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New Bethany Announces 2024 Executive Committee

New Bethany, a local nonprofit that provides nutritious food access, housing, and social services, announced the appointment of four existing board members to leadership roles on the Board of Directors Executive Committee. These four professionals personify New Bethany’s mission of offering hope and support to its neighbors who experience poverty, food insecurity, and homelessness. Michael…

by on March 19, 2024

New Bethany Names Five New Board Members

New Bethany, a local nonprofit that provides nutritious food access, housing, and social services, today announced the appointment of five new members to its board of directors: Katarah Jordan, CEO of the Boys and Girls Club of Allentown; Michelle Kott, City of Bethlehem’s chief of police; Carrie Krug Nedick, director of donor services at Lehigh Valley…

by on March 6, 2024

Local & National Funders Support New Bethany’s Choice Food Pantry Renovation

Nearly a year ago, SNAP benefits (formerly known as food stamps) contracted to 2019 levels, reducing family food budgets by approximately $90 per person, and less than two months later, Northampton County wound down its Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP). Both of these losses have been devastating for our neighbors, who were already struggling with…

by on February 27, 2024

CORE Fellowship Program, Bringing Professional Development to New Bethany’s Staff

Since August 2022, New Bethany’s Associate Executive Director Veronne Demesyeux and Development and Planning Director Chris Cassidy have been members of the first cohort of the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation’s CORE Fellowship Program — a three-year program designed to bring diverse Lehigh Valley nonprofit leaders together to center equity in themselves, their relationships, their organizations,…

by on December 21, 2023

New Bethany Assembles a Facilities Team Following Recent Growth

New Bethany, a local nonprofit organization, recently announced its newly established facilities team. Comprised of seasoned professionals with a variety of backgrounds and expertise, this team embodies New Bethany’s unwavering commitment to setting the highest standards in housing and community support. The facilities team comprises New Bethany’s Facilities Director, Bill Lohr, alongside four facilities assistants:…

by on October 31, 2023

New Bethany Receives Federal Funding to Expand Access to Emergency Food

New Bethany, a local nonprofit, announced that it has received $28,610 from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service for The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) Reach and Resiliency Grant. The grants help supplement the diets of low-income Americans by providing them with emergency food assistance at no cost. “The work…

by on September 27, 2023

New Bethany Northside Services Reopen at New Location

New Bethany, a local nonprofit, announced today its Northside services have moved to a new location at Christ Church UCC in Bethlehem. The new Trinity Northside Drop-In Center, previously known as Trinity Episcopal Soup Kitchen, continues New Bethany’s work to build a community of support for people experiencing poverty, hunger, and homelessness. “A few years…

by on August 29, 2023

New Bethany Promotes Brandy Garofalo to Director of Food Access

New Bethany, a local secular nonprofit offering support to people who experience poverty, food insecurity, and homelessness, announced today the promotion of Brandy Garofalo to food access director. In this role, Garofalo will oversee the functioning of the Southside Drop-In Center, the Trinity Northside Drop-In Center, the Choice Food Pantry and all its staff. “Brandy…

by on August 29, 2023

New Bethany to Host 32nd Annual Souper Day

New Bethany will hold its 32nd annual Souper Day on Friday, September 22nd, 2023, at 11 a.m. at ArtsQuest in Bethlehem. Proceeds from the event will support New Bethany’s efforts to serve those affected by housing, food insecurity, and poverty in the region. Souper Day 2023 follows a notably impactful time for Pennsylvania residents: SNAP…

by on August 25, 2023

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