Hitting it Out of the Park for Homeless Neighbors

(ALLENTOWN, PA) – The Allentown Rescue Mission has been selected to participate in this year’s “Philling the Need” Food Drive, one of ten collection drives hosted by the Lehigh Valley IronPigs and the  IronPigs Charities. The Allentown Rescue Mission will collect canned and boxed non-perishable food  items to feed the hundreds of homeless men who need their services annually when the IronPigs take  on the Buffalo Bisons, Saturday, May 27th, 6:35 p.m., at Coca-Cola Park. 

Donation stations will be set up at both the East and West gates located at the front of the ballpark.  Food items can be dropped off when the gates open until the end of the second inning. 

Below is a list of urgently needed items to provide the men with balanced meals: 

∙ Bottled Water 

∙ Canned Collard Greens 

∙ Canned Spinach 

∙ Granola & Cereal Bars 

∙ Grocery Store Gift Cards 

∙ Powdered Drink Mixes 

∙ Powdered Eggs 

∙ Single Serve Beverages 

∙ Single Serve Chips

Grocery store gift cards enable the Mission to purchase nutritious, perishable food, like fresh fruits and  vegetables, for its guests.

Please come out and support the Allentown Rescue Mission and your Lehigh Valley IronPigs!

About the Allentown Rescue Mission

The Allentown Rescue Mission strives to Rescue, Rehabilitate, and  Restore homeless men through its three distinct programs based on accountability and compassion. In  addition to emergency shelter services, the Allentown Rescue Mission offers a residential life skills  program, and transitional employment on the Clean Team Workforce.

To learn more about the Allentown Rescue Mission, please visit www.allentownrescuemission.org

The Allentown Rescue Mission, a 501c3, 123 bed non-profit homeless shelter has been providing shelter  for homeless men since 1900. In addition to emergency shelter services (365 days a year), the Allentown  Rescue Mission offers a residential life skills program, and transitional employment on the Clean Team Workforce that’s available for hire to the community. The Clean Team Workforce pays the men above  PA state minimum wage– helping them save a nest egg to transition back into the community. In a  typical year, the Allentown Rescue Mission provides shelter services for over 946 men per year, and  serves over 42,000 meals a year to men in need.

To refer someone to the Allentown Rescue Mission for services or to learn ways you can help make a  difference please visit www.allentownrescuemission.org