
100 Division Street
Portland, Pennsylvania, 18351
Phone number - 570-897-5847
The charity may have frozen or fresh foods, baby formula, fruits, vegetables, and more.

Nazareth Area Food Bank
Address is 529 South Main Street
Nazareth, Pennsylvania, 18064
Frozen as well as non-perishable food is available in Northampton County. Another location is at 1601 Canal Street, Northampton, PA, 18067. Call 610-262-8030 for referrals.




Central Moravian Food Bank
Location is 73 West Church Street
Bethlehem, PA, 18018
For those with proof of income and need, there may be groceries, hot meals, fruits, hygiene items and more.

St John's Church - ProJeCt of Easton
320 Ferry Street
Easton, PA, 18042

New Bethany Ministries, Food Pantry
Address - 339 West Fourth Street
Bethlehem, PA, 18015
Free, emergency food is only for residents of 18015 zip code.

New Bethany Ministries
Main address - 3233 Apples Church Road
Bethlehem, PA, 18015
For hours, dial 610-838-0731

Salvation Army of Bethlehem - Food Pantry
521 Pembroke Road
Bethlehem, PA, 18018
Weekly boxes of food, hot meals, and other assistance is available weekly to qualified low income families as well as the elderly.





Hispanic Center Lehigh Valley
520 East Fourth Street
Bethlehem, PA, 18015

Salvation Army Food Pantry and thrift store of Pen Argyl
301 West Main Street
Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, 18072

Northeast Ministry
Address: 1161 Fritz Drive
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 18017
Phone: 610-691-3355
One box of free food may be provided once a month or so.

Little Moore Food Bank
913 South Mink Road
Danielsville, PA, 18038
Dial 610-837-6051

Easton Area Neighborhood Center
902 Philadelphia Road
Easton, PA, 18042
Free groceries are for Northampton County families. There may be rice, canned meats, fruits, and referrals to public aid such as WIC vouchers.

Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley
1337 East Fifth Street
Bethlehem, PA, 18015
Only referrals are given. Northampton families in poverty can learn about everything from USDA food stamps to holiday meals. The non-profit also links seniors to Meals on Wheels.





Slater Family Network
Address - 267 Five Points Richmond Road
Bangor, PA, 18013
For intake, dial 610-599-7019
Hot meals, an emergency pantry, and other assistance is provided. They also address unemployment in Northhampton with clothing and vouchers for needed items.

Northampton County DHS
201 Larry Holmes Drive
Easton, Pennsylvania, 18044
Dial 610-250-1700
Very low income families can enroll into the Food Stamp benefit program. If qualified, an EBT card will be given to them.

Slate Belt Pregnancy Support Services
123 Broadway
Bangor, Pennsylvania, 18013
Call 877-858-3005
The non-profit has baby supplies, formula for new months, clothing, cribs, and other items. Parents can also get help in applying for USDA WIC vouchers.

Trinity Episcopal Church
44 East Market Street
Bethlehem, PA, 18018
Baby furniture can be loaned out. There is also free food, groceries, and formula.

Grocery Shopping Service - Meals on Wheels of Northampton County
Address: 4240 Fritch Drive
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 18020
Phone - 610-691-6708
This is for senior citizens, the disabled, and homebound in Northampton County.

Animal Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley
Main location is 511 East Third Street
Bethlehem, PA, 18015
Free food, such as kibble, is for very low income families with cats or dogs, if the pet's health is at risk.

Families First
Address is 1620 Teels Road
Pen Argyl, PA, 18072
The food bank has year round assistance as well as holiday food baskets and toys.







Trinity Church Ark Soup Kitchen - Conine Hall
Easton, Pennsylvania, 18042
Call 610-253-0792
Free hot meals, lunches, and other programs are run.

Call 610.434.0875 for additional information. Whether it is an application to SNAP food stamps or brown bag lunches for seniors, or the addresses of additional food pantries, additional assistance is available.


By Jon McNamara














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