Nazareth Area Food Bank Fighting Hunger... Feeding Hope



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Nazareth Patch coverage: 'A+ Reward' event @ Giant

Posted by Jim Byrnes, Director on March 24, 2012 at 6:20 PM Comments comments (45)

Click on for the Nazareth Patch's story and photos of the event at GIANT yesterday afternoon that produced more than $500 in non-perishable food items for the Food Bank.  Don't forget to click on the series of 17 photos.

And the Express-Times told the story in photos at its website.  To view, five more photos of the event, click on http://photos.lehighv...

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More 'Heart & Sole'

Posted by Jim Byrnes, Director on February 4, 2012 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (23)

Following up on the NEWS post below, clients of the Nazareth Area Food Bank should keep the flyers they receive in their February allotments of food as admission tickets for the opportunity to "Shop for Shoes" -- free!

Shoes will be available from 10 a..m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, in the Fellowship Hall of St. John's Evangelical Church, 200 S. Broad St., in Nazareth.

If you haven't yet seen it, the post of an article from the Express...

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"Heart and Sole"

Posted by Jim Byrnes, Director on January 15, 2012 at 9:40 PM Comments comments (23)

Nazarethcommunity rallies behind 8-year-old's wish to collect 1,000 pairs of shoes for the needy

By NICKFALSONE, The Express-Times, Sunday, January 15, 2012, Page A-1



There's not much space for playthese days in Jayde Rizzotto's living room, but the 8-year-old Nazareth girldoesn't seem to mind.

The room's cluttered with...

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Food Bank featured in Express-Times

Posted by Jim Byrnes, Director on December 12, 2011 at 8:45 PM Comments comments (18)

Lehigh Valley food banks stock up for holiday season


By Pamela Sroka-Holzmann | The Express-Times, Monday, December 12, 2011 


Hunger in the Nazareth area is a single grandmother struggling to support three generation...

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Thanks to Nazareth donors to Boy Scouts' food collection

Posted by Jim Byrnes, Director on November 12, 2011 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (0)

On behalf of the people we will be able to feed, the Food Bank is extremely grateful to everyone in the Nazareth area who donated non-perishable food and other items to local Boy Scout groups as part of the national "Scouting for Food" collection this weekend.

Boy Scout leaders say the 15,415 pounds of food collected locally -- more than 7.5 tons! -- is an all-time high for the Nazareth area. The Boy Scouts' collection is the single largest influx of food the Food Bank recei...

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Blue Eagles canned goods collection Friday night

Posted by Jim Byrnes, Director on November 7, 2011 at 10:05 PM Comments comments (0)

When Nazareth Area High School fights against DelawareValley Friday night in a bid to advance in the PIAA football playoffs, the BlueEagles also will be fighting against hunger in our community.

The football team encourages its fans to bring canned goods to the game and donate them to the Nazareth Area Food Bank to support our mission to feed the hungry who live in the school district. Look for shopping carts that are to be used to collect the donated items.


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Support the Boy Scouts Scouting for Food drive Nov. 12

Posted by Jim Byrnes, Director on November 3, 2011 at 10:50 PM Comments comments (1)

The Nazareth Area Food Bank is blessed in many ways by  the breadth of support we receive from churches, schools, businesses, service clubs, other organizations and individuals in our community.


That list also includes Scouting organizations – both Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts -- and their leaders who direct scouting activities.   


Coming up on Saturday, Nov. 12 is BSA’s national “Scouting for Food” drive and we are fo...

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FYI - Hungry Muppet to appear on "Sesame Street"

Posted by Jim Byrnes, Director on October 4, 2011 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (1)

Hungry Muppet to appear on "Sesame Street"

3:20pm EDT Oct. 4, 2011

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A new poverty-stricken Muppet will highlight the issue of hunger struggles on an episode of "Sesame Street", the show said in a statement on Tuesday.


Pink-faced Muppet Lily, whose family deals with food insecurity, will join Big Bird, Elmo and other favorites on a one-hour prime-time special featuring country star Brad Paisley and his wife Kimberly Williams Paisley called ...

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Car Wash POSTPONED until 10/1

Posted by Jim Byrnes, Director on September 23, 2011 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Due to inclement weather, the Nazareth Area High School wrestling team has postponed its car wash that had been scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 24, to benefit the Food Bank.  The new date for the car wash is next Saturday, Oct. 1.

Please make a note of the new date and plan to come to the Food Bank at 529 S. Main Street in Nazareth for a great washing of your car by an energetic group of young men.

Proceeds from the free will offering for the car wash be...

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NAHS Wrestling Team car wash 9/24

Posted by Jim Byrnes, Director on September 14, 2011 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (0)

For the second year in a row, the Nazareth Area High School Wrestling Team will conduct a car wash between 9 a.m. and noon on Saturday, Sept. 24, to raise funds for the Food Bank.


Members of the wrestling team will wash vehicles in exchange for free-will offerings in the parking lot of the Food Bank, 529 S. Main St., in Nazareth.


Last year, the wrestlers did a superb job on the cars and vans that stopped by and they aim to outdo themselves this year....

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