COVID-19 Updates for S.N.M.

Food Bank Procedures

We are here for you in the midst of these challenging times! If you need assistance with food, we ask that you complete the form below (be sure to save it as a pdf BEFORE filling it out on the web) and email it to us at office@snministries.org

If you are unable to complete the form online, we would be happy to mail you a copy.

Once the form is received, our office will reach out to you and schedule a time for pick-up. While we typically welcome calls with questions (717-786-4308), please be aware we will return your call as soon as possible within 1-2 business days. We are receiving a high volume of phone calls at this time and will do our best to connect with you as quickly and efficiently as possible! Thank you for understanding!

SWEEP Distribution

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.

June Pick-Up: you will be able to pick up a months’ worth of SWEEP bags during the week of June 1st- June 5th. 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.

Other Resources

Housing/Finances:

Tabor/LHOP Info Guide

Food Resources:

  • Fresh Express at Oak Bottom Village
    • 1st Monday of each month
    • must register in advance:  email jsantiago@hdcweb.com
  • 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
  • Solanco School District
    • Breakfast and lunch to-go bags available for pick up at the High School Monday-Friday from 9am-11am. For any student in the Solanco School District.

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.

Blessings!

Teresa Dolan, Executive Director