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The Conference had its beginnings in the Greater Allentown Council of Churches which began in 1954 with 34 members. Today, the Conference is over 140 churches faith-based organizations from a wide variety of Christian traditions, Protestant, Catholic and Orthodox, who are combining their resources and energies to address issues of human need. Our 50th Anniversary Booklet provides a more in-depth look at the history of the Lehigh County Conference of Churches.
As can be seen throughout this web site, the Conference offers a soup kitchen, a drop-in center for the homeless and those in mental health programs, a referral service, a housing assistance program, prescription assistance, a representative payee program, a program that works with the street homeless, a student mentoring program and a variety of ecumenical programs.
The Lehigh County Conference of Churches is committed to assisting anyone in need, regardless of race, gender, ethnic origin or religious affiliation, to access the basic needs for living, using internal and external resources.
Annually, the ministries of the Conference:
What about the food bank at the Conference building?
The Allentown Ecumenical Food Bank, while located within the Conference of Churches offices, is not part of the Conference of Churches. The Allentown Ecumenical Food Bank is associated with Second Harvest and has its own Board of Directors and non-profit status. A close working relationship enables a "one-stop shopping" approach for clients who often need both food and referral assistance for other basic needs, such as housing and transportation. To contact the Allentown Ecumenical Food Bank please call them at 610-821-1332.
The Conference works with individuals to help them find appropriate shelter, often providing referrals to existing shelters and then working with the individuals to help them find more permanent shelter.
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