The new, larger freezer gives the Food Bank added capacity to buy and accept donations of frozen vegetables, meats, baked goods and other products, thereby elevating the quality and amount of food it distributes to those in need.
"We are extremely thankful to the Keystone Nazareth Charitable Foundation for selecting the Food Bank as an all-volunteer organization that strives to assist people in our community and then making this most generous gift to fund our acquisition and operation of a new freezer unit," said Cynthia J. Hunt, President of the Board of Directors.
Hunt participated in accepting the Foundation's grant that was presented recently by Debbie L. Rogers, Assistant Vice President of National Penn Bancshares.
Hunt said the Foundation's grant is one more example of how individuals and people at area businesses, churches, schools, philanthropies, service clubs and other civic organizations recognize the need that many in the Nazareth area have and actively do something to address that need through their contributions.
The Nazareth Area Food Bank is a tax-exempt public charity which each month serves nearly 300 families and individuals who live within the six municipalities that make up the Nazareth Area School District.