The items that are most in need right now are canned soup, vegetables, chili and stew, according to a flyer.
Other items that are regularly stocked include pasta, breakfast cereal, canned tomatoes, baked beans, canned tuna, instant potatoes, peanut butter, jelly and toilet paper.
Betty Lou's volunteers will be collecting these and other nonperishable food items from spectators during the Coopersburg Halloween Parade, which will be held Sunday, Oct. 13, at 3 p.m.
Another food drive will be held Saturday, Nov. 9, when local Boy Scouts will go door-to-door in the borough to collect bagged food items left on front porches.
Several food drop-off bins are also located in the Southern Lehigh area, at these locations:
- Coopersburg post office, 400 E. Station Ave., Coopersburg
- Center Valley post office, 5800 Rt. 378, Center Valley
- Southern Lehigh Public Library, 3200 Preston Lane, Center Valley
- Lafayette Ambassador Bank, Rt. 309 and Landis St., Coopersburg
Families in need or individuals interested in volunteering should contact Chris Page at 610-282-2838 for more information.More information about Betty Lou's Pantry, which is located at 333 E. Oxford St., Coopersburg, is posted on the borough's website.