Building a better community
by helping people help themselves.

ProJeCt is a community benefit human service agency founded by local clergy and community leaders in the wake of the King assassination and in response to the rising tide of poverty and social unrest of 1968. Its purpose was to advocate for action and to provide service to an under-served poor population in Easton, Pennsylvania. Today the agency provides assistance to more than 5,000 people a year, serving Easton (population 26,000) and the surrounding communities in Northampton County (population 295,000), Pennsylvania. Services include tiers of service including an emergency assistance and food program, community supportive services that assist people in developing life skills and moving to self-sufficiency, and educational programs that include adult basic literacy, English as a second language, GED preparation, family literacy and supplemental education programs for school-age children.

Recent News

Look who’s on board for Simply Savory!

3rd & Ferry Fish Market, Beyond Cakes BakeryCheeburger 02-ssCheeburgerConstantino’s Pizzeria RistoranteCozze Cakes, deLorenzo’sDivine Dining, Elizabeth Mulrine Culinary Events, Fegley’s Allentown Brew WorksFranklin Hill VineyardsGreen Harvest Food EmporiumMarianna’s Restaurant and Banquet Center, Marblehead Chowder HouseMaxim’s 22, Miguel’sPearly Baker’s AlehouseSette LunaThyme Restaurant & BarTwo Rivers Brewing CompanyWeyerbacher Brewery – have all signed on for Simply Savory October 6, 2014!

There is still time to be included on the Simply Savory 2014 invitation. Submit the Culinary Participant Registration form to right away!

Simply Savory has come to be a highly anticipated annual event. Proceeds benefit ProJeCt’s food pantry, emergency services, youth development and literacy programs.

US Representative Matt Cartwright Reads to SIZZLE!® Students

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAUS Representative Matt Cartwright talked with Executive Director Janice Komisor and read to SIZZLE!® students on July 1. The discussion included some of the challenges confronting non-profits today and the need for building systems of services to move toward collective impact. Several classes enjoyed books read by Representative Cartwright and one class discussed some of the major symbols in Washington D.C. such as the Washington Monument. See more at

Congratulations graduates of 2014!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAGraduation of our literacy students took place Wednesday, June 18, 6:00 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church. We are so pleased to recognize students who have pursued an education and earned their GED and/or citizenship and thrilled to be part of their story. We wish them much success!  (Thanks to the Express-Times for capturing this important milestone.)