The Seed Farm’s Plant Sale – May 16 & 17

By Briana McGonagle March 12, 2020 9:58 am

The Seed Farm’s 6th annual Spring Plant Sale will feature a wide variety of strong, healthy plants for your home garden. Sale hours: Saturday, May 16, 9 AM – 3 PM Sunday, May 17, 11 AM – 2 PM 5854 Vera Cruz Rd, Emmaus Join us at the farm on May 16-17, and choose from over 200 varieties of vegetables, herbs, and flowers. As always, starter plants are grown right here in The Seed Farm’s greenhouse. We’ll have your favorites on hand as well as plenty of new, exciting varieties to try. All plants are grown without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides, and we never use genetically modified seeds. Please rest assured that we will continue to follow public health guidelines and will make adjustments to Read more

Big welcome to Brandon, Food Sourcing Coordinator

By Lauren Matthews March 1, 2021 2:50 pm

Join us in welcoming Brandon Campos to the Second Harvest team! We are very excited to have him on board and to introduce this new role of our Food Sourcing Coordinator. Check out our Q&A with Brandon! What were you doing before coming to Second Harvest? Prior to coming to Second Harvest I worked for a health care network as a medical equipment technician. While I worked there, I helped patients by bri Read more

Get to know Rob, Warehouse Manager

By Lauren Matthews February 4, 2021 8:50 pm

Get to know the man behind the scenes! Check out our quick Q&A with Rob:   What were you doing before coming to Second Harvest? I was working for a sanitation company who cleaned up at a meat plant. Lost the contract there and continued to work helping others by making sure they arrived at their designated destination working for Uber. What does your job entail? My job entails communicating with Read more

Welcome to the team Khushboo, Nutrition Educator

By Lauren Matthews January 11, 2021 9:34 pm

Welcome, Khushboo Jain, our newest nutrition educator! Check out our Q&A with Khushboo and get to know her.   What were you doing before coming to Second Harvest? I was working part time at Drexel University with the Center for Nutrition and Performance in the Nutrition Department as an Assistant Manager.   What does your job entail? Working with local food pantries to enable them to be prov Read more

New Year, Healthier You!

By Lauren Matthews January 8, 2021 2:58 pm

3 habits to start the New Year right! -by, Khushboo Jain   1. Avoid food based Resolutions  It is common for us to make resolutions that revolve around food around the new year. While there is nothing wrong with the intention, unfortunately, most resolutions often end up being restrictive to foods! “Cut out carbs,” “No more dessert,” “no more sugar,” “No more meats,” etc. Instead, try add Read more

MERRY ‘NEW’TRITION

By Lauren Matthews December 7, 2020 7:38 pm

3 HABITS TO END THE YEAR STRONG - by, Khushboo Jain   1. ONE POT COOKING During this pandemic and the holiday season it can be hard to get to the gym! Here are some ways how you can keep active during this time of the year: Dance: whether it's the game Just Dance or a set of your favorite songs to dance to, dance along! Try a new exercise video online! Nature walks with your family/friends Do a Read more

Welcoming Lauren, Development Coordinator

By Briana McGonagle December 4, 2020 8:35 pm

Lauren Matthews joined our team in October. She brings a fresh spirit and can-do attitude, and is a great addition to our development team! We caught up with her for a quick Q&A. What were you doing before coming to Second Harvest? Prior to Second Harvest, I was the Marketing & Community Engagement Director for Civic Theatre of Allentown. I created and managed content for the website, social media platforms, Read more

A Warm Welcome to Cara, Volunteer Coordinator

By Briana McGonagle November 9, 2020 3:00 pm

Cara Przybylowicz joined our team in August. She brings ample experience in everything nonprofit volunteer-related. She will manage our volunteer efforts and ensure our volunteers have a meaningful and fun experience. We caught up with Cara for a Q&A What were you doing before coming to Second Harvest? Previously, I worked for Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery and Delaware counties as the Volunteer Manager for fi Read more

Fighting Hunger In The Lehigh Valley: Local Advertising Agency And Outdoor Companies Band Together During Pandemic

By David Chevalier May 6, 2020 2:34 am

ALLENTOWN, Pa – Recognizing the growing need to address hunger in the Lehigh Valley for families in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Keenan-Nagle Advertising, Inc. has partnered with Adams Outdoor, Lamar Advertising Company and Tri Outdoor, Inc. to help create awareness of the problem and give people a way to help fight hunger in the Lehigh Valley. Outdoor boards across the Lehigh Valley will encourage members Read more

The Ongoing Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis

By Briana McGonagle April 28, 2020 3:15 pm

Our network of food pantries is feeding more people than ever. Many people have lost their jobs and are without a paycheck. They are turning to our network to keep food on the table. At Second Harvest, we are working around the clock to make sure that food distribution does not stop and gets out to the people who need it. We have started packing emergency boxes in our warehouse – it’s a box of staple items meant Read more

Response to COVID – 19

By Briana McGonagle April 9, 2020 7:52 pm

We’ve been moved beyond words by the outpouring of support for our COVID-19 response efforts. Whether you’ve joined our support efforts in the past three weeks, or plan to take action in the days and weeks to come: THANK YOU! But, still we need you now, more than ever. We are ramping up purchases of delivery-ready pantry staples, and packing emergency boxes in our warehouse. Our 200+ partner agencies are movi Read more