We're thrilled to report that the six Nazareth-area Scouting organizations that donate their "Scouting for Food" collections to the Food Bank far surpassed last year's total.
With more probable to come, the Food Bank received 11,877 pounds on Nov. 9, or only 123 pounds shy of 6 tons! That eclipsed last year's total of 9,435 pounds by a wide margin.
Thankfully, we had lots of participation by young volunteers to help cart the donated food into the building. Those of us who have done this before could tell at a glance that this year's collection easily exceeded last year's.
Next comes three morning and evening sessions -- next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday -- to process it all onto our shelves.
Thanks to all Nazareth-area residents for their generosity in helping the Food Bank to address food insecurity and to all the Scouts and their families for their collections. It's all truly a blessing!
Nazareth Area Food Bank honored to be chosen
as a GIANT Bags 4 My Cause Program beneficiary
NAZARETH, Pa. ? The Nazareth Area Food Bank has been selected as a beneficiary of the GIANT Bags 4 My Cause Program for the month of November.
The GIANT Bags 4 My Cause Program, which launched in March 2019, is a reusable bag program that facilitates community support with the goal of making a difference in the communities where shoppers live and work.
The Nazareth Area Food Bank was selected as the November beneficiary of the program by store leadership at the GIANT Food Store located at 859 Nazareth Pike in Nazareth.
The Nazareth Area Food Bank will receive a $1 donation every time the $2.50 reusable Bags 4 My Cause Bag is purchased at this location during November, unless otherwise directed by the customer through the Giving Tag attached to the bag.
?On behalf of the hundreds of families we serve, the Nazareth Area Food Bank is honored to have been chosen by the Nazareth GIANT Food Store,? said operations director Jim Byrnes. ?The donation we receive will help us fulfill our mission to address food insecurity in the communities that make up the Nazareth Area School District.?
The Nazareth Area Food Bank is a not-for-profit public charity based at 529 S. Main Street in Nazareth. Founded in the mid 1980s, our organization relies entirely on donations of food items and dollars to provide non-perishable and frozen food items to clients once a month.
Meantime, please note that the Nazareth Area Food Bank is a participating member organization of AmazonSmile, an arm of the world's largest e-tailer that channels charitable contributions our way on the basis of shopping done online at AmazonSmile.com.
Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Nazareth Area Food Bank whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.
You can shop at Amazon AND support the Nazareth Area Food Bank by clicking on https://smile.amazon.com/ch/75-3229681.
Thanks much in advance for your support!
In the spirit of community, service and sharing, the Nazareth Area Food Bank aims to provide for the needs of hungry people with dignity and compassion by gathering and sharing quality food.
To receive food from the Nazareth Area Food Bank, clients must live within the municipalities that make up the Nazareth Area School District -- the Boroughs of Nazareth, Stockertown and Tatamy, and Bushkill, Lower Nazareth and Upper Nazareth Townships.
Food Distribution Days & Times:
Second Tuesday & following Wednesday of every month:
7:30 - 10 a.m. and 5:30 - 7 p.m. on Tuesdays; 7:30 - 10 a.m. on Wednesday
Location: 529 S. Main Street, Nazareth, PA
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 178, Nazareth, PA 18064
Food Donations received: 5:30 - 7 p.m. every Tuesday; 9 - 11 a.m. every Friday and Saturday