Allentown Area Ecumenical Food Bank offers a variety of opportunities to become involved in supporting the fight against hunger. Participation in the work of the Allentown Area Ecumenical Food Bank shall not be restricted. Any individual, congregation, organization or business may participate by donating time and/or service.
The Allentown Area Ecumenical Food Bank feeds families through the invaluable efforts of approximately 200 volunteers. While a majority of the food bank’s volunteers are members of its partner churches, any person ages 13 and up may volunteers. Volunteers ages 13-17 must be accompanied by an adult family member.
Volunteers help assemble bags of food inside the food bank’s pantry for its clients. Volunteers work from 8:30-11:45 a.m. on weekdays. Most volunteers work 1-2 mornings per month.
Individuals interested in volunteering are asked to call Diane McMenamin or Kim Schmick, the food bank’s Office Supervisors, during business hours at 610.821.1332 for additional information. Potential volunteers are asked to make a visit to the food bank for an informal orientation process before they begin their service.
Special Volunteer Opportunities
The Allentown Food Bank also offers special volunteering opportunities annually as shown below.
- CROP Hunger Walks: Community-wide events sponsored by Church World Services and organized by local congregations; visit the CROP Hunger Walks website for details
- Eastern Pennsylvania Home Show: A collecting of food donated by patrons of this three-day event held twice a year in Allentown, Pa.; please contact the food bank for details
- Boy Scouts Scouting for Food Drive: The Minsi Trails Council of the Boy Scouts of America holds a food drive in conjunction with the Allentown St. Patrick’s Parade that benefits the Allentown Food Bank; visit the parade’s website for additional information
- National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive: A national event consisting of food drives held in communities throughout the United States; visit the organization’s website for details