Frequently Asked Questions About Blessings of Hope
When people are hungry and searching for food, there can be a lot of questions. Our goals are to feed the hungry, deliver hope, empower others to be the ‘Hands and Feet’ of Jesus, and share awareness about hunger and food insecurity in our communities. Keep reading for a few commonly asked questions and our responses!
Blessings of Hope has relationships with over 200 food producers, grocery establishments, and distributors regionally centered around Lancaster County (PA), and in multiple other states.
No, companies donate food to us. Our Partner Ministry programs have handling fees associated to help with some of our operational costs. We receive large volumes of bulk food and break it down into manageable sizes. Therefore, we need to cover costs such as storage, processing, preservation, and food box packaging.
We receive some funds through our program handling fees. The remaining balance is from fundraisers or donations from individuals and organizations.
Yes, we seek the Lord’s blessing and guidance in everything we do. Our Christian faith is an integral part of our daily activities devoted to practicing what Christ has taught us. We see food as a way to open people’s hearts to God’s message of love, forgiveness, mercy, and eternal life.
We were established in 2006 in a small three-car garage in Ephrata. We’ve grown a lot since then, so you can read more about our journey here.
Do you have questions not answered here? Send us a note on our Contact page.