Shari's Update - 2/27/22
OUR MISSION is to alleviate food insecurity in Whitehall and Coplay. I wanted to give you an overview of our current programs since we are not just a Food Pantry.
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 outside “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 a Whitehall or Coplay resident or do not have transportation, please call 484-225-0358.
We know there are many food insecure residents in Whitehall Township and Coplay Boro and we want to provide food to them. Please let your family, friends, and neighbors who live in these two areas know about us. We are here to help. Many do not have transportation. Can you bring them?
We are providing shelf stable dry food like rice, pasta, Mac & Cheese, canned tuna and chicken, canned string beans & corn, cereal, pancake mix, peanut butter and jelly plus more items along with frozen meats, dairy items like butter & cheese, and fresh produce. We also provide a couple toiletries and have a small amount of baby food and dog & cat food. Food items are subject to change.
Please go to https://tinyurl.com/WCHIPantryList to donate needed food items. These items can also be dropped or shipped to Shari Noctor at my Re/Max Unlimited office, 1080 Schadt Ave, Whitehall PA 18052
FREE COMMNITY MEALS - WCHI and the Faith-Based Community are proud to provide these FREE meals to low-income Whitehall-Coplay households twice a month through December 2022. The host location changes every time and they will decide if face 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 first 100 guests. Each site location will state if this is an inside or outside “Drop and Go” pick up distribution or if it is a dine-in meal. We will post site requirements on Facebook for each meal. Go to tinyurl.com/WCHIprograms for updated meals.
Sunday, April 3; Tuesday, April 19; and Sunday, May 1 are to be determined. If any faith-based organization can do any of these dates, please contact Shari at 610-730-8067. Otherwise, we will not be able to offer a free meal on these days.
BINGO - We are hosting two more Sunday bingos this spring. New location: St Peter Church, 4 South 5th St, Coplay March 13th and April 10th . Doors open at 1pm. Calling starts at 2pm. $15 entry fee buys you 2 bingo boards with four games. Each additional board is $1 each and a pack of 5 specials are $5. Bingo chips and dabbers are available for purchase. Masks are optional. Food is also available for purchase. Questions Contact Liz Rodgers 484-274-6687.
SNACK PACK PALS- WCHI administers the Snack Pack Pal Program (SPP) with assistance from WCSD and St Elizabeth’s Regional School. The mission is to combat hunger for the most food -insecure students at both schools by providing a pack of kid-friendly, easy-to-prepare meals and snacks to supplement their nutrition over school holidays and long weekends. On average, WCHI provides 157 bags of shelf-stable food to WCSD and 10 bags to St Elizabeth’s monthly.
VOLUNTEERS- We are 100% volunteer and WCHI could never do any of our programs without their selfless support and time. All volunteers must have state required criminal background checks since we work with children. For a full list of our requirements https://tinyurl.com/WCHIforms and to register https://tinyurl.com/WCHIvolunteer Questions, please Contact Sylvia Volunteerme.Lee@gmail.com
Thank you and have a great week. Happy March – Spring is on the way!!
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