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!

Can individuals and families who lack food come directly to Blessings of Hope?
No, Blessings of Hope is a food distribution ministry. We supply other ministries, who in turn directly distribute food to the public. A local church that is partnered with us distributes food to low-income families every Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This is located at: Akron Church of the Brethren 613 Main Street Akron, PA 17501 Please note: It is unlawful to sell or barter these products for any reason! We allow our volunteers and their families to select food for a small handling/service fee after finishing their volunteer shift at Blessings of Hope.
How does Blessings of Hope obtain the food that is distributed?

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.

Does Blessings of Hope buy or sell food?

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.

How does Blessings of Hope raise the funds needed to operate?

We receive some funds through our program handling fees. The remaining balance is from fundraisers or donations from individuals and organizations.

Is Blessings of Hope a faith-based organization?

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.

If I’m interested in becoming a partner ministry, sponsoring an outreach, becoming a volunteer, or packing a box for someone in need, what should I do?

The fastest and easiest way is to sign up right here on our website! It’s very simple, and you can find more information on all of the pages below:

Can I call or email Blessings of Hope to do these things?

Yes, definitely! Please call 717-824-1227 or e-mail admin@blessingsofhope.com to get in touch. You can also contact us right here through our website.

When was Blessings of Hope established?

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.

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