Blessings of Hope Blog

It Happens Every Week

It Happens Every Week

Blessings of Hope partners every week with Akron Church of the Brethren, in Akron, Pa. They have a food outreach every Wednesday that draws people in need from the surrounding areas. At an outreach not long ago they distributed all of the 576 Hands of Hope boxes we...

Refugees Close to Home

Refugees Close to Home

A staff member at Blessings of Hope, shared this testimony about a recent outreach in Ephrata, PA. Bethany Slavic Church partnered with Blessings of Hope to facilitate a clothing giveaway for Ukrainian refugees. Twenty-five skids containing massive bins of donated...

Tell Us All About It

Tell Us All About It

Our staff photographer spent the day at the new Ministry Selection Center and this is what she had to say: I went to the Selection Center on Wednesday around noon, and it was pretty busy. The building is really nice, it is spotlessly clean and very professional. There...

You Never Know

You Never Know

At Blessings of Hope we make a point to thank our volunteers regularly. We know that we could never do what we do without their faithfulness and generosity. Each year we host a Volunteer Appreciation Day to let our volunteers know just how important and valued they...

Cut ‘em. Bag ‘em. Freeze ‘em

Cut ‘em. Bag ‘em. Freeze ‘em

What would you do with a truckload of strawberries that were about to spoil and be sent to the landfill? At Blessings of Hope we cut them up (composting the stems and any berries already spoiling), we bag them into manageable sizes and freeze them to be delivered...

So Much Fun!

So Much Fun!

In case you missed the Spring iCare Fundraiser Event, here is a little rundown of the highlights. Thursday night we held a banquet sponsored by some very fine local businesses. There was a delicious food menu and our very own Executive Director Aaron Fisher shared...

Stop the Waste!

Stop the Waste!

Are you aware that food takes up more space in our U.S. landfills than any other component? On average, the world wastes about 1.4 billion tons of food each year, with the United States discarding more food than any other country. Billions of pounds of food, estimated...

This is what it is all about

This is what it is all about

Roy Stoltzfus is a logistics man at Blessings of Hope. He does everything from scheduling shipments for Ukraine to making outreach deliveries. He had a very special experience recently.Blessings of Hope has the privilege of working with hundreds of smaller food banks,...

How young is too young?

How young is too young?

How young would you say is too young for a child to learn the value of giving? How early is too early to teach a child the value of managing finances. At Blessings of Hope we believe a 5 year old is not too young to participate with their family in serving the hungry....