Neighbors Helping Neighbors
The Honey Brook Food Pantry provides a 3-4 day supply of various food items on a monthly basis to neighbors in need within the Honey Brook community. Our mission is to serve them with respect while empowering them toward food security and independence.
Our normal Distribution Days are:
The 2nd Wednesday of the month (10:00 am- 1:00 pm)
The 4th Wednesday of the month (4:00 pm - 6:30 pm)
See our Calendar of Events for each month's distribution dates.
Phone for Hours: 610-273-6102
Or click below to view our Calendar of Events.
Located at Goods Food Distribution Center, Door #8
5064 Horseshoe Pike
Honey Brook, PA 19344
The Honey Brook Food Pantry is open for all normal distributions. The next dates are 5/13 from 10am to 1pm and on 5/27 from 4pm to 6:30pm. The distributions will be utilizing a drive-through format. All clients are to remain in their vehicles. They will be given instructions upon arrival. Food Pantry volunteers will place all items in the vehicles and will maintain social distancing rules.
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For those in need of assistance, make sure to check out our Getting Help page here. Lots of phone numbers and helpful tips for those who need it.
The Food Pantry is now a gold member of GuideStar. GuideStar is the world's largest source of information on non-profit organizations. Check out the seal of transparency at the top of the page! Click it to follow the link.
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Thank you, Crop's Fresh Marketplace for the incredible food drive! They had 97 of these individual bags by noon on May 20th. Such a HUGE help to our clients for the upcoming distribution during this time when resources have been stretched further than ever before.
We're honored to share that the Honey Brook Food Pantry has received a PHL COVID-19 Fund grant. A collaboration between the Philadelphia Foundation and United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, the PHL COVID-19 Fund is providing financial assistance to nonprofits like ours during the Corona Virus crisis.
It is because of this grant that we were able to purchase a new freezer to keep on location at the pantry. The past months have been difficult trying to find borrowed freezer space around the community, as well as, trying to get the food stored in that space back to the pantry at distribution time (while trying to keep it cold!). We are so grateful to receive this grant so we can better serve those in need!
The Twin Valley Lacrosse team generously donated all of their remaining snacks and drinks to the Food Pantry just in time for the late April distribution. Thank you to TV Lax for their generosity! It was a much needed addition!
Due to these unprecedented times of high demand, the Food Pantry needs your help to continue to provide food to those in our community who are most in need.
In these photos, March 25th marked our first ever drive-through distribution. These drive through distributions will be continuing indefinitely. So far all has been smooth - with all clients remaining in their vehicles while volunteers placed the food items in each car. The Honey Brook Fire Police were onsite directing traffic. All social distancing rules obeyed despite the high turnout.
During the first distribution since the crisis began (March 25th), we served 508 people, which was was 46% above our average this year and the largest single distribution ever. In the three weeks that followed, a total of 945 individuals were served....a 39% increase above the average or normal .....and our two largest attended openings since inception in 2014.
A recent voicemail was received from one of the pantry's patrons. It said... "I just want to give a shout out to you guys. Thank you. Appreciate what you do. This corona virus has hurt a lot of people and you were brave enough to stand out there and serve us. Thank you. I appreciate it. God bless us all."
Thank you to all of the supporters of the Honey Brook Food Pantry... local grocers like Walmart, BBs Grocery Outlet, and Crop's Fresh Marketplace have stepped up as have dozens of organizations, churches and individuals in their own ways. We have seen tremendous assistance from our community! We would not be able to continue to do this without that support.
For those looking for resources for pet food, the Lancaster PSPCA is giving pet food to people in need.
To receive the pet food, please make an appointment online by emailing email@example.com. You may keep the email simple to to say that you live in the area and are in need of dog or cat food.
Record-breaking! You can't see all the way to the back of this trailer but Saint Peter Catholic Church topped themselves this week with a donation of food that filled four large bins! This was so greatly needed. We cannot thank the parishioners of Saint Peters enough!
Thank you to the electricity provider Constellation for their support of our Infant to Three Program. We are so honored to be a recipient of your Community Champions grant. This is a great honor and a HUGE help to our program to support the youngest and most vulnerable members of our community.
Frank Fredella from American Legion Post #422 (left with Honey Brook Food Pantry board chairman Ken Ross) presents his quarterly donation at today's distribution when over 350 people were served.
Frank has been a staunch supporter of the pantry for many years with a special interest in our Backpack Program.
Great thanks to the American Legion and to Frank for his advocacy and personal support.
March Madness for the Honey Brook Food Pantry is Postponed
Because of the safety precautions being encouraged in our county to combat the corona virus, we feel it is best to postpone March Madness for the Food Pantry until a later date.
Thank you all for your willingness to participate! Stay tuned for the new date.
Stay safe and healthy!
Pantry News from the Board Chairman
Spring 2020: Pantry News from the Board Chairman
Thought I would provide an update focused on our recent activity related to the Covid-19 crisis that has dominated our lives over the past weeks. As expected, the financial stress placed on the local population and food supply chain has had significant implications for our operation at the Honey Brook Food Pantry.
We have increased Friday distributions within the community, served emergency situations “on demand” and added an additional opening for unserved large families. We are maintaining as many special programs as possible, including the Infant-Age 3 Supplemental Nutrition Program and distributing Kids’ Bags for each child in place of the formal backpack program.
In terms of the unprecedented need, during the six week period since the effective “closing of the economy”:
450 Families have been served, encompassing 1,545 people through 4/30/20…..a 48% increase,
including the largest distribution ever (506 people)
48 new families have been registered, each with its own individual story…..compared with 14 at
this time last year.
Procurement, storage, refrigeration and distribution of the higher quantity, variety and quality of food, continues to be a truly collaborative effort. One distribution required food to arrive from nine separate sources including five refrigeration sites by 9am. Our grocery, church and organizational partners have provided fabulous support.
The community response to our efforts has been overwhelming. Letters, messages, posts, and calls have provided nearly daily encouragement and offers of all kinds of support from donated freezers to bins full of food…..and cash donations in all denominations. The people we serve and each of us who spend time with them deeply appreciate that support.
Through these recent weeks our tremendous volunteer team continues to be the backbone of the organization. Adapting to a model of drive-through distribution, proper distancing and striving to improve our offering each week has been the challenge. As always, our volunteers have been there and have far exceeded that challenge.
Some difficult days may lie ahead…..yet because of our volunteers, our supporters and our friends, the Honey Brook Food Pantry is well prepared to do whatever is needed to address food insufficiency in the Honey Brook community.
Honey Brook Food Pantry where donated food and financial support are always needed.
A non-profit 501(c) (3) organization I.D. 47-178665