About the Hub.

Serving with faith & compassion since 1947

 

Mission:

Rooted in Faith & Compassion, we provide services that honor the dignity of all by striving to meet basic human needs.

 

Vision:

1. Serving Anyone in Need

We believe that everyone has the right to have their basic needs met.

2. Dignity of the Individual

We believe in the dignity of all individuals.

3. Inclusive Faith

Motivated by faith, we welcome all in our community to join us as we provide for those in need.

Meet Our Lancaster Food Hub Team

We love our team and we think you will too.

What makes this team so special is the way they serve. Everyone works hard, plays hard and takes our mission of serving with faith and compassion to heart. Next time you are at the Hub, stop and say hi!

Lancaster County Food Hub Staff

Gail Rittenhouse

Gail Rittenhouse

Executive Director

“I love working at the Hub not only because of the wonderful services  that we provide, but just as importantly, the WAY they are provided – with kindness, compassion and respect.     

After my work day, I am changing my clothes and heading off for some HOT YOGA to sweat and flow!”

Jackie Dilworth

Jackie Dilworth

Food Hub Manager

“On a daily basis I am reminded of the grace and compassion that exists in our society, not only by the energy and commitment of the volunteers who give of their time and energy continually, but also by the people we serve in our community who show me grace,  and love while they are dealing with difficulties in their lives.”

Life Outside Hub:

Down time with husband, fun with grandchildren, fiddle around with my fiddle!

Rebecca Saner

Rebecca Saner

Program Coordinator

“I feel spiritually driven to serve at the Lancaster County Food Hub. In alliance with the mission of serving with faith and compassion we are all given the opportunity to live out our Christian beliefs and commitments. In my time away from The Hub I prefer to recharge with family and as many puppies as I can fit in my lap.”

Delsie Dyer

Delsie Dyer

Office Administrator

I have always had a passion for service, so working at The Hub has been very inspiring, the energy from volunteers and employees truly depict the attitude “LOVE” is a verb!”

Raquel Resto

Raquel Resto

Clothing Bank Coordinator

“I have been working at The Hub going on 13 years and it never gets old, I enjoy assisting our clients with food, clothing, and professional wear. At the end of the day I go home and love on my boys, my dog Kilo, and my rabbits.”

Lisa Shultz

Lisa Shultz

Winter Shelter & Food Hub Assistant

I am passionate about serving others. I love what I do at the Hub. The smiles on our clients faces and the warmth we spread in the community makes what we do so special. We have a great team and the volunteers are amazing! Outside of work, I enjoy spending time at the beach surrounded by family and friends. “

Andy Flaim

Andy Flaim

Food Hub Assistant Manager

“Initially I came to the Food Hub to work for a purpose where I could feel like I was making a difference, but meeting clients and volunteers has been extremely enlightening and humbling as well.

In my life outside of the Food Hub, I play bass in the Worship Band at LCBC.  Ride my bike.  Run.  Sometimes yoga.”

Our team doesn’t just consist of our paid staff, 
we have hundreds of volunteers who are just as special around the Food Hub.

If you’d like to be a part of our team through volunteering, reach out today!

Board of Directors

Rev. Kurt S. Strause
President

Greg Kile
Vice President

John K. Herr
Immediate Past President

Joyce Martin
Secretary

Charles Stambaugh
Treasurer

James Bellis

Nancy Bolgard

Ann M Fulton

David Hosler

Penn Ketchum

Rev. Dr. Randolph T. Riggs

Pastor Gerald Simmons

 

Rev. Stan Shantz

Ismael Smith Wade-El

Timm Wenger

Lancaster County Food Hub History

Our organization was founded in 1947 by a Council of Churches that came together to be a unified voice for the church and was appropriately established as the Lancaster County Council of Churches.

Over the years, the organization grew and developed into a large social service agency providing food, clothing, shelter and transportation for our neighbors in need.

As part of our commitment to meet the needs in our community, we purchased and renovated a large warehouse in 2014 located at 812 N. Queen Street where we still reside today. Housed in this space is our large Food Hub and Clothing bank as well as our Wheels to Work program.

In 2018, we embarked on a Strategic Planning process to help guide our future growth. Through that process, it became apparent that our name no longer best represented who we were to the people we serve or our community at large like it once had when we were founded in 1947.

In May of 2019, we officially unveiled our new name, Lancaster County Food Hub – Serving with Faith and Compassion.

Nothing has changed about who we are and how we serve. Our Mission and Core Values are strong and clear.