Allentown West Rotary Club

Rotary is a global network of 1.4 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.

Allentown West Rotary Club is a community service organization that serves the Lehigh Valley and far beyond. But, beyond the satisfaction of service is the fellowship that comes from a worldwide organization that, despite cultural differences, delivers a sense of belonging to a community dedicated to bettering our world. See how we strive to make a difference in a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.

How we Fight Hunger at AWRC

Since 2013, we have provided nutritious food over weekends for hungry students. Interact Club members in the Parkland School District and Northwestern Lehigh School District fill hundreds of snack packs monthly throughout the school year. The food is provided by Allentown West Rotary Club with some donations from Second Harvest Food Bank and Herr’s. Rotary members and friends happily volunteer to make this program a success.

Parkland C.A.R.E.S. Food Pantry Fighting hunger isn’t just something that happens in third world countries. Our AWRC club partners with local food pantries to help Lehigh Valley families who are currently in need. We provide fresh produce monthly for over 250 families. Christ's Church at Lowhill Food Pantry— Fresh produce is provided monthly, as well as gift cards and other needs as they arise.

Our members are involved in growing produce for local families, as well as providing other support as needed. Green Thumbs Garden Project —this expanding project provides fresh produce to many area pantries. Produce is grown at a local community garden. Youth and families engage in healthy gardening practices while doing good in the community. This offers many opportunities for youth leadership. See the project in-depth on Facebook.

Garden Project at Parkland Community Library—the Allentown West Rotary Green Thumbs Garden Project has a new initiative with the Parkland Community Library to develop a robust curriculum for classes to promote gardening and healthy eating. Produce grown is shared with pantries.

AWRC Hunger Fighters Honor Roll

We recognize Allentown West Rotary Club members who get up early and turn out to food pantries to help with the distribution, those who participate in Meals on Wheels, those who grow food for those in need at the Green Thumbs Garden Project, and all of those who strive to ensure fewer folks in our community experience hunger.

AWRC Honor Roll
Bill Keba
Ron Coleman and Nancy
Amir Famili
Patty Mulqueen
Helen Papathanasiou
Gail Micca
Sharon Goldner
Barb & Jeff Kistler
Tori Morgan
Diana Dunn
Herb Klotz
Karen Rodgers
Jean Masiko
Ernie & Sandi Boll
Katrina Sundstrom
Rick Bloom
Peter Wohlsen
Jean Machamer


Fight Lehigh Valley Hunger is a website created by the Allentown West Rotary Club. We work with a network of dedicated volunteers from various organizations such as food pantries, Meals on Wheels as well as other Rotary International programs in the Lehigh Valley focused on fighting hunger. 


Mail: PO Box 243, Orefield PA 18069
Rotary Club of Allentown West is a 501(c)(3) Organization
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