Volunteers distributing food during a recent Blessings of Hope community event

About Our Mission to End Food Insecurity

From the beginning, Blessings of Hope has always focused on working hard to end food insecurity and provide nourishment for families in need. Every day we strive to empower ministries, organizations, and individuals to reach the less fortunate people within our community—all through food and acts of loving kindness. Since 2006, our mission hasn’t changed…

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COVID-19: How You Can Help Support Hungry Families During a Pandemic

Pictured: Spooky Nook Sports delivered 1,080 food boxes to over 900 families in its parking lot on April 7, 2020. Blessings of Hope donated all of the pre-packed boxes and 30 Spooky Nook Sports team members volunteered to distribute them. During this challenging time in the world, there is a lot of uncertainty and fear…

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The Ugly Food Movement and Its Impact on Food Banks

Every year in the United States, 40 percent of the food that is produced goes uneaten. That’s $165 billion wasted on food that ends up in landfills, a major component of U.S. municipal solid waste, and a large source of methane emissions that contribute to climate change. In fact, according to one study, 30 million…

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What You Need to Know About Food Recovery Programs

Blessings of Hope is committed in the fight to help end hunger. According to Feeding America, in Pennsylvania alone, over 1.5 million people are left hungry each day. That equates to about one out of every eight people in Pennsylvania struggling to feed themselves—and worse, over 437,000 of those are children. These struggling people are…

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What Our Food Donation Center Accomplished & How You Can Help

Blessings of Hope has accomplished so much in 2019. We know that we owe it to those who have supported our food bank and mission during the year, and to the blessings of our Lord. Thank you to everyone who supported Blessings of Hope in 2019 by donating, volunteering, or sharing our message of hope….

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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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