How to Donate

Whether you donate money, food, or your time, your valuable contributions help kids get the nutrition they need every day. We want to make it easy to contribute in a way that works best for you. See how below.

Project SEED is an established program operating within the New Kensington Center of the Alle-Kiski Valley Senior Citizens Center, Inc., a 501(c)3 corporation.


Project SEED reaches a milestone goal. During the first eight years of our program, Project SEED served an average of 230 children in Pre-K through grade 2 in the New Kensington-Arnold School District. In our ninth year, due to the tremendous financial support we received from hundreds of individuals, clubs, churches, and organizations, including the Citizens General Health Foundation, we were able to create a food pantry full of non-perishable food items where students in grades 3 through 6 could “shop” for free every Friday. This pantry offered nearly 750 additional students the opportunity to participate in our program.

It is our pleasure to announce that this year (our tenth) we will be creating a similar food pantry in the Valley Middle/High School providing an additional 1,100+ students, Grades 7 thru 12, the opportunity to obtain weekend food.

When we started Project SEED in 2013, our vision was to include ALL students from Pre- K to graduation. This latest expansion allows us to accomplish that goal. Virtually ANY student in our community will have access to the nourishment they need.

Donate Money

Donate online or via check--either way your donation is tax deductible.

Donate securely online

We use PayPal Donations, so you can be assured your transaction will be secure. You can use your PayPal account if you have one--even if you haven't ever used PayPal, you can still donate using your credit/debit card or checking account information without creating an account.

NOTE: If you are over 70 1/2 yrs. old, you may qualify for a tax advantage by donating from your IRA account using Qualified Charitable Distribution rules. Ask your accountant for details.

Donate via mail:

Check/money order donations are gladly accepted, and should be made payable to: Project SEED

Send checks to:

Project SEED c/o Alle-Kiski Valley Senior Citizens Center
1039 3rd Avenue
New Kensington, PA 15068

What your money will do:

  • $4 feeds one child per weekend

  • $16 feeds one child for a month

  • $144 feeds one child EVERY weekend for an ENTIRE school year

  • Adopt a Classroom!

    • $1000 adopts an entire classroom for the whole school year

Donate Food

Food donations

There are a lot of kids who need our help, and since some foods travel better than others, we want to make sure nothing goes to waste. Some examples of the non-perishable food items we need include:

  • Granola/breakfast bars

  • Individual cereal servings

  • Fruit Cups

  • Canned pasta meals (i.e, Chef Boyardee--must have pop-off lid)

  • Apple sauce cups

  • Pudding cups

  • Individual servings of peanut butter

  • Individual cracker packs

  • Macaroni & cheese

  • Canned soup (must have pop-off lid)

  • Toaster pastries (i.e. Pop-Tarts)

  • Fruit roll-ups

  • Trail Mix/Raisins

  • Carnation Instant Breakfast

  • Instant Oatmeal packets

  • Jello w/ fruit

  • Canned stew

Where/when to drop off donations

Alle-Kiski Valley Senior Citizens Center
1039 3rd Avenue
New Kensington, PA 15068

Food donations accepted:

    • Monday thru Friday, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Conduct a "SEED Drive"

Would you be willing to conduct a collection, a food drive, or other fund-raiser with your place of business, club, church, or organization? We can partner with you and provide flyers and promotional materials. Or, perhaps you would like to donate a "surprise" item for each child. We have included books, pencils, stickers and holiday treats just to name a few.

This year we will be distributing socks donated by Bombas, crayons and colored pencils donated by Staples and backpacks from various individual donors.

If you (or your organization) is willing to donate toward hats, gloves, and scarves or school supplies for the children, please call Joanne at: 724-448-0524.

We've met our fundraising goal 9 years straight!