October 19 - December 20, 2014

GOAL: 300,000 lbs of FOOD

CURRENT: 0 lbs of FOOD

Provide a meal that starts it all. At the rescue missions, it's often by first meeting someone's basic needs, like food, that we can develop a relationship that leads to a life-change.

Last year, the Water Street Mission, the York Rescue Mission, the Lebanon Rescue Mission and Bethesda Mission served nearly 500,000 meals for the hungry and homeless. These meals were all provided through donations! That's why your partnership is so important. Plus, your efforts will help the rescue missions provide thousands of food boxes this holiday season.


HOW MUCH is 300,000lbs?

300,000lbs equals 100 cars!


FILL A BAG WITH THE FOLLOWING SUGGESTED ITEMS

PLEASE NO GLASS CONTAINERS


DROP OFF YOUR DONATION AT

Your Local Rescue Mission

Fulton Bank

Annville/Cleona, Lebanon, Myerstown and Schaefferstown

M&T Bank

Lancaster, York, Lebanon, Dauphin or Cumberland Counties

Sharp Shopper

Ephrata, Leola and Middletown

Turkey Hill Minit Markets

Lancaster, York, Lebanon, Dauphin or Cumberland Counties

York Newspaper Company

York County

To learn more about the rescue mission in your county or to drop off
large quantities of donations, click on the links below.

LANCASTER COUNTY

WATER STREET MISSION

210 S. Prince Street, PO Box 7267, Lancaster PA 17604

(717) 393-7709 or Mission@Wsm.org

Collection Center Hours: M/F 7am-7pm & T/W/TH/S 10a-4pm

YORK COUNTY

YORK RESCUE MISSION

371 W. Market Street, PO Box 1968, York PA 17405

(717) 812-1692 or dsmeigh@yorkrescuemission.org

Food Barn Hours: 8:30am-11am & 11:30am-4pm (located at 370 West Clark Avenue)

LEBANON COUNTY

LEBANON RESCUE MISSION

439 S. 6th Street, PO Box 5, Lebanon PA 17042

(717) 273-2301 or sspahr@LebanonRescueMission.org

Call for drop-off times

DAUPHIN, CUMBERLAND and PERRY COUNTIES

BETHESDA MISSION

611 Reily Street, PO Box 3041, Harrisburg, PA 17105

(717) 257-4442 or info@BethesdaMission.org

Call for drop-off times


ORGANIZE your own FOOD DRIVE

1) DECIDE WHO YOU WANT TO ASK TO PARTICIPATE

Will it be your church, your school class, your coworkers or your Scouting troop?

2) DECIDE HOW YOU WANT TO RAISE THE FOOD

Canvas a neighborhood? Ask individuals to pick up extra cans of food when they shop?

3) SET A START DATE AND END DATE FOR YOUR FOOD DRIVE

4) SET A GOAL

How many pounds of food do you want to challenge your group to raise? Set the bar high, but make sure it's realistic.

5) MAKE IT A COMPETITION!

A healthy challenge between offices, classrooms, age groups, etc. usually motivates people to do more.

6) LET PEOPLE KNOW!

Send emails, use Facebook, make phone calls or post flyers.

7) MAKE THE MOST DIFFERENCE

Be sure to request the suggested food items listed below or in the flyer.

8) CALL THE RESCUE MISSION IN YOUR COUNTY FOR DROP OFF TIMES

If you'd like to better understand how your donations will be used, ask to schedule a tour when you drop off the food!

9) KNOW THAT YOU ARE HELPING TO CHANGE LIVES!

Paired with the safe shelter, Christian counseling and other help a family finds ar their rescue mission, your donations really help to change lives!