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 Linda Gentile, the food bank’s Office Supervisor, during business hours at 610.821.1132 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.
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
Give to the Allentown Food Bank
The Allentown Area Ecumenical Food Bank is Allentown’s only daily food bank, assisting families in need from Monday through Friday. Every dollar of your support helps provide this crucial support to approximately 25,000 people or more each year.