Growing2Feed… Funding the Community Food Bank
Blessings of Hope is growing! Since we started tracking in 2011, we’ve distributed over 47 million meals and blessed hundreds of thousands of families.
The Lord has indeed been bountiful in His blessings! But we know, with more space, we can do so much more.
With the down payment to purchase the building paid (35% of the purchase price), Phase #1 renovations paid, we are currently working on raising funds for Phase #2 renovations. (See thermometer on the right)
Our New Home
Our previous building simply could not handle the vast increase of food coming in and going out. Since we did not own the building, it was not prudent to spend the funds necessary for infrastructure improvements. This initially created a dilemma for us, but the Lord is showing us the way.
2020 is off to a great start with an average of 58,000 meals distributed daily to our community. We’re able to distribute this food, valued at over $115,000 per day (by the IRS), for less than $5,000 per day.
We’re running a Capital Campaign to raise funds to purchase and remodel a 43,000 sq. ft. facility in Leola, PA. When all phases of construction are complete, we will have approximately 60,000 sq. ft. of space.
This facility will empower Blessings of Hope to effectively reach millions of low-income families with food and acts of love.
We estimate this expansion will enable us to distribute in excess of 100 million meals (an average of over 2,000 meals per hour, 24 hours per day) to low-income families in the first 5 years of operation.
We believe the Lord gave us 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 5 times more food than our previous facility.
- House food dehydration equipment which will allow us to utilize more food that would otherwise be wasted.
- 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 and rent.
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
Hear Aaron Fisher & David Lapp talk about who we are and what we do on local Christian radio station WJTL:
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.Download Pledge Form
Pray for Us
We praise God for the blessings He continues to pour out on the community. Join us in prayers of gratitude as we expand the facilities and the impact of Blessings of Hope.
Thank you all in advance for your generosity!
David Lapp, CEO
Blessings of Hope