Founded in 2014 to provide a forum for all agencies, groups, and individuals who have interest in hunger and food insufficiency. We encompass a variety of groups, including local government, educators, students of all ages, nonprofit agencies, health care providers, emergency food pantries, free community meal centers, health providers, etc.
The Coalition is an unincorporated non-profit association focused on eliminating hunger in Easton and the Greater Lehigh Valley. We provide a forum to plan activities, events, programs and workshops to achieve its mission. Advocacy, education, community health, public awareness, food access and other related issues may be addressed. EHC intends to be a catalyst for the implementation of any programs which serve its mission.
Morning Conversation on FOOD is a free, public, monthly program hosted by the Coalition and is held at the Easton Public Market monthly. Information on these events can be found on the EHC website. Topics discussed are relevant to the food system and changes needed to ensure that hunger is eliminated from the community. An Annual Meeting is held in May of each year which features speakers on food activism topics.
A Food Recovery volunteer group which is also part of the Lehigh Valley Food Policy Council’s Food Access Working Group, rescues edible local produce and food products and distributes those items through the existing emergency food system (pantries, free meal centers and shelters). Volunteers are needed to help with food recovery. In 2019 the volunteer team rescued over 14,000 lbs of food that was redistributed to the local emergency food system.
More information is available on the website, including membership information. Find us at www.eastonhungercoalition.org. Contact the EHC Administrative Manager, Kathlene Mobley at firstname.lastname@example.org. To volunteer for Food Recovery contact Nancy Walters at email@example.com. EHC maintains an office in downtown Easton in the office area of the First United Church of Christ on N. Third Street.