Lehigh Valley

Fairgoers donate more than 8,000 pounds of food on Allentown Fair Preview Night

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - The 167th Great Allentown Fair kicked off on Tuesday night with its Dollaplaooza "Buck and a Can" promotion, benefiting the Second Harvest Food Bank.

Fairgoers turned out in support of the Fair's Preview Night and brought in 8,463 pounds of canned and dry goods, fair officials said.

This is the sixth year the fair and Second Harvest Food Bank teamed up, and fairgoers responded by dropping acceptable donation items as they entered the fair while paying only $1 admission.

About 5,900 pounds was collected in 2018.

Plans are already underway to set a new record next year. 

DISCLAIMER FOR COMMENTS: The views expressed by public comments are not those of this company or its affiliated companies. Please note by clicking on "Post" you acknowledge that you have read the TERMS OF USE  and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Your comments may be used on air. Be polite. Inappropriate posts or posts containing offsite links, images, inappropriate language, or memes may be removed by the moderator.  Job listings and similar posts are likely automated SPAM messages from Facebook and are not placed by WFMZ-TV.

This Week's Circulars

Lehigh Valley News

Latest From The Newsroom