WCHI Food Pantry
The Pantry serves low-income Whitehall and Coplay residents. Located at St. John the Baptist Church, 3024 S. Ruch St, Whitehall, our food distributions take place the 2nd Thursday of each month from 11AM-1PM and 5:30-7PM. We currently provide “drop and go” bags to Whitehall and Coplay residents in the Church parking lot. ID is required (driver’s license or current utility bill). Income limits apply - you just tell us your yearly, monthly, or weekly gross income (before taxes) and sign a self-declaration government form. Please note that there is no smoking on church property. If you are in need of food but are not Whitehall or Coplay resident or do not have transportation, please call 484-225-0358.
Starting in September and continuing every 2nd Sunday through April 10, 2022 (no bingo in November), we are hosting our monthly Bingo to raise money for our programs. Doors open at 1PM at Commitment to Family & Community, 156 Cherry St, Coplay. Calling starts at 2 pm. $15 entry fee gives you 2 bingo boards. Please bring your own bingo chips. (Corn will be provided from the kitchen). Each additional board is $1 and a pack of 5 specials are $5. Food is available for purchase. Masks are required unless you are on oxygen.
Contact Liz Rodgers 484-274-6687 with any questions.
Children's Summer Feeding Program
WCHI provided free food for a baby through age 18 to low and moderate income residents living in Whitehall and Coplay.
All households with children on the WCSD free and reduced rate breakfast and lunch program were mailed a registration form to bring with them their first time. If you do not have a registration form, click here or one can be completed when you arrive.
All information is kept confidential through WCHI.
Six locations in the Whitehall-Coplay area will be distributing bags of food each Monday & Wednesday morning 10-11AM through August 25th. Look for these lawn signs posted near distribution locations.
Our distribution sites are located at:
Coplay location: Redeemed Christian Church of God, 5 N 3rd St.
Please attend the site closest to your home.
WCHI and the Faith Based Community are proud to start providing these FREE meals once again to low-income Whitehall-Coplay households starting twice a month in October through December 2022. The host locations change every time and they will decide if masks are required. All are welcome to attend both meals on the 1st Sunday and 3rd Tuesday each month from 4:00-6:30PM. Meals are guaranteed for the 1st 100 guests. Each site location will state if this is an inside or outside “Drop and Go” distribution or if it is a dine-in meal. We will post on Facebook for each meal on the site requirements.
Sunday, Oct 3rd - Muslim Association of Lehigh Valley (MALV), 1988 Schadt Ave, Whitehall 703-346-8698
Tuesday, Oct 19th - Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church,
4331 Main St, Whitehall 610-730-3184
Sunday, Nov 7th - St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church,
835 Third St. Whitehall, 610-533-1357
Tuesday, Nov 16th - Whitehall Bible Fellowship Church,
3300 7th St, Whitehall 610-434-8861
Sunday, Dec 5th - Muslim Association of Lehigh Valley (MALV), 1988 Schadt Ave, Whitehall 703-346-8698
Tuesday, Dec 21st - St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church,
835 Third St. Whitehall, 610-533-1357
Snack Pack Pals
Snack Pack Pals' mission is to combat the food insecurity of the school district's most food-insecure students by providing them with a pack of kid-friendly, easy-to-prepare meals and snacks to supplement their nutrition over school holidays and long weekends. The program serves over 200 Whitehall-Coplay School District students and 20 students from St. Elizabeth Regional School each month during the school year. Over 40,000 food items were distributed in our last full school year (pre-COVID), mostly in Snack Packs, but also in care packages to a number of families in the district. The program also donated hundreds of snacks to the three elementary schools to be given to students who have no snack to bring in for snack time. For more information, please contact
Leah Saliby at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mary Spieker email@example.com
Mickley Run Outreach Program
This year-round program was launched to provide the “Roseto Story” where neighbors get to know and help their fellow neighbors. Together we all bring a sense of community into the apartment complex. This has been very well-accepted program since starting in June 2020. We help alleviate the food needs of the children, youth, adults, and seniors living in the Mickley Run Apartment Complex. Neighbors will pick up food from our Food Pantry for those who do not have transportation when they pick up their food.
WCHI Garden at Mickley-Prydun Farm
We are delighted to have Anne Chickilly and her husband Erik Segan, oversee and cultivate a section of the Mickley-Prydun Farm. WCHI leases an acre from the township for the garden to provide vegetables for our Food Pantry and Children’s Summer Feeding Program. Many of you pass by and look over at the garden while walking on the Ironton Rail Trail. The garden is located between Lehigh and Center Streets. Fresh vegetables grown include tomatoes, cucumbers, green beans, zucchini, and banana peppers.