The Nazareth Area FOOD BANK

Nazareth Area Food Bank

Who We ServeWe are an all-volunteer, non-profit, federally tax exempt 501 (c)(3) organization


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Who We Serve

Because the food bank serves over 150 families and individuals, delivery of food to clients’ homes is not possible.  As a matter of policy, NAFB will give food to people who don’t live within the Nazareth Area School District once on an emergency basis while steering them to food pantries that serve the areas where they live.

The food bank has been blessed throughout its history to have been supported by contributions of food and dollars from individual donors, churches, schools, businesses, charitable foundations, service clubs, Scouting groups, school athletic teams and other organizations.

Food bank volunteers sort through donated non-perishable food items for the use by dates and condition of the packaging.

Now more than 35 years old, the Nazareth Area Food Bank is a regional, all-volunteer 501 (c) (3) public charity that relies entirely on donations of food items and dollars to obtain the food it provides to clients.

Throughout its history, the Nazareth Area Food Bank has operated on an honor system for eligibility, with clients coming for food as they feel they need.  The food bank does not ask personal financial information.

The food bank distributes food once a month during four sessions as follows:

  • From 7:30 to 10 a.m. and from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month,
  • From 7:30 to 10 a.m. on the following Wednesday,
  • From 9 to 11 a.m. on the following Saturday.

NAFB accepts donations of food items – both non-perishable and perishable (in season) – from 5:30 to 7 p.m. every Tuesday, and from 9 to 11 a.m. every Friday and Saturday.

Collection ideas:

May– tuna fish, one dish meals (stew, chili, spaghettios, ravioli), granola bars, oatmeal, spaghetti sauce
June – Paper products napkins, paper towels, toilet paper and Kleenex

July – School supplies markers, scissors, 3 ring binders, loose leaf, colored pencils, folders, spiral notebooks, crayons, highlighters, pens, pencils, glue, glue sticks and backpacks

August – Personal care supplies – shampoo, conditioner, body wash, bar soap, toothpaste

September – granola bars, rice a roni, soup, tuna, applesauce, peanut butter, jelly, cereal

The Food Bank is closed during the months of December, January and February.

To receive food regularly, clients must live within the six municipalities that make up the Nazareth Area School District – the boroughs of Nazareth, Stockertown and Tatamy and Bushkill, Lower Nazareth and Upper Nazareth Townships.  The food bank registers clients once each year.  The registration form is available at (link).


Contact & Location:

P.O. Box 178
529 S. Main Street
Nazareth, PA 18064

Phone: 610-365-8869


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