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Little rays of sunshine

Little rays of sunshine

Little rays of sunshine 2022 was a year of big ups and giant downs and little ups and slow declines. It was capped off beautifully with a super-challenging, soul-filling, community-wide response when an expanded emergency shelter - organized and developed in just 48...

PA Eats Highlight on Fighting Food Insecurity in Lancaster, PA

PA Eats Highlight on Fighting Food Insecurity in Lancaster, PA

We are always grateful when a news outlet highlights the work we do. Day in and day out, we feed, clothe and offer shelter to our neighbors who are struggling. It's no small feat and a sheer miracle to all who come to the Lancaster County Food Hub for the first time....

Providing Warmth and Safety During Very Cold Temperatures

Providing Warmth and Safety During Very Cold Temperatures

Right before Christmas in Lancaster, PA, the weather got intensely cold - too cold for our neighbors experiencing homelessness to be safe. Together with the Lancaster County Homelessness Coalition and the Lancaster County Redevelopment Authority, we quickly pivoted...

CBS News 21 Highlight Lancaster County Food Hub

CBS News 21 Highlight Lancaster County Food Hub

This Holiday season, we were featured in CBS 21's 21 Days of Caring - Counting down to the holidays featuring 21 organizations doing good in the community. This year more than any other, our community is in need of what we offer at the Lancaster County Food Hub. Free...

Support the Food Hub during the ExtraGive!

Support the Food Hub during the ExtraGive!

It seems impossible that less than a year ago, I wrote to you saying, "this year has been rough. Things are not like they used to be. They haven't been for a very long time, and they likely will never be again." I shared those words for the purpose of balancing them...

2022 Annual Spring Breakfast

2022 Annual Spring Breakfast

Join us  Annual Spring Breakfast Wednesday, May 11 • 7am-9am Ware Center • 42 N. Prince Street  You're Invitedfor a reunion celebration of friendship, perseverance, and service. Learn about community needs and the impact we can provide together.This close to the...

Lancaster’s Community Meals

Lancaster’s Community Meals

Check out the community meals offered in Lancaster County by visiting: ourcommunitymeals.org Learn More About Us!    Connect Contact Us Get Our E-mails    Get Involved Volunteer Donate    Events & Happenings    Get to Know...

Souper Bowl of Caring for Lancaster County

Souper Bowl of Caring for Lancaster County

The Lancaster Church of the Brethren is passionate about giving back to the community. During a two-hour event, our (young) neighbors raised over $4,000 and 1,300 pounds of food for our neighbors in need! But it didn’t end with cans of food or dollars in a jar… It’s...

The Ordinarily Invisible Were Seen During the Height of COVID-19

The Ordinarily Invisible Were Seen During the Height of COVID-19

At the Lancaster County Food Hub, our doors have remained open, and we have continued to serve our neighbors through the COVID-19 global pandemic. Our emergency Winter Shelter was extended through April, which allowed us to meet the urgent needs of our community. Our...

Raquel’s Story: 23 years of service with the Food Hub

Raquel’s Story: 23 years of service with the Food Hub

Raquel Resto is one of our superstar employees at the Lancaster County Food Hub. Raquel is known not only as the Clothing Bank Coordinator, but as someone who truly cares about our community. This month we are celebrating Raquel’s 15-year work anniversary. But Raquel...

How to Help: Without Spending a Dime

How to Help: Without Spending a Dime

We are so grateful for our community stepping up to meet the needs of our neighbors during this time of uncertainty! Here are 5 easy ways to support the Lancaster County Food Hub, without even spending a dime! 1. Follow us on social media! We actively post to our...

Updates at the Food Hub: Moving Forward Despite COVID-19

Updates at the Food Hub: Moving Forward Despite COVID-19

As you are aware, we have continued to provide food distributions on our normal schedule throughout the COVID-19 pandemic so that anyone needing food has a resource they can utilize.  In order to do so, we have made modifications to our delivery service which has...

Giving Through A Game: An Easy Way to Partner with the Food Hub

Giving Through A Game: An Easy Way to Partner with the Food Hub

The Gibson Family partnered with the Lancaster County Food Hub, and showed our community how to make generosity FUN! The Gibson Family's 4 children, Corban, Ava, Abby, and Emmy split into two teams to see who could buy the most items for the Lancaster County Food Hub!...

a NEW Initiative Happening at the Hub

a NEW Initiative Happening at the Hub

We are so excited to share with you about the Food Pharmacy, a new project that will impact many individuals. The Food Pharmacy is a pilot project led by Lancaster General Hospital (LGH) where the Lancaster Food Hub serves as a host site.  The premise behind this...

