WFMZ -69News - April 28, 2020
Local food pantry serves 160 families at drive-through food distribution event
"We absolutely have seen a drastic increase in our numbers. Our last opening, for instance, we fed 141 families in 45 minutes. That was up from our previous opening of 85 families," said Executive Director Katrina Sundstrom."
WLVT/PBS39 - December 14, 2019
Upper Macungie Police Thank Community for Holiday Generosity
"Last month, the Upper Macungie Township Police Department (UMTPD) kicked off its annual coat drive, collecting coats and other items for people in the community. The department wrapped up the drive Thursday with a grand total of 248 coats and jackets. .... UMTPD has collected coats since 2016. This year, police teamed up with Parkland C.A.R.E.S. Food Pantry to keep the community warm. ... Parkland C.A.R.E.S. handed out the coats on Sunday at a special event for those who use the pantry."
WLVT/PBS39 - November 13, 2019
Collecting Coats for Those in Need
"This year's coat drive kicked off Tuesday and will continue for about a month, Nickischer said. Anyone can stop by police headquarters at 37 Grim Road in Breinigsville and drop off new or gently-used coats any time of day."..."This year, the department will give the coats to Parkland C.A.R.E.S., a choice pantry PBS39 featured last month. Executive director Katrina Sundstrom said the organization will hand out the coats to local families next month."
WLVT/PBS39 - October 21, 2019
Parkland C.A.R.E.S. Opens Pantry to Community
"We know that we will not end hunger," Sundstrom said, "but we will diligently fight it as long as the need exists within the Parkland community." As a choice pantry, families select what they want, based on household size and need -- and that includes more than just food. A Community C.A.R.E.S. closet offers toiletries, hygiene products, diapers and other essentials."
The Morning Call - July 15, 2019
Fighting hunger in the suburbs: Parkland nonprofit made of residents looking out for their own
"This summer, the newly formed nonprofit Parkland C.A.R.E.S. opened the doors of its pantry at 5074 Kernsville Road in North Whitehall Township. The food pantry is the first of its kind within the Parkland School District, an area most people associate with comfortable economic realities, if not outright wealth. But for years, the district has seen a growing number of low-income families struggle."
Parkland Press - June 13, 2019
New food pantry working to ‘crush hunger’ in the Parkland area
"Parkland C.A.R.E.S., a nonprofit organization run by volunteers, was created to help in the fight against hunger in the Parkland area" ......... "Parkland C.A.R.E.S. Food Pantry will be open 10 a.m. to noon on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. Come September, the food pantry will be open one Saturday a month from 10 a.m. to noon."
WFMZ - 69News - April 25, 2019
Parkland C.A.R.E.S to raise money to provide meals for children
"We wanted a place that when the families come in to they come in and are dignified. They walk in the doors into this pantry that has been built for them and they will shop for the items in the pantry, choose the items off of the shelves that best suit their family and their needs," Sundstrom said.