ProJeCt is a 501 (c) (3) 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.
The important and powerful 90-minute film on hunger, “A Place at the Table,” will be shown at Kroner Auditorium in Easton Hospital on Thursday evening, August 21, 7-9 pm. A panel discussion will follow with representatives from the Hunger Coalition, Brandon Pariser of ProJeCt’s pantry, a representative from St. Vincent dePaul pantry, and a nutritionist from EH staff. See the announcement and please share with others.
3rd & Ferry Fish Market, Beyond Cakes Bakery, Cheeburger Cheeburger, Constantino’s Pizzeria Ristorante, Cozze Cakes, deLorenzo’s, Divine Dining, Elizabeth Mulrine Culinary Events, Fegley’s Allentown Brew Works, Franklin Hill Vineyards, Green Harvest Food Emporium, Marianna’s Restaurant and Banquet Center, Marblehead Chowder House, Maxim’s 22, Miguel’s, North Star Catering, Pearly Baker’s Alehouse, Sette Luna, Thyme Restaurant & Bar, Two Rivers Brewing Company, Weyerbacher Brewery – have all signed on for Simply Savory October 6, 2014!
Simply Savory has come to be a highly anticipated annual event. Proceeds benefit ProJeCt’s food pantry, emergency services, youth development and literacy programs. Please join us for an evening of the best food, wine and beer tasting in the Lehigh Valley!