The Northampton Area Food Bank (NAFB) is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization serving residents of the Northampton Area School District and adjacent areas. Formed in 1992 by a group of local churches, NAFB initially helped about 50 families, and functioned out of a very small borrowed building. As years passed, the needs of the community increased, and the Food Bank continued answering the clarion call to assist our neighbors. A new facility was opened in 2007, constructed entirely with funds made possible by the generosity of donors, the contributions of local businesses, and the time and talents of hardworking, dedicated volunteers.
The Food Bank presently has over 500 families registered and serves an average of 400-450 families per month – a number that continues to rise. We now offer the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) for clients age 60 and older with proof of an income level of 130% of the federal poverty level or below. If they qualify, they receive a monthly box of food which is provided through Second Harvest, in addition to their distribution through our food bank.
To sustain our efforts, to meet the growing needs and to develop innovative programs and additional services, we welcome the community’s compassion and ongoing financial support, as well as donations of food throughout the year. The Food Bank is a 501-c-3 charitable organization and all monetary contributions are tax deductible as allowed by the law.
The Northampton Area Food Bank is affiliated with the Northampton Ecumenical Clergy Association, and is also a participating member agency of the Second Harvest Food Bank of Lehigh Valley and Northeast Pennsylvania.