Bringing Hope To The Hungry
Blessings of Hope is a wholesale food bank in the heart of Lancaster County. We are a bridge between food suppliers and charities in a way that brings God’s blessings to both. We give large food distributors the opportunity to donate their excess product so food can be placed in the hands of the hungry instead of ending up in landfills. We are committed to empower churches, ministries, and individuals to reach out and build relationships in the community through food, teaching, and acts of love. Together we can make a difference and eliminate hunger in our communities.
Blessings Of Hope At A Glance
- We receive food from approximately 120+ sources
- We have over 1,000 ministry partners who receive food from us weekly or on a periodic basis
- We serve approximately 64,000 meals per day
- 40% of our operating revenue comes from individual donations
- 60% of our operating revenue comes from our ministry partners
- We’re currently blessed with over 10,000 registered volunteers
Hear Aaron Fisher & David Lapp talk about who we are and what we do on local Christian radio station WJTL:
Blessings of Hope offers a variety of food assistance programs to empower ministries, organizations, and individuals to distribute food to families throughout the community including:
Aaron Fisher started Blessings Of Hope in a garage in 2006. Large corporations would donate semi-loads of product, which was then distributed to smaller food pantries. Since the beginning, Blessings of Hope has partnered with the Bowery Mission in New York City, the Bethesda Mission in Harrisburg, and the Water Street Rescue Mission in Lancaster.
In 2010, Blessings of Hope was legally established under our parent organization, Light of Hope Ministries, but acts independently. To accommodate growth, Blessings of Hope has moved our location several times. We currently operate out of a warehouse on Becker Road in Leola , PA .
In 2017, 6.5 million pounds of food moved through our facility. In 2020 we distributed 67 million pounds! We have the infrastructure in place to handle large volumes of perishable food. Most of the food we receive will arrive in bulk, We add value by breaking it down into manageable portions, then distribute it to the variety of organizations who receive food from us.
Where We’re Headed
As we continue to expand the number of partners and outreach opportunities, our goal is to become a “Bridge of Opportunity,” helping to move people from poverty to a lifestyle that creates contributing, self-sustaining individuals. Join us in our mission to help feed the hungry.