Support Local Food Banks with Best Wishes
November 29, 2017
Our Best Wishes Program is back for the month of December! Holidays are an important time of year to reflect on your blessings and give to those who are in need. This food drive will be supporting the following local charities: Hempfield Area Food Pantry, The Loft at Millersville, Peter’s Porch and Power Packs Project.
Who Are These Organizations?
Hempfield Area Food Pantry
The mission of the Hempfield Area Food Pantry (HAFP) is to show the underserved the gracious love of God by feeding the body, mind and soul of its clients with dignity! HAFP began serving residents of the Hempfield School District in 2008. The food pantry provides hunger relief to individuals and families who are unable to afford food and receive inadequate government financial assistance from programs such as the Food Stamp Program.
The Loft at Millersville
The Loft was started in response to the Penn Manor School District social workers needing a readily accessible place to store and receive food for students and their families. These services have expanded services to include anyone who lives within the Penn Manor School District. The Loft provides a place where people can get what they need, give what they can and grow together.
Peter’s Porch is at Lititz Mennonite Church, Front and Water Street, Lititz. They serve a free hot breakfast every second Saturday of the month and distribute non-perishable food items. Neighbors who wish to receive a food order sign a self-declaration of need and receive a full grocery pack.
They also give away donated clothing, household and personal hygiene items as well as bibles for adults and children who have a spiritual hunger too.
Power Packs Project
The Power Packs Project aims to improve the mental and physical health of the children in the program by helping their parents provide nutritious meals over weekends when the school breakfast and lunch programs are unavailable to them. In accordance with the Lancaster Osteopathic Health Foundation guidelines, the Power Packs Project enhances “child mental resilience, physical health and health habits” while “strengthening parenting as a way to promote the healthy mental and behavioral development of children.” Each week a recipe for a low-cost meal and the ingredients to make it is provided to children in addition to staples like peanut butter and cereal. Empowering the participating families to better use their food dollars and assure their children are well-fed and ready to learn at school is the goal of the program.
How can I support the Best Wishes Program?
Look for our displays in store! When you purchase a $5 Best Wishes donation bag filled with quality Best Yet grocery items and place them in our bins you are fighting hunger in our community! Each donation bag includes:
- Best Yet Whole Kernel Golden Corn 15.25 oz.
- Best Yet Cut Green Beans 14.5 oz.
- Best Yet Sweet Peas 15 oz.
- Best Yet Instant Mashed Potatoes 4 oz.
- Best Yet Turkey Gravy 10.5 oz.
- Best Yet Turkey Stuffing 6 oz.
On behalf of our local food banks, we thank you for your support.