Hope Brought To The Hungry At A Food Bank Near Me
Have you been searching for a food bank near me? Would you like more information about Blessings of Hope, the place where hope is brought to the hungry? Read this page for our newsletters, our 2020 report, testimonials, history and more.
The mission at Blessings of Hope is to feed the hungry by facilitating partnerships between food suppliers and nonprofits in a way that brings God’s blessings to both. We are committed to empowering churches and ministries to build relationships in their communities through food and acts of love.
Blessings Of Hope At A Glance
- We receive food from approximately 120+ sources
- We have over 1,100 ministry partners who receive food from us weekly or on a periodic basis
- We serve approximately 65,000 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 15,000 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 donated semi-loads of product, which was broken down into manageable sizes then distributed to our ministry partners. Including places such as 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 .
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.
Future Goals: We would like to provide more disaster relief, and increase our food preservation efforts. If 35% of the food America produces would be redirected into the hands of the hungry, instead of being sent to landfills it could end world hunger. We are passionate about utilizing available resources for those in need. Join us in our mission and bring hope to the hungry!