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Catholic Charities’ Chew Street Soup Kitchen is located at 179 W. Chew St., Allentown

“Sit-down” meals are once again being served, with the option of packaging “take-out” to go.  Meals are served on Fridays, Saturdays, and Mondays from 12 noon to 1:00p.m.  For more information or if you are interested in volunteering, please email


Catholic Charities’ Pottsville Area Soup Kitchen or PAK is located at 504 Mahantongo St., Pottsville.

PAK provides a welcoming, respectful environment demonstrating compassion and support.  Catholic Charities helps hungry adults and children in the Pottsville area by providing hot, nutritious meals 52 weeks per year including holidays.  Serving meals Monday through Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sundays at 12 p.m.

For more information or to volunteer, contact: Terry Alexander 570-617-2957 or email


Kennedy House is located at 532 Spruce St., Reading.

It operates as a Soup Kitchen with some food pantry services. After registering, a client may receive prepackaged goods or is encouraged to walk through the pantry to select items including non-perishables, dairy, fresh produce, frozen meats, breads and pastries that will best serve the needs of the family.  The pantry operates on the first and third Wednesdays of each month from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (Note: Closed the month of August); hot meals are served regularly on alternate days.

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Chew Street Community Center

Chew Street Community Center, a program of Catholic Charities, opens its doors to the community. The center provides the neighborhood with a safe space to meet, engage and grow together. The Community Center offers a variety of events and activities such as arts and crafts, movie nights, discussion groups, and special summer/after school programs that also encourage parent engagement.

The Center is closed due to Covid.  Please check back for updates.

Contact: Edith Burga
484.784.8109

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