Northampton Press

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Local food bank continues to serve

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 by CASSANDRA DAYOUB in Local News

With unemployment at an all-time high, members of the community have found themselves floating down a stream of uncertainty with their life preservers stuck at shore.

Paychecks have been cut and grocery store shelves are clearing out fast — but Northampton Area Food Bank, 1601 Canal St., is here to help you navigate these rushing waters.

COVID-19 has infiltrated many areas of our lives. Our minds are unsettled, and we might feel ashamed for not being able to provide in many ways. One thing we must remind ourselves is that seeking help is normal and encouraged.

‘The basement with no name’

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 by CASSANDRA DAYOUB in Local News

Lehigh Valley deejay entertains with Facebook Live parties

The weekend is notoriously put on reserve for rest and relaxation. We’d seek solitude in the mornings and rage in the evenings to grasp a glimpse of what life is all about.

With the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping our streets, the community has begun innovating new ways to maintain connectedness while remaining safe at home.

Lehigh Valley deejay Freddie Frederick Jr. keeps the crowd fed by broadcasting jams on Facebook Live from his basement. Frederick, who is the successor of Lehigh Valley legend Frantic Freddie, has been mixing sets for more than 35 years.

Legacy of giving

Monday, December 23, 2019 by CASSANDRA DAYOUB in Local News

Judy’s Little Santa Shop brings North Pole magic to community food bank

Under the recent snowy December sky, the Christmas spirit soared during the Northampton Area Food Bank’s 10th annual Judy’s Little Santa Shop, held Dec. 7. This year, the event landed at the East Allen Township Fire Department, 5354 Nor-Bath Blvd., where the red fire engines and yellow suits were swapped out for tables filled with gifts.

Abundantly blessed by community

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 by CASSANDRA DAYOUB in Local News

NAMS program provides families with Thanksgiving, weekend meals

With the crisp air around us and crunchy leaves beneath us, it is the time of year we get to enjoy the sweet smell of a brown sugar pumpkin pie. However, it is a time of year much larger than just spicy aromas and warm tones. It is a time where generosity flows furiously through our communities and floods our homes with warmth and kindness.