Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley and Northeast PA (SHFB) provides WCHI with most of the food that we serve our Pantry guests. From 1/1/22-9/24/22, SHFB has provided WCHI with 107,126 pounds of food including dry and canned goods, refrigerator and freezer items, and fresh produce. Unfortunately, there have been many supply chain issues and food prices continue to rise. SHFB is not a grocery store, their inventory changes, and we don’t always have items we would like to give our guests.
The rest of our Pantry food comes from the public’s generous monetary & food donations. Local faith-based organizations, school clubs, and businesses host food drives for us https://tinyurl.com/WCHIdrive I am asking everyone to please continue providing WCHI with your support.
The WCHI Pantry is currently in need of several types of dry pasta except for elbow macaroni; canned pasta such as Chef Boyardee, Beefaroni, ravioli; hamburger helper; boxes of mac & cheese; 1lb Rice bags/boxes; plain or flavored, Rice & Pasta Sides – Such as Knorr Pasta or Rice Packets, canned or plastic jars of Tomato/ Spaghetti Sauce; canned soups other than cream of mushroom, cream of chicken, and vegetable; any kind of canned beans – black, lima, lentils, chickpeas, kidney, string beans (anything to make meals with); condiments i.e. ketchup, mustard, relish; boxes of cereal, pancake mix, pancake syrup, boxes of oatmeal packets; and ground coffee. We are also starting to collect food items for Thanksgiving: Stove Top Stuffing, Boxed Mashed Potatoes, and Cranberry Sauce. The food items can be store brands.
All Donations are appreciated. Food may be shipped to or dropped off at, Re/Max Unlimited Real Estate
1080 Schadt Ave, Whitehall, PA 18052. Please leave your donations inside the foyer on the right side, Monday through Friday 8:30 AM- 5PM, Saturday 9AM-1PM & Sunday 10AM-1PM. Monetary donations can be mailed to the address above payable to WCHI or Whitehall-Coplay Hunger Initiative.
I like to support Second Harvest as they support WCHI. The following is on SHFB’s annual fundraiser, Empty Bowls, which my husband and I have attended many times. I hope you will participate and join us at this year’s event on October 22, 2022 from 6-9 pm in Second Harvest’s Food Warehouse, 6969 Silver Crest Rd, Nazareth (1 mile east at the light at Phillips Feed store on Rte. 512 before you enter Bath).
Second Harvest Food Bank works to end food insecurity by providing nutritious food to its community, offering nutrition education, advocating to end food insecurity, dismantling barriers to create access and working to attain food justice. Second Harvest distributes food to six counties across Pennsylvania: Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe, Northampton, Pike and Wayne. Second Harvest is a proud program of Community Action Lehigh Valley.
Empty Bowls gives community members the opportunity to enjoy a night out all while experiencing the magnitude of their warehouse and learning about the critical work they do to feed families. 6:00 pm Reception with open bar and hors d’oeuvres; 7:30 pm Dinner catered by Sodexo; 7:45 pm Award presentations.
This year’s goal is to raise $100,000 to aid in the fight to end food insecurity in the communities they serve. It’s their biggest fundraiser of the year! Empty Bowls features live music, delectable food, a silent and live auction, and the opportunity for you to support the work they do at Second Harvest.
There are sponsorship opportunities available. If interested, please contact Nicole Folino at 484.821.2401 or firstname.lastname@example.org Sponsorships come with ticket entry to the event or tickets may be purchased separately here: https://tinyurl.com/45bnw3au
Thank you and have a great week!!