Providing Help and Hope to Northeast Bethlehem Since 1980

About Us

Who We Are

Serving as the hub of the community, Northeast Community Center is a non-profit social service agency located in the heart Marvine-Pembroke, a low-income public housing neighborhood. Since 1980 our goal has always been to provide help and hope to those in our community and beyond by providing programs and services uniquely designed to fit their needs!



Our programs are meant to serve all members of the household from youth through seniors. Our food pantry is offered to individuals of all ages and families of all sizes in the Bethlehem area and surrounding communities. We also offer youth and family programs such as our annual Summer Camp Program and monthly Family BINGO Night. No matter the need Northeast Community Center is here to help!

As a Nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, the success of Northeast Community Center is completely dependent on contributions from individuals, business, churches, grants, and our fundraising events. 


What We Do

Food pantry

The NECC Food Pantry serves over 300 families a month and is the most critical services we offer to those in our community.

summer camp

Provides a safe, supervised environment with fun and enriching activities for children entering grades 2-8. Those who attend live in the Marvine-Pembroke neighborhood and surrounding Bethlehem areas.

Hygiene Pantry

Our Hygiene Pantry is an extension of our Food Pantry and is open once a month to residents in Bethlehem. We provide basic hygiene necessities including deodorant, body wash, and toothpaste.

Family BINGO Night

8 times a year we offer a Family BINGO Night during which families can come and receive a hot meal, play 11 games of BINGO, win fun prizes, and enjoy a technology free evening with those they love most.

Holiday Distribution

Every Holiday season we distribute 200+ Thanksgiving meals and hundreds of Christmas gifts to those living in Bethlehem Housing Authority and surrounding neighborhoods.

A Little Goes a Long Way


            Sends a child to NECC’s 7 week Summer Camp Program


      Supports one evening of our Family BINGO Night Program


        Provides a full pantry order for 5 families

Testimonials From Clients

"The after-school program helps my kids with their homework it’s a place where they feel safe. "

"Food Pantry, Homework Club. Food Pantry means a lot to me because when I need food they are always there to provide food for my family. 2. Home work club helps my kids do better in school and helps them with their homework and projects."

with their homework it’s a place where they feel safe.”

"Homework Club, Summer Camp Program. HW Club program means a lot to me and my kids because at homework club they get to do their homework and be with friends and they also get help with other school projects that I don’t know how to help them with. Summer Camp is a place to be in the summer were kids can enjoy themselves and be with friends and stay safe."

with their homework it’s a place where they feel safe.”

"Food Pantry, Homework Club. Northeast Community Center has helped me with completing paperwork and documents I wasn’t able to do on my own, making copies, and it’s just overall been a great help for me, my family and friends."

"NECC Homework Club has been so helpful and supports my family and for that I am grateful."

"NECC means the world to me! It has helped the kids stay out of trouble and have a place to be. Homework Club is a second home for my kids where they feel safe and loved."

"I have used the Homework Club, Food Pantry, Summer Camp, Christmas Gifts and Thanksgiving meal distributions. NECC has also helped my family when we had a house fire. NECC has been so awesome and generous to my family. They mean the world to me and my kids! NECC is a place where the community can come when they need help. It’s like a second home for my kids where they are loved and cared for and they feel safe and supported. Thank you for all you guys do!"

"NECC Homework Club has helped my grandkids with their homework and school projects. I like it because it allows them to spend time with friends."

"I have used the Food Pantry, Homework Club, and Summer camp. The Food Bank has helped my family with food. Homework Club helps my kids complete their homework and they do fun activities. I don’t think I could make it without their services. Thank you!"

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Thank you to our grantors!

Keystone Nazareth Charitable Fund

Will R. Beitel Children's Community Foundation

Reidler Foundation

Martin D. Cohen Family Foundation

Phone & Email



Monday – Thursday: 8AM – 4PM
Friday by Appointment Only


Physical Address

1161 Fritz Dr
Bethlehem, PA 18017

Mailing Address

PO Box 1463
Bethlehem, PA 18016