“Grow Healthy Community” Initiative

Launched in 2016, the Grow Healthy Community Initiative provides free weekly supplies of organically-grown fruits and vegetables to low-income families, area shelters, food pantries and soup kitchens. Community service organizations currently supported include the New Bethany Soup Kitchen, the Jewish Family Services Food Bank, Ecumenical Soup Kitchen, Incarnation Saint Vincent DePaul Pantry, Trinity Soup Kitchen, Northeast Ministries Food Pantry, Victory House Men’s Shelter, the Resurrected Life Community Church Family Outreach Program, the Interfaith Food Pantry, Central Moravian Food Pantry, and the Third Street Alliance Shelter for Women and Children. Collectively these organizations assist thousands of economically challenged individuals and families in the Lehigh Valley, and provide more than a half-million meals each year to those who otherwise would not eat. Funding for this program is dependent on foundation and corporate sponsors as well as individual donations.