245 North Sixth St., Allentown PA 18102 ask@allentownfoodbank.org 610.821.1332

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Canned Goods

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.

Most Needed Foods

The foods that typically are needed the most are as follows:

  • Crackers – preferably whole grain
  • Ready-to-prepare side dishes
  • Shelf-stable soft tortillas
  • Microwave popcorn
  • Unsweetened applesauce in individual cups
  • Fruit in natural juices in individual cups
  • Raisins and other dried fruits
  • Granola or protein bars ie Kind/Zone/etc
  • Fruit leather (100% fruit)
  • Canned and boxed 100% juice
  • Rolled oats or instant oatmeal in packets (unsweetened)
  • Tuna or Hamburger Helper
  • Pasta mixes such as Mac and Cheese or Alfredo
  • Instant mashed potatoes
  • Dried beans (black, kidney, pinto) or lentils
  • Flour 1-pound bag
  • Sugar 1-pound bag
  • Ground coffee
  • Tea bags
  • Cooking oil in plastic bottles (olive or canola)
  • Dried herbs and spices – cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, basil, salt, pepper, no-salt spice blends
  • Condiments in plastic bottles such as barbecue sauce, mayonnaise, mustard, salad dressing and ketchup
  • Toothbrushes

Foods Not Accepted by the Food Bank

  • Non-food items
  • Baby food or formula
  • 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

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.

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Canned Goods