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Volunteers man the distribution tables in front of Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St., Catasauqua, April 8 for a community food giveaway. Catasauqua Community Food Bank and Holy Trinity coordinated the distribution of food to residents.Press photos by Paul Cmil Volunteers man the distribution tables in front of Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St., Catasauqua, April 8 for a community food giveaway. Catasauqua Community Food Bank and Holy Trinity coordinated the distribution of food to residents.Press photos by Paul Cmil
Jillian Emert assists at the food bank. Jillian Emert assists at the food bank.
Brian Klock picks up his order at Taylor House Brewing Company. Brian Klock picks up his order at Taylor House Brewing Company.
Jay Cimerol is working on revamping the dining room at Catty Corner Neighborhood Pub & Pie during this time of closure. Jay Cimerol is working on revamping the dining room at Catty Corner Neighborhood Pub & Pie during this time of closure.
Cindy Heyer and Chef Eric show some of the take-out food options at Fossil’s Last Stand. Cindy Heyer and Chef Eric show some of the take-out food options at Fossil’s Last Stand.

Community support alive in Catasauqua

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

There has been a large outpouring of community support among Catasauqua Borough businesses and organizations.

Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St., continues to be a valuable resource for families in need. The church served hundreds in its food giveaway April 8.

According to Pastor Brian Riedy, the need gets greater as the lockdown continues.

“Most people living paycheck to paycheck are starting to run out of money for basics,” he said.

The church has worked with Catty Pizza, Pie’s On Pizzeria and Catty Corner Neighborhood Pub & Pie, Fossil’s Last Stand, Sazon Dominicano and Blondies Cupcakes for food distribution assistance.

Catasauqua Community Food Bank sends food to the church for distribution as well.

Those in dire need of supplies are able to get what they need during the distributions. Even the elusive rolls of toilet paper were available for a short while.

The food bank is looking for contributions.

Holy Trinity thanks those who have contributed to its ongoing effort.

There are also places in the area that are offering take-out meals.

Fossil’s has a full menu and daily specials available 2-7:30 p.m. Chef Eric, who never gets out of the kitchen, poked his head out of the door and announced that all was well.

Catty Corner is pumping out pizzas and making improvements to the dining room while that area is closed to patrons.

“With everything being a little slow, we are reworking the dining room to make it an exciting place,” said owner Jay Cimerol.

Unfortunately, the pub’s annual block party was a coronavirus casualty, but plans are on for next year.

Blondies has sealed packages of your favorite cupcake flavors ready to go.

Annette Pompa, of Taylor House Brewing Company, reported the business is selling cans of some of their popular brews. Order online and pick up at the brewery.

“We are brewing a day ahead of time so that everything is fresh,” Pompa said.

The canning machine does one can at a time, making the process slower than normal. Not all varieties are available, so make sure you check the availability before ordering.