CPS Cards Employees Donate to Second Harvest Food Bank
CPS Cards, an Allentown-based company that produces gift and loyalty cards for major retailers, has partnered with Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley and Northeast Pennsylvania to provide several families with food this holiday season.
The company’s Allentown-based employees were challenged to donate enough food to deliver meals for five families.
“We are excited to partner with Second Harvest again this year and provide food donations for Lehigh Valley families this holiday season,” said Ethan Stehman, Vice President at CPS Cards. “We presented our employees with a challenge and they came through by donating enough food for 300 meals, which far exceeded our expectations.” The company turned around and matched the employees’ donations, resulting in 600 meals for families in need.
Second Harvest, which services a six-county area, helps to put food on the tables of over 69,000 people each month, half of which are children and senior citizens. CPS employees were asked to donate a “wish list” of items that included basic staples, such as peanut butter, cereal and canned goods as well as personal care items, such as soap and shampoo. Second Harvest welcomes donations which can be made at their warehouse at 2045 Harvest Way in Allentown, Monday through Friday between 7:00am and 2:30pm. For more information or to organize a food drive, contact Second Harvest at 610-434-0875.
About Second Harvest Food Bank
Second Harvest Food Bank distributes food and grocery products to more than 69,000 people in need each month through a network of more than 200 member agencies in Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe, Northampton, Pike, and Wayne counties. These agencies include emergency pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, child-care and rehabilitation centers. Last year, Second Harvest distributed over 6.38 million pounds of food through these organizations. The Food Bank also provides resources for education and advocacy to end hunger. Second Harvest Food Bank is a program of the Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley (CACLV) and is a member of Feeding America, the nation’s food bank network and largest hunger relief organization.