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2022 Donation Drop Off Locations

by Karen Fitzpatrick in Donations

Volunteers needed on Tuesday, August 9 and Friday, August 12
Willow Haven Farm Volunteers NeededReuben and Tessa DeMaster, the owners of Willow Haven Farms have asked us for assistance in picking tomatoes on Tuesday morning (August 9) at 9 AM, and if necessary on Friday morning.  Reuben said the more tomatoes we help him pick, the more he will be able to donate.  Willow Haven Farms has donated 4,762 pounds to PARLV since they partnered with us in 2020 (which includes 955 pounds already this season).  If you can spare a few hours on Tuesday morning, have a student that needs service hours, or know of anyone who would just like to help, please send me an email:  info@plantarowlv.org.  You may also call and leave a message on my landline:  (610) 530 – 7728.  And if you get up Tuesday morning inspired to pick tomatoes, just show up! This is a Win – Win situation: We help the DeMaster’s, and they help us.  Please do not let the tomatoes rot on the vines, when they could be donated to to help feed our neighbors in need.  The farm address is:  7686 Herber Rd, New Tripoli, PA 18066.  I hope to see you on the farm!

Volunteer Drivers Needed
blue sedanVolunteer drivers are needed to help us keep our donations arriving to our recipients. If you do not have the time to do a weekly location, please consider being a shared or back up driver for a specific location, or a substitute driver for vacations. Just an hour or two each week, every other week, or on an as needed basis would help tremendously.
If you would like to become a volunteer driver, please contact us at info@plantarowlv.org.

tomatoes on a vinePlease remember when donating tomatoes to pick them slightly before they are fully ripe, and if possible place them in card board boxes. Cereal or granola boxes can be taped at the ends, and the center cut out. This helps keep them from bruising during transport.

Thank you for all you do to help provide fresh produce and herbs to families in need.

vegetables being weighed for donationPlease note: Plant a Row Lehigh Valley volunteers pick up and transport donations from our official donation locations. Prior to delivering the donations, our volunteer drivers weigh the donations. If you bring a donation to one of our recipient locations, please send us an email with the date of donation, the recipient’s name, and the amount of produce in pounds that you donated. If you bring donations to a recipient that is not listed below, we can add them to our recipient list.


Donation Locations are listed by in alphabetical order by county. Recipient locations that accept direct donations are listed separately after the donation locations.

Lehigh County

Emmaus Community Garden
Robert Rodale Way, Emmaus, PA 18049
Benefits: Bethel Bible Fellowship Church Food Bank, Casa Guadalupe in Allentown and Zionsville Lutheran Church Food Bank
Sunday evening after 6:30 PM until 10:00 AM Monday morning

Emmaus Public Library
11 E Main Street, Emmaus, PA 18049
Benefits: Bethel Bible Fellowship Church Food Bank, Casa Guadalupe in Allentown and Zionsville Lutheran Church Food Bank
Sunday evening after 6:30 PM until 10:00 AM Monday morning

Jordan Lutheran Church operates year round
5103 Snowdrift Rd, Orefield, PA 18069
Note: Cooler is located on the sidewalk underneath the awning at the double doors entrance on Snowdrift Road
Benefits: Jordan Lutheran Food Pantry
Sundays prior to the first and third Mondays: 8:00 AM – 12:00 noon

Leigh County Community Garden – Cedarbrook
Cedarbrook Road, South Whitehall, PA 18104
Note: Cedarbrook Road is off of Dorney Park Road. Enter the Cedarbrook Complex, stay to the right. The gardens are behind the Maintenance Building.
Benefits: Everlasting Life Ministries Food Pantry, Allentown
Thursdays before 5:00 PM

Lehigh Community Garden – Jordan Creek Parkway
Lehnert Road, Whitehall, PA 18052
Note: Scherersville Road becomes Lehnert Road
Benefits: Everlasting Life Ministries Food Pantry, Allentown
Thursdays before 5:00 PM

Lehigh Valley Home & Garden Center
4220 Crackersport Road, Allentown, PA 18104
Benefits: Sixth Street Shelter
Thursdays: 8:00 AM 4:00 PM

New Tripoli
7724 Carpet Road, New Tripoli, PA 18066
Note: Place donations in the red truck at the end of the driveway.
Benefits: Lowhill Food Pantry at Christ’s Church and St. Peter’s United Methodist Church
Tuesdays and Wednesdays: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM

St. Ann’s Knights of Columbus Garden of Mercy backup driver needed
at the Church of St. Ann
415 S. 6th Street, Emmaus, PA 18049
Benefits: New Bethany Ministries, Greater Shiloh Church Food Pantry (Bethlehem Campus), and Whitehall Food Pantry at St. Stephen’s Church
Saturdays: 8:00 AM – 12:00 noon

