New Food Truck, "Catholic Charities Community Café," to Receive Blessing by the Most Rev. Alfred A. Schlert, Bishop of the Diocese of Allentown

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Allentown announces the upcoming blessing of a new food truck, the “Catholic Charities Community Café.” The Most Reverend Alfred A. Schlert, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Allentown, will offer the blessing on Thursday, May 30th at 3:30pm at the Holy Family Parish Hall, 631 Minersville-Llewellyn Highway, Minersville, PA. Light refreshments will follow in the parish hall.

The food truck is owned and operated by Catholic Charities, Diocese of Allentown and was funded through a grant by the Diocese of Allentown. The mission of the Catholic Charities Community Café is to bring free nutritious meals to those in need throughout Schuylkill County, especially to the communities of Schuylkill County that are underserved.

“Implementing a mobile community kitchen has been in our strategic vision for a long time,” stated Lisa Geosits, Chair of the Board of Directors for Catholic Charities, Diocese of Allentown, “we are so grateful to Bishop Schlert for his support of this program.” “We are committed to bringing services to all of Schuylkill County, and we think the food truck is a very practical – and fun – way of serving the diverse areas of Schuylkill County,” said Andrea Kochan Neagle, Managing Director Catholic Charities, Diocese of Allentown.

The Catholic Charities Community Café will be operated by Catholic Charities staff and volunteers. Every dish will be prepared with wholesome ingredients and served with friendly smiles. There are no eligibility requirements to receive a meal.

For more information about the Community Café’s schedule, or to volunteer, please contact Lori Mergel, Community Food and Nutrition Administrator of Catholic Charities at or 610-435-1541 ext. 5341.

For media inquiries, please contact Andrea Kochan Neagle, Managing Director of Catholic Charities at or 610-435-1541 ext. 5334.

About Catholic Charities Diocese of Allentown:
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Allentown helps individuals and families of all faiths in Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Northampton, and Schuylkill counties. We provide critical programs to connect clients with needed services. These programs and services include counseling, case management, supportive services for veterans and their families, soup kitchens and food pantries, pregnancy and parenting support, and services for older adults.


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