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Farmers Markets

Farmers markets allow shoppers to buy products directly from growers. This means less transportation, handling, and processing of fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, and other foods. Food sold at farmers markets is often seasonal, local, and less expensive than traditional supermarkets.   Learn More Benefits of Shopping at Farmers Markets Farmers Markets and Sustainability – USDA   Lehigh Valley Resources 2017 Lehigh […]

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Plant a Row Lehigh Valley

Plant a Row Lehigh Valley is a hunger relief organization that encourages donations of fresh produce from local gardeners. Participants can either dedicate a row of their garden, or donate excess produce after a harvest. Donations are given to food banks in the Lehigh Valley to help fight food insecurity.     For more information, visit Plant a Row For […]

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Plant a Row for the Hungry

Although it often goes unnoticed, food insecurity affects almost 11% of the people in Lehigh and Northampton counties: that’s roughly 73,000 people in our community who don’t have consistent access to healthy, affordable meals! And the health consequences are serious – a lack of fresh food leads to obesity, diabetes, and other diet related conditions. Joseph Marlin of Hellertown is fighting […]

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Fracking (Hydraulic Fracturing)

The term ‘fracking’ comes from the process of fracturing the shale rocks in which natural gas is stored by forcing a mixture of water, chemicals, and sand inside the rock to crack it and release the gas. There is some evidence that it can pollute surrounding areas, but the health consequences and environmental impacts of fracking are still being studied. […]

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Compost

Composting is the process of turning organic matter such as food waste into soil which can be used as fertilizer. It usually involves food scraps as well as soil and other organic matter such as leaves or grass clippings, which are mixed together and then decompose with the help of microorganisms in the soil. Composting prevents organic waste from going […]

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Feed the Children

Feed the Children is a national organization that exists to end childhood hunger. The organization connects donors, experts, partners, leaders and communities to attack the problem from all angles. Popular volunteer opportunities include food distributions, box brigade, artist program events, and teacher stores.   Feed the Children Pennsylvania Distribution Center & Teacher Store 47 S. Commerce Way | Bethlehem, PA […]

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St. Luke’s Rodale Institute Organic Farm

St. Luke’s University Health Network has partnered with the Rodale Institute to develop an organic produce farm located at Anderson Campus. The farm is used to provide locally grown organic produce throughout our network. Produce from the farm will be utilized in our network cafeterias and served to patients, employees, and visitors. Excess produce will be sold to staff members […]

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Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor

Volunteers are the strength of the D&L, doing everything from maintaining the trails to greeting visitors at the Canal Museum. Volunteers help us define our community-based mission while allowing them to showcase their talents. Our dedicated volunteers are an essential part in the D&L accomplishments and completion of projects to preserve our local history, which would otherwise not be possible.  […]

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The Monocacy Farm Project

The Monocacy Farm Project utilizes land and resources at Monocacy Manor in Bethlehem, Pa., in the Franciscan tradition to model stewardship and care of the earth, foster community involvement, provide educational opportunities and serve the needs of the poor. Monocacy Farm provides opportunities for volunteers and interns to gain hands-on farming and gardening experience throughout each growing season. Flexible hours […]

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