610-821-1332 ask@allentownfoodbank.org 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
  • Include gluten-free items for those with celiac disease
  • 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

  • Ready-to-prepare side dishes
  • Microwave popcorn
  • Rolled oats or instant oatmeal in packets (unsweetened)
  • Tuna or Hamburger Helper
  • Pasta mixes such as Mac and Cheese or Alfredo
  • Rice, brown or white
  • Dried beans (black, kidney, chickpea) or lentils
  • Flour 
  • Sugar 
  • Ground coffee
  • Tea bags
  • Simply Fruit or All-Fruit jelly/jam
  • Mayonnaise
  • Condiments in plastic bottles such as barbecue sauce, mayonnaise, mustard, salad dressing and ketchup
  • New Reusable Grocery Shopping Bags
  • Soap
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo/conditioner combo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Diapers
  • Dish detergent
  • Laundry detergent
  • Toothbrushes

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