Shari's Update - 10/17/21
WCHI and the Faith Based Community are providing FREE meals once again to low-income Whitehall-Coplay households twice a month through December 2022. On Tuesday, October 19th, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 4331 Main St, Whitehall, 610-730-3184 will host the meal. This is a “Drop and Go” pick up hot meal from 4:00-6:30pm and are guaranteed for the 1st 100 guests. Food at these meals is always delicious!!
What a wonderful day we had at our October 14th Food Pantry distribution! We had record attendance numbers and have been increasing steadily since we opened in January. A big shout out Thank You is extended to both the Whitehall- Coplay School District for sending a reminder to all the low income households in the district and to our wonderful volunteers who work so diligently to help our community.
On 10/14, we served 186 households (152 Whitehall and 34 Coplay) comprised of 606 residents; 233 children, 279 adults, and 94 seniors (age 60+)!! We also registered 46 new households. The car attendance lines for a second month were long and non-stop. We had a 21% increase in total residents served in one month.
Just as a comparison, on September 9th, we served 146 households (121 Whitehall and 25 Coplay) comprised of 480 residents; 194 children, 211 adults, and 75 seniors. We registered 44 new households. On January 14th when we first opened the Pantry, we served and registered 91 households (54 Whitehall and 37 Coplay) comprised of 308 residents; 113 children, 141 adults, and 54 seniors. We came very close to doubling the number of people we served in 10 months!!
Please note that not every registered household attends every month. Since January, we have 296 households registered. Some have returned to their jobs; others took new jobs that are during our distribution times; some moved out of Whitehall and Coplay; some no longer have people to bring them or pick up food for them, and some do not need the food. We are here to help any resident that needs food. No one should go hungry. Please contact me.
We request these items for the coming holidays: Stove Top Stuffing, Boxed Mashed Potatoes, and Cranberry Sauce. Other items include: Chef Boyardee – 18oz, Canned Soup - 15oz, Granola /Cereal Bars – 5-10 bars per box, Hamburger Helper, Mac & Cheese Boxes, Pancake Syrup - 24oz, Rice - 1 lb bags/boxes, plain or flavored, Rice & Pasta Sides – Such as Knorr Pasta or Rice Packets, and Tomato/ Spaghetti Sauce – Cans or Plastic jars. https://tinyurl.com/WCHIPantryList
Also, some businesses, household neighbors in local subdivisions, and local clubs have contacted me to do future food drives. https://tinyurl.com/WCHIdrive
WCHI is registered for the AmazonSmile program. https://tinyurl.com/ymxz45cf When you shop at Amazon donates 0.5% of your eligible purchases - at no cost to you. AmazonSmile offers the same products, same low prices, and same services as the Amazon you know. You also can donate products to WCHI Simply browse, order, and enjoy giving.
Since WCHI is all about feeding residents, WCSD has asked me to spread the word they are looking for new employees in the food services department. To apply, go to
and scroll down to school cafeteria for a job application.
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