Growing2Feed… Funding Our Food Bank
Blessings of Hope is growing! Since we started tracking in 2011, we’ve distributed over 32 million meals and blessed hundreds of thousands of families.
2019 is off to a great start with an average of 25,000 meals distributed daily to our community. We’re able to distribute this food, valued at over $50,000 by the IRS, for less than $3000 per day.
The Lord has indeed been bountiful in His blessings! But, we know there is much more we could do if we had more space.
Our New Home
Our current building simply is not capable of handling the vast increase in the available volumes of food coming in, and distributed out. Since we do not own our current building, it is not prudent to spend the funds necessary to make the needed infrastructure improvements. This initially created a dilemma for us, however, the Lord is showing us a way.
We’re running a Capital Campaign to raise funds to purchase and remodel a 43,000 sq. ft. facility in Leola, PA.
This facility will empower Blessings of Hope to effectively reach millions of low-income families with food and acts of love.
We estimate that this expansion will empower us to distribute in excess of 100 million meals (an average of a meal every 2.3 seconds) to low-income families in the first 10 years of operation.
We believe the Lord led us to this opportunity because He knew our needs and how this new building would so perfectly fulfill them.
What We Can Do with This New Facility
- Store 3 times more food than our existing facility.
- House food dehydration equipment which will allow us to utilize more food that would otherwise be wasted.
- The expanded space and food dehydration capabilities will enable us to ship to third-world countries and disaster relief areas all over the world.
- Make more food available that we are currently turning away because we don’t have the capacity to handle it.
- Put more donor funds toward food distribution, instead of building space.
We’re excited by the challenge to continue growing and helping even more people through the gift of food and the experience of God.
But we need your financial support to take the next step in building a state-of-the-art facility that will glorify God and spread hope to families across our community and around the world!
How You Can Help
Our goal is to raise $4.1 million for the entire project. This includes the purchase of the property, all renovations, equipment to dehydrate food, and an endowment fund!
Pledge a Donation
Consider financially supporting Blessings of Hope as we continue to expand our mission field and the needs that come with it. Purchasing and renovating the warehouse in Leola will provide a greater impact on our mission and our desire to serve the community through Christ.
Pray for Us
We praise God for the blessings He continues to give us. Join us in prayers of gratitude as we anticipate expanding the facilities of Blessings of Hope.
Thank you all in advance for your generosity!
David Lapp, CEO
Blessings of Hope
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