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

  • Canned fruits, packed in natural juices preferred
  • Ready-to-prepare side dishes
  • Cans of soup, low sodium preferred
  • Packages of precooked rice, grains, or pasta
  • Shelf-stable individual microwavable meals such as Dinty Moore Stew or Mac ‘n Cheese cups
  • Pasta sauce
  • Simply Fruit or All-Fruit jelly/jam
  • Boxes of whole grain cold cereal such as Cheerios, Total, Raisin Bran, Rice Krispies, Corn Flakes – no sugary cereal please.
  • Pasta mixes such as Mac and Cheese or Alfredo
  • Rice, brown or white – 1 pound bags
  • Instant mashed potatoes
  • Dried beans (black, kidney, pinto) or lentils
  • Flour 
  • Sugar 
  • Condiments such as ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, maple syrup
  • Spices such as salt, pepper, oregano, spice mixes

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