The Food Hub: On the Air

The Food Hub: On the Air

The Lancaster County Food Hub was recently featured on By the Way, with Fun 101.3 FM. Hosted by Tom Richards, the radio show features individuals and organizations in the Lancaster community who are influencing and helping others. Gail Rittenhouse, Executive Director...

The Grocery Outlet’s 5 for 5 Campaign

The Grocery Outlet’s 5 for 5 Campaign

The Rohrerstown Grocery Outlet is partnering with the Lancaster County Food Hub for a 5 for 5 Campaign. Every July the Grocery Outlet facilitates a generous campaign and choses a local organization to give back. This year, the proceeds are benefiting the Lancaster...

The “Out of The Bag” Experience

The “Out of The Bag” Experience

Whether you're coming in for service, or you're a volunteer joining us to serve, your experience at the Food Hub matters. We want you to feel valued, loved and appreciated when you come through the doors of the Lancaster Food Hub, no matter who you are. - When you...

Who We Are: A Resource

Who We Are: A Resource

Our Community is inspired, fresh and full of flavor! Just last week, one woman picked up food from the Food Hub to prepare for a community meal. Our hats go off to individuals like Christina and her team from St. Anne’s church, who prepare delicious meals at St....

Community Partnership: Pepperidge Farm

Community Partnership: Pepperidge Farm

The Lancaster County Food Hub partnered with Pepperidge Farm to provide food for families at Ross Elementary School. The Pepperidge Farm staff filled 135 backpacks with food for students and their families. The Lancaster County Food Hub visited the Denver Plant of...

24th Annual Auntie Anne’s C.A.R.E.S. Charity Golf Tournament

24th Annual Auntie Anne’s C.A.R.E.S. Charity Golf Tournament

Caring for people is at the core of Auntie Anne's and is the purpose upon which "Auntie" Anne Beiler founded the company. The proceeds raised this year will benefit Auntie Anne's national charitable partner, Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, PAL (Police Athletic...

Service Spotlight

Service Spotlight

“She is wearing an American flag shirt today, and she has a story to share,” exclaimed one of our Food Hub team members. And Linda does have quite a story to share. She has been coming to the Lancaster County Food Hub for over 4 years.   Linda shared, "I am an...

Lancaster County Food Hub 2019 Annual Breakfast

Lancaster County Food Hub 2019 Annual Breakfast

We recently hosted our 2019 Annual Breakfast on May 16 at Highland Presbyterian Church. We were excited to have the Secretary of Education, Pedro A. Rivera, as our keynote speaker. Connect Contact Us Get Our E-mails    Get Involved Volunteer Donate  ...

Introducing Lancaster County Food Hub

Introducing Lancaster County Food Hub

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...

Lancaster County Food Hub 2020

WLCH FM91.3 Radio Interview

Check out this radio interview with WLCH and Raquel and Alex at the Food Hub. We are neighbors helping neighbors.

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Lancaster County Food Hub Met Pandemic Demand with Shift to Grab-n-Go Meals

For the first time in more than seven decades of operation, takeout packaging has become necessary for the Lancaster County Food Hub to distribute meals safely — and a Lancaster Cares grant helped it do just that.

The Food Hub does not serve meals directly to clients. Rather, the 74-year old organization stores inventory in its 7,200 square-foot facility at 812 N. Queen St., from which food is then distributed to church-based community meal programs.

According to Food Hub Manager Jackie Dilworth, each meal site may serve anywhere from 75 to 300 people at each meal, for a total of around 5,000 to 6,000 meals per month.

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‘Pack the Park’ aims to help area non-profits with donations

LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) — Inside of Clipper Magazine Stadium there’s been no baseball action on the field for 16 months because of COVID-19, but this week the Lancaster Barnstormers are hoping to fill their stadium.

The baseball team is hosting “Pack the Park” food, clothing, and personal drive item.

“The holidays are a season of giving and everyone is giving, giving and then January comes around and the need doesn’t stop but the giving slows down,” director of Fan Experience for the Barnstormers, Alex Bunn, said. “We want to start 2021 off strong.

Read more on ABC27 here.

