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Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Press photo by Paul CmilCars line up in the parking lot of Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua, Second and Pine streets, with donations for Catasauqua Community Food Bank. The May 8 cache was taken to the food bank the same day and stocked on the shelves. Press photo by Paul CmilCars line up in the parking lot of Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua, Second and Pine streets, with donations for Catasauqua Community Food Bank. The May 8 cache was taken to the food bank the same day and stocked on the shelves.

Church collects donations for food bank

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

Janet Dorwart and Scott Tobey, members of the mission team from Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua, put out a call for donations to be given to Catasauqua Community Food Bank. The congregation members and their friends responded.

The team set up a drive-thru May 8 in the church parking lot at Second and Pine streets.

“We were happy with the response. Some people gave food, and others gave money, but everyone was glad to pitch in to help,” Dorwart said.

The food bank appreciated the help. The staff was running low as the lockdown continued.

The mission operation netted $1,400 in cash and 500 pounds of food.

“I can tell you for my own self, I was happy to a part of the day. The call went out, and each of you responded,” Dorwart said.

The church is still without a pastor, and services were curtailed in March by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s stay-at-home orders. The event was a bit of a reunion for members who have been unable to see each other for weeks.