Breakfast Club Has Calendar Fundraiser

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified the club that is selling the calendar. It is the Tuesday Breakfast Club. Looking for a holiday or birthday gift idea? Hellertown’s Tuesday Breakfast Club has one for you, and it only costs $5. The club is currently selling 2016 “Together We Can Be Helping Hands” calendars featuring photos of its members at local historic sites as a fundraiser to support its charitable efforts, such as the fight against hunger.

Donate Gallons of Milk to Families in Need This Month at Giant

In conjunction with National Dairy Month, Giant Food Stores has announced that it’s joining with The Great American Milk Drive to help deliver much-needed gallons of milk to hungry families. Milk is among the most-need items by food banks, but it is rarely donated to them because it is highly perishable, the supermarket chain said last week in a news release about the fundraiser. Clients of Feeding America, a domestic hunger relief organization, receive the equivalent of less than one gallon of milk per person per year. “In honor of National Dairy Month this June, when you pick up a gallon of milk for your family, consider donating one to a local family in need too,” Giant’s director of marketing and external communications John MacDonald said in the release.  

From May 31 through June 27, Giant customers can make a $4 donation to their local food bank–which equates to one gallon of milk–whenever they check out.

Dinner Dance Will Benefit Food Bank, Animal Shelter

A dinner dance that will be held at Se-Wy-Co Fire Company Saturday, May 16 from 6 to 11 p.m. will benefit a local food bank and animal shelter. The Spring Fling Dinner Dance organized by Salon Mia in Hellertown will raise funds for the New Jerusalem E.L. Church food bank in Lower Saucon Township and the Center for Animal Health and Welfare, which is located in Williams Township. The evening will include food, a cash bar, a bake sale, music by DJ Slick Vic, a tricky tray and a 50/50. Tickets are $25 per person. To purchase tickets, or for more information, contact Maria at Salon Mia, 401 Main St., Hellertown (610-838-5656).

Help Food Bank While Paying Off Library Fines

The Hellertown Area Library has announced that it will celebrate National Library Week (April 12-18) by collecting “Food for Fines” to benefit the food bank at New Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lower Saucon Township. During National Library Week, HAL patrons will have $1 credited toward their account for each food item donated. High-demand items at the food bank include cereal, canned vegetables, fruit juices, peanut butter, jelly, macaroni and cheese and canned chili. The library is located at 409 Constitution Ave., Hellertown. It is open Monday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (summer 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.).

Small Gym With Big Heart Will Host Row-A-Thon to Benefit Food Bank

N-Tensity Fitness–which is located in the Giant Shopping center on Leithsville Road in Lower Saucon Township–may look small from the outside, but this cardio gym has a lot to offer. Locally-owned and operated by Nick and Eileen Barone, the 3,000 square-foot fitness facility opened in February 2013. It’s easy to tell from the friendly greeting you get when you walk through the front door to the staff of certified personal trainers to the high tech equipment and heart monitoring systems that the staff at N-Tensity Fitness is dedicated to providing a positive and welcoming environment often not found in larger gyms.

Nick says he and his wife view the services they offer as more of a mission than a business. The reasonable prices, small class sizes and the Barones’ dedication to the community keep patrons coming back for more. As evidence of that dedication, this month N-Tensity will hold a Row-A-Thon to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank–an organization that is well-known for its fight against hunger in the Lehigh Valley.

School’s Holiday Ethnic Food Sale Supports Local Food Bank

NOTE: The sale has ended. Red Door Early Learning Center at Lower Saucon UCC in Hellertown is holding a holiday ethnic food sale that will benefit the New Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church food bank in Lower Saucon Township. Eight different types of pierogies along with haluski, potato pancake batter and ravioli are available for purchase via the school’s website. The Eastern European food favorites are made “the old-world way” by T&L Pierogies in Hazleton, and shipped frozen and ready to cook. Red Door’s Director of Operations Karol DiPasquale explained that “once the orders are totaled, we will add 25 percent more product that will be delivered to the food bank.

Chico’s Food Drive to Benefit Local Food Bank

Chico’s at The Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley is hosting a Thanksgiving food drive to benefit the New Jerusalem church food bank in Lower Saucon Township through Wednesday, Nov. 26. Bring canned goods, rice or other non-perishable foods to donate and receive 10 percent off your purchase, or choose to donate 10 percent of your purchase price to the pantry. The Promenade Shops is located at 2845 Center Valley Parkway, Center Valley. All donated food will be delivered to the food bank to benefit local families.

Chico’s Food Drive to Benefit Local Food Bank

Chico’s at The Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley is hosting a Thanksgiving food drive to benefit the New Jerusalem church food bank in Lower Saucon Township through Wednesday, Nov. 26. Bring canned goods, rice or other non-perishable foods to donate and receive 10 percent off your purchase, or choose to donate 10 percent of your purchase price to the pantry. The Promenade Shops is located at 2845 Center Valley Parkway, Center Valley. All donated food will be delivered to the food bank to benefit local families.