Food Bank Procedures
Our emergency food orders end on June 30 and we will begin packing full orders on July 6. Please call to schedule an appointment to get updated for 2020. You must schedule an appointment as we cannot accommodate walk-ins.
Our lobby is open and you may take the items you will use. We ask that no more than 2 people be in the lobby at the same time.
Masks must be worn when entering the building. If you cannot wear a mask because of medical reasons, please give us a call and we will schedule you for a phone appointment.
Thank you for your flexibility as we continue to navigate life in the ‘GREEN’ phase!
If you participate in the SWEEP program throughout the school year, you are eligible to pick up a family bags once a month. Pick-ups will be at the Solanco Food Bank.
July Pick-Up: you will be able to pick up a months’ worth of SWEEP bags during the week of July 6th-July 10th. This is to make transportation easier and to decrease everyone’s potential exposure to the coronavirus. You MUST arrange for this week only as volunteers will not be available to help you at other times. You will still pick up at the Food Bank between 9am-12pm that week.
- Fresh Express at Oak Bottom Village
- 1st Monday of each month
- must register in advance: email firstname.lastname@example.org
- King’s Discount Store
- providing food boxes from Blessings of Hope
- call for days/times (717-284-4343)
- NextGen Senior Center
- Every day 11A-2P; call first to see what is available (717-786-4770)
- You do not need to be a senior to pick up food items
A Message from the Executive Director…
May 12, 2020
No doubt by now we have all come to the realization that what we thought would be a sprint, has become a marathon. The coronavirus and its physical, emotional, social and financial effects have lasted much longer than most of us thought. Running a marathon requires commitment, dedication, strength and perseverance. These are traits that most possess but rarely get tested to the extent they have during this pandemic.
I know it is not easy to stay home and avoid many of the people and things that bring you great joy. At the ministry, we miss seeing our families. We miss having our doors open and greeting new faces. We miss so many of our volunteers but are glad they are staying safe at home. This has been a challenging time, but ALL of us are in a unique position to be a blessing to others. Call a friend, check on an elderly neighbor who lives alone or pick up extra items at the grocery store to share. Social distancing may have cancelled work, plans and social events, but it hasn’t stopped the southern end from being neighborly. It hasn’t stop kindness, thoughtfulness or generosity.
From all of us here, thank you for all of the food, toiletries and monetary donations. We see every day what a blessing and encouragement it brings to so many individuals. Thank you for your cards and sweet words. They mean so much to our staff and volunteers, working tirelessly to serve the community. Thank you for understanding why we have stayed open but our doors remain locked. Thank you for staying home and keeping our volunteers safe.
God is working here. Take a moment to look around and see His handiwork. The sky is bluer, the days are longer, grass is greener and warmer weather is on the way. Better days are coming and we have much to be thankful for. S.N.M. is here to help, committed, dedicated, strong; persevering through this storm and remaining true to our mission of engaging families, meeting needs and giving hope.
Teresa Dolan, Executive Director