610-821-1332 allentownfoodbank@gmail.com 417 N. 14th Street, Suite 101, Allentown, PA 18102

The Allentown Food Bank is delighted to accept food donations from individuals. Grocers, restaurant owners, and wholesalers also are welcome to make donations. All food donations can be delivered to the food bank from 8:30-11:45 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday or 10:45-11:45 a.m. Wednesday. Considerations when selecting foods to donate:

  • Consider people with health conditions such as heart disease or diabetes. Select some low-salt and low-sugar items
  • Pop-top cans are ideal especially for the elderly, children, homeless people, and other populations

Plan a Food Drive

The Allentown Food Bank also is pleased to support individuals, companies, and groups that wish to conduct food drives. Interested parties are asked to call the food bank during business hours for assistance at  610-821-1332.

Most Needed Foods

  • Canned fruits, packed in natural juices preferred
  • Packages of precooked rice, grains, or pasta
  • Shelf-stable individual microwavable meals such as Dinty Moore Stew or Mac ‘n Cheese cups, or Hormel Completes
  • Rice, brown or white – 1 pound bags
  • Dried beans (black, kidney, pinto) or lentils
  • Peanut Butter – 16 ounce jar
  • Flour – 2 pound bags
  • Sugar – 2 pound bags 
  • Toothpaste
  • Bars of soap

Foods Not Accepted by the Food Bank

  • Home cooked, processed, or baked foods
  • Foods in open containers
  • Foods with best buy greater than 6 months



Share your bumper crops with the food bank! Or, sow extra plants to donate their fruits or vegetables to the food bank