The Allentown Area Ecumenical Food Bank is Allentown’s only daily food bank, assisting families in need from Monday through Friday. The food bank provides crucial support to approximately 25,000 people or more each year. All of the food bank’s clients live in Lehigh County. Persons living outside Lehigh County are referred to food banks in their areas.
The food bank was founded in Oct. 1978 by a group of Allentown ministers with one simple mission – to provide relief to the hungry people in Allentown and surrounding areas, through the volunteer help of local congregations, businesses, organizations, and individuals.