ProJeCt’s Food Pantry has been a community cornerstone for more than 30 years. The goal of the pantry is to reduce food insecurity and increase food knowledge by providing high quality, nutrient dense food to low-income, at-risk adults, children, and seniors.
We also incorporate learning opportunities for our clients, including how to prepare the food they receive, how to integrate fresh fruit and vegetables into their diet, and how to accommodate allergies, diet restrictions, and more. ProJeCt is committed to providing fresh, healthy food that helps people lead more productive lives.
The Pantry is set up as a Full Choice Pantry, which is defined as one in which “participants may choose the food they can use, know how to cook with, and want.” This not only cuts down on food waste, but also allows our trained volunteers and Food Pantry Coordinator to work one on one with clients to help them choose food that’s right for their family, and better preserves the clients’ dignity.
In addition, we provide fresh fruits and vegetables throughout the year through partnerships with local farms and our own Community Garden, as well as much-needed personal care items such as soap, feminine hygiene products and more.
The Food Pantry is open to the public on:
Mondays from 10am-12:15pm
Thursdays from 10am-12:15pm & 1pm-3:15pm
What to bring: Photo ID & proof of Northampton County residency are required for each visit. Bring grocery bags if you have them! Please arrive 15 minutes before closing to ensure you get served.
The Food Pantry graciously accepts donations of nonperishable food items every Tuesday from 8:30 AM-2:00 PM.
St. Luke’s Community Health Partnership now allows our Food Pantry clients the opportunity to meet with Family Residents and Doctors from St. Luke’s Hospital. Clients are able to get information on health-related topics, general health screenings for blood pressure and diabetes as well as referrals for other screenings to promote wellness. Residents and doctors are available at the Food Pantry on the 3rd Thursday of each month.