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Allentown Area Ecumenical Food Bank Update

Updated: Oct 3, 2021

UPDATE: The food bank has determined that there new Client Choice program cannot be run safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. Look for more information early in 2022 about this new program.


The Food Bank has been located in the basement of Alliance Hall at 6th and Chew Streets. The organization has been moving to a rehabilitated building located at 417 N. 14th Street, between Gordon and Liberty Streets this month. This new location has more room in order to offer a new program named "Client Choice" where clients can select food items they need rather than accepting the items given to them. There is parking in the front of this former factory building. Trained volunteers are needed to operate this new process.


Register for a training class about the "Client Choice" program by telephoning

  • Mary Timko, Board Secretary at 610-217-0985 or

  • Ann Egan, Executive Director at the main number 610-821-1332

When you register for a class, they may ask which work hours you may volunteer for:

  • 8:45 - 11 a.m. second Thursday of the month

  • 4 - 6 p.m. on Thursdays

Would you let me know what you decide? Maybe we can form a team, after all.


Teams of 10-12 volunteers are needed to help clients navigate the route through the shelves of food items. Many churches send an entire team once a month. If our church cannot supply a team, interested members of our congregation can fill vacancies on these teams. Over time, we may be able to form a team.


For more information or questions, please contact Jan Little or your Deacon.