Lancaster Food Hub Clothing Bank

Lancaster clothing bank reopens after precautionary shutdown: January 2021

LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) — The Lancaster County Food Hub’s clothing bank recently reopened and is once again providing free clothing to clients in the county.

Alexandra Schramm, interim executive director of the Lancaster County Food Hub, explains that they decided to close down the clothing bank in late November as COVID-19 cases increased around the holidays.

Now, once again, “We’re here. We’re open. We are neighbors helping neighbors in need,” Schramm says.

Read more on ABC27 here.

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Fresh, Healthy Food for all of Lancaster

Fig Lancaster – Winter 2020

Organizations that make it their mission support the Lancaster community in immeasurable ways.

The holiday season brings magic to the air, cozy nights, fond memories, and a special attention to the rich tapestry of support that is woven into our community.

One of the many amazing attributes of the people of Lancaster is their ability to lift each other up, assist neighbors in need, and open their hearts to causes that are bigger than themselves.

Check out Food Hub’s feature on Fig’s Winter issue here.

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New Name, Same Helping Hand

You may know them as LCCC or Lancaster County Council of Churches, but with a bold new name, a strong mission, and clear vision, Lancaster County Food Hub is ready to take the next step and further support their community!

Rooted in faith and compassion, the Food Hub provides services that honor the dignity of all by striving to meet basic human needs. During the past year, it became clear to them that their former name no longer best represented who they are to the people they serve or to the community at large. To better communicate their mission, they’ve officially changed their name to Lancaster County Food Hub—Serving with Faith and Compassion!

Click here to read more on Fig Lancaster

Martin Insurance and Lancaster County Food Hub

Martin Insurance Donates to the Lancaster County Food Hub

During this time of pandemic, we as a company have been trying to practice mindful giving back to the community.

This week, with the help of Erie Insurance, we were able to donate $250 worth of food to the Lancaster County Food Hub – an organization that serves people and families in need, as well as the working poor, by providing them with food (fresh, frozen, and shelf stable), clothing and necessities. So, to the hard working people at Lancaster County Food Hub we say a great big THANK YOU for the important work you do and the service you provide to the most marginalized members of our community!

Read more about how Martin Insurance partnered with the Food Hub here!

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Lancaster Barnstormers to hold two virtual events in honor of opening week

Two online events are slated this week for the Lancaster Barnstormers.

In lieu of purchasing tickets for Opening Night, fans are invited to make donations to the Lancaster County Food Hub, which is partnering with the Barnstormers for the evening’s festivities.

“Though it will not be the same as coming to Clipper Magazine Stadium to open up our 16th season here in Lancaster I think our fans and supporters will enjoy the Virtual Opening Day that our team was able to put together for them.  And while bringing a little bit of the Barnstormers experience to their homes we also get to use this experience to raise funds for a great community organization, the Lancaster County Food Hub.” said General Manager Mike Reynolds.

Click here to read more at ABC27

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Food Banks Continue Innovating to Meet Food Assistance Need

“As the unemployment rate goes up, the food gap goes up,” said Amy Hill, the director of community engagement and advocacy for the Food Bank, who moderated the virtual event.

Alexandra Schramm, the interim executive director of the Lancaster Food Hub and a town hall participant, agreed.

“We increased the food distribution to our clients by 30% to sustain them longer and keep them safe at home,” said Schramm.

The nonprofit also helped partner organizations pivot to a take out model of food delivery, supplying them with paper goods, prepackaged snacks and easy to prepare foods.

Read more on OneUnitedLancaster.com

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Council of Churches gave out 400 tons of food last year. Now it's called Lancaster County Food Hub

The Lancaster County Council of Churches has rebranded itself as Lancaster County Food Hub, the new name reflecting its longtime mission of feeding needy families.

The agency distributed over 400 tons of food to nearly 32,000 people last year alone, leaders said.

“It’s a leap of faith moving in this direction, but it’s also a recognition that we have grown into this,” the Rev. Kurt Strause, board president, said.

Read more here on Lancaster Online.

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Hometown Hero: The Lancaster County Food Hub

Hometown heroes are giving away food and helping more people by changing their name.

Just last month, Lancaster County Council of Churches rebranded itself as Lancaster County Food Hub. The facility on North Queen Street says they’ve dished out hundreds of tons of food this year, but since the name change, they’ve noticed more people seeking out their services.

Click here to watch on ABC27

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