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How We’re Trying to End Hunger

Blessings of Hope is a food bank that started in 2006 when Aaron Fisher felt a calling to help feed the hungry and work towards ending hunger. Our organization was legally established under the Light of Hope Ministries in 2010 and operates independently to distribute roughly 25,000 meals per day. Our food bank operates from…

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Coming to Grips with Childhood Hunger in the U.S.

It’s officially fall, which means most of us have thoughts of candy, pumpkin pie, turkey, ham, potatoes, and more on our brains (or stomachs). In fact, some of us may even be preparing our “stretchy pants” to wear as we anticipate overindulging ourselves on all of the food we undoubtedly will consume. With so much…

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6 Easy Ways to Make an Impact During Hunger Action Month

September is Hunger Action Month, a time when organizations and food banks around the country call upon families and communities to join the fight against hunger in America. In 2017 alone, there were 40,044,000 food insecure people in the United States. That means over 40 million people who, at some point during the year, weren’t…

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New 43,900-Square-Foot Building for Expanding Food Donation Services

LANCASTER, PA. (August 23, 2019) – Blessings of Hope, a food distribution warehouse for food banks focused on providing for families in need throughout the Lancaster County community, is proud to announce the purchase of its new 43,900-square-foot food distribution facility in Leola, PA. Since they started tracking numbers in 2011, Blessings of Hope has…

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Before You Have a Canned Food Drive Read This Article

Food drives are a popular way to give back to the community and teach children the value of sharing what we have with those less fortunate. Particularly around the holiday season, supermarkets, schools, police departments, and offices around the country set up food drive boxes, encouraging customers, peers, and colleagues to donate canned food items…

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Learn How You Can Help By Becoming a Food Bank Volunteer

With so many problems in the world, there are more ways than ever for volunteers to make a difference in their communities. While the choice of volunteer opportunities is vast, most base their decision on causes or issues they are passionate about. At Blessings of Hope, we’re passionate about feeding our community. We know that…

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4 Facts About Making Food Bank Donations Near You

First, let’s get one thing straight—any donation is a good donation. There are too many people in the United States that go hungry every day for anyone to turn down food donations. According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), approximately 40 million people lived in food-insecure households in 2017, which is 40 million…

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