Building on the success of a highly successful event two weeks ago, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Allentown will again be collecting grocery donations in a drive-through, socially distant event this Saturday, May 16 at the Vegan Butcher, 768 Union Boulevard, Allentown from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM.
Items donated will benefit the weekly food box distribution Catholic Charities does for those in need in downtown Allentown.
Two weeks ago approximately 4,000 pounds of food was donated, much of which has already been packed into boxes and handed out. About 2,000 pounds of groceries are handed out every week at the agency’s Ecumenical Kitchen at 179 West Chew Street, in Allentown.
Making a grocery drop-off is simple and safe: Donors should have their food items in the trunk of their car, and simply drive into the Vegan Butcher parking lot where Catholic Charities personnel in masks and gloves will remove the items from the trunk and gather them for later donation to the needy.
Items needed include: canned chicken, tuna or meats; canned fruit or applesauce; jam or jelly; peanut butter; boxed dry pasta; dry rice; canned beans; canned soups; dry/dehydrated potatoes; spaghetti sauce; cereal box or bags; crackers, snack or granola bars; boxed macaroni and cheese; powdered or long-life milk; paper towels or toilet paper.
If you prefer a monetary donation, checks can be made payable to Catholic Charities, with soup kitchen on the memo line, and mailed directly to Catholic Charities, 900 Woodward Street, Allentown, PA 18103. Donations can also be made at www.catholiccharitiesad.org