Allentown Area Ecumenical Food Bank clients have been enjoying healthier, organic produce this fall and will continue to do so throughout the winter thanks to the efforts of prominent community organizations and dedicated volunteers.
Both the Rodale Institute in Kutztown, Pa., and The Seed Farm in Emmaus, Pa., have been providing produce to the food bank since October. The Rodale Institute’s produce is provided through its Agriculture Supported Communities (ASC) program. ASC Program Manager Cynthia James said that there will be enough supply to support the Allentown Food Bank through the winter months. Local nutrition consultant Stephanie August also has been helping the food bank offer healthier items for its clients.
“We deeply appreciate this donation of nutrient-dense food that not only feeds people, but nourishes them,” said Beverly Levenson, President of the Food Bank’s Board of Directors. “Our consumers enjoy receiving fresh produce, and our partnership with the Rodale Institute, The Seed Farm, and others will provide ample benefit for the people we serve.”
The food bank’s board also would like to thank Amy Cook, Program Coordinator for The Seed Farm; Lindsay Parks, Executive Director for The Seed Farm; Brooke Kohler, Co-chair of The Seed Farm; and all the volunteers of the farm’s Food Recovery and Respect working group.
Image Courtesies: Rodale Institute and Stephanie August