St. John’s Lutheran Church
1028 Church Street, Fogelsville, PA 18051
Benefits: St. Paul’s United Church of Christ Food Pantry, Trexlertown
Mondays: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Southern Lehigh Public Library
3200 Preston Lane, Center Valley, 18034
Benefits: Allentown Rescue Mission
Mondays: 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM

Whitehall Public Libraryopened July 25
3700 Mechanicsville Rd, Whitehall, PA 18052
Benefits: Whitehall Food Pantry at St. Stephen’s Church
Mondays: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Willow Lane Elementary School
6135 Sauerkraut Lane, Macungie, PA 18062
Benefits: Sixth Street Shelter
Thursdays: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Northampton County

Bethlehem Area Public Library – Coolidge Branch
2740 Fifth Street, Bethlehem, PA 18020
Note: Cooler is located just inside the doors on the porch side of the building
Benefits: Cay Galgon Life House, Hispanic Center Lehigh Valley, and The Nehemiah Wall
Tuesdays: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM,
Wednesdays: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Thursdays: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Second Saturday of each month: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Bethlehem Area Public Library – Main
11 W. Church Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018
Benefits: Cay Galgon Life House, Hispanic Center Lehigh Valley, and The Nehemiah Wall
Note: Cooler is inside the library across from the circulation desk
Monday – Wednesday: 9AM – 8PM
Thursday & Friday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Diefenderfer Tract Community Garden
6300 Hanoverville Road, Bethlehem, PA 18017
Benefits: City Limits Assembly of God Foodbank
Wednesday before 1:00 PM

Hanover Township Community Center
3660 Jacksonville Road, Bethlehem, PA 18017
Benefits: City Limits Assembly of God Foodbank
Note: Cooler is on the bench inside the front entrance
Tuesday afternoon from 3:00 PM until 1:00 PM on Wednesday

Louise W. Moore Park
Louise Moore Park, Easton, PA 18045
Benefits: Safe Harbor and Greater Shiloh Church (Easton Campus)
Fridays before 10:00 AM

Pot This, LLC
1124 Center Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018
Note: Place donations in cooler on front porch.
Benefits: Cay Galgon Life Center, Hispanic Center Lehigh Valley,
and the Nehemiah Wall/Greater Shiloh Church – Bethlehem
Monday – Thursday, 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM

St. Luke’s Anderson Community Garden
1872 St Luke’s Boulevard, Easton, PA 18045
Note: The community garden is behind the hospital complex.
Benefits: Safe Harbor and Greater Shiloh Church (Easton Campus)
Thursday mornings before 10:00 AM

Trinity Lutheran Church
323 Nazareth Pike, Bethlehem, PA 18020
Note: Bin is by the benches near the parking lot door.
Benefits: Nazareth Area Food Bank
Sundays: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Recipient Information for Direct Donation

Allentown Area Ecumenical Food Bankoperates year round
417 N, 14th Street, Allentown, PA 18102
(610) 821-1332
Call when you arrive and someone will come out to assist you.
Benefits: Allentown Area Ecumenical Food Bank
Monday – Friday mornings, 9:00 AM – 12:00 noon
Thursdays evenings: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Allentown Rescue Mission operates year round
355 Hamilton Street, Allentown, PA 18101
Note: Park in front of the mission. There is a sign with the phone number to call to drop off donations. Someone will come out to take your donations.
Benefits: Allentown Rescue Mission
Donations are accepted at anytime.

Betty Lou’s Pantryoperates year round
333 Oxford Street, Coopersburg, PA 18036
Benefits: Betty Lou’s Pantry
Second and Fourth Saturdays: 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM

Everlasting Life Ministries operates year round
New Bethany E.C. Church
224 North Sixth Street, Allentown, PA 18102
Note: Ring the 2nd doorbell and someone will come out to take your donations.
Benefits: Everlasting Life Ministries
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

New Bethany Ministries – Food Pantryoperates year round
380 Shawnee Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015
Note: Shawnee is one way; enter by turning into the CVS parking lot from Broadway, turn left onto Shawnee (the alley behind CVS). In one block Shawnee bends to the left, park here, on the right. Signs will say “Cathedral parking.” You will not be towed. Staff will be at the food pantry (blue building) to help you unload.
Benefits: New Bethany Ministries
Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Contributing Locations

Lehigh University Community Garden
Goodman Campus
Benefits: Hispanic Center Lehigh Valley

The Lutheran Home at Topton
Benefits: St. Paul’s United Church of Christ Food Pantry, Trexlertown

Willow Haven Farm
New Tripoli
Benefits: Grace Lutheran Church Food Cupboard, Macungie and The Bread Ministry of Emmaus

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