2024 Donation Drop Off Locations

by Karen Fitzpatrick in Donations

Season 9 will run from Sunday, June 9 through Saturday, October 12

Volunteer Drivers Needed
blue sedanVolunteer drivers are always 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 before they are fully ripe. Tomatoes continue to ripen after they are picked. Also if rain is expected, pick tomatoes that have begun to ripen so that they do not crack or split. If possible place them in card board boxes. Cereal or granola boxes can be taped at the ends, and the center cut out for light weight tomatoes. Many people save the plastic or cardboard pint and quart containers from the grocery store to package their dontations. 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 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
Benefits: Jordan Lutheran Food Pantry
Note: Cooler is located on the sidewalk underneath the awning at the double doors entrance on Snowdrift Road
Sundays prior to the first and third Mondays: 8:00 AM – 12:00 noon

Lehigh County Community Garden – Cedarbrook
Cedarbrook Road, South Whitehall, PA 18104
Benefits: Everlasting Life Ministries Food Pantry, Allentown
Note: Cedarbrook Road is off of Dorney Park Road. Enter the Cedarbrook Complex, stay to the right. The gardens are behind the Maintenance Building. The cooler chest is by the Information sign for the garden.
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

Lower Macungie Library
3450 Brookside Rd, Macungie, PA 18062
Benefits: Grace Lutheran Church, Macungie
Note: Cooler chest is inside the community center by the library entrance.
Tuesdays: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

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

Parkland Community Library
4422 Walbert Avenue Allentown, Pennsylvania 18104
Benefits: Everlasting Life Ministries, Allentown
Note: Cooler chest is located just inside the main library entrance.
Wednesday at 4:00 PM until closing, Thursday from 9 AM until 8:00 PM

St. Ann’s Knights of Columbus Garden of Mercy
Saint Ann’s Church
415 S. 6th Street, Emmaus, PA 18049
Benefits: New Bethany Ministries, Nehemiah Wall/Greater Shiloh Church (Bethlehem Campus), and Whitehall Food Pantry at St. Stephen’s Church
Saturdays: 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM

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
Note: Cooler chest is on bench outside of the library entrance.
Mondays: 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM

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

Whitehall Coplay Hunger Initiative (WCHI)
Re/Max Unlimited Real Estate
1080 Schadt Avenue, Whitehall, PA 18052
Benefits: Whitehall Coplay Hunger Initiative; City Limits Assembly of God
Catasauqua Area Food Bank, and Whitehall Food Pantry at St. Stephen’s Church
Note: Please leave your donations inside the foyer on the right.
Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 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 – Main
11 W. Church Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018
Benefits: Cay Galgon Life House, Hispanic Center Lehigh Valley and The Nehemiah Wall/Greater Shiloh Church (Bethlehem Campus)
Note: Cooler is inside the library across from the circulation desk
Monday – Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
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 closing, and Wednesday from 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM

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

St. Luke’s Anderson Community Garden
1872 St Luke’s Boulevard, Easton, PA 18045
Benefits: Safe Harbor and Greater Shiloh Church (Easton Campus)
Note: The community garden is behind the hospital complex.
Wednesday mornings before 8:00 AM

Trinity Evangelical 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

Contributing Locations

Allentown West Rotary Club
Leigh County Community Garden and raised beds at Parkland Community Library
Benefits: Jordan Lutheran Food Pantry, Christ Church Food Pantry at Lowhill, Everlasting Life Ministries, Allentown

Huser’s Garden
Benefits: New Bethany Ministries

Miller’s Garden Plot
Benefits: Cedar Crest Bible Fellowship

The Lutheran Home at Topton
Benefits: Brandywine Food Pantry at St. Peter’s UCC, Topton

Willow Haven Farm
New Tripoli
Benefits: Casa Jeanette Christian Ministries, Low Hill Food Pantry at Christ Church, and Eastside Food Pantry at Community Bike Works

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 Wednesday & 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
Monday Friday: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

New Bethany Ministries – Food Pantryoperates year round
380 Shawnee Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015
Note: Shawnee is a one way street; 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

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