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)
PLEASE NOTE SCHEDULE CHANGES FOR NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER 2020.
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 Good Food Distribution Center, Door #8
5064 Horseshoe Pike
Honey Brook, PA 19344
The Honey Brook Food Pantry is open for all normal distributions. The distributions will be utilizing a drive-through format. All clients are to remain in their vehicles. You will be given instructions upon arrival. Food Pantry volunteers will place all items in the vehicles and will maintain social distancing rules.
Please note the changes in our schedule for November and December:
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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Charity Golf Fundraiser 2020
We would like to thank the 114 golfers (an all-time high!) who braved the damp weather to come out and show their support of the Food Pantry! It was a fun day and we raised much needed funds to continue to help supply healthy food for those in need in our community.
Thank you to our generous sponsors - we couldn't do this without your support!
The Plewa Family
On November 5th, Kemper Equipment held a golf outing and pledged a donation per participant. Afterwards, they sent this generous donation to the Pantry. We are so grateful! A large portion of this donation has been reserved specifically to provide adult gloves during this year's Coat and Gift distribution in December, which is often an overlooked but much needed item for the upcoming cold weather.
Thank you, Kemper Equipment!
We can't thank you enough!
Last summer we started a community garden with two raised beds for vegetables at the Honey Brook Borough Park. Our garden is next to the fence separating the park from Dave Eames’ yard and The Labs Funeral Home. As there was no close access to water for the garden, food pantry volunteers would make several trips up the hill everyday carrying heavy containers of water to keep the plants growing. Dave came to our rescue this summer by installing a spigot and a hose on his property and offering us the use of it as we need. Thank you Dave! Your kindness and generosity are greatly appreciated by our community and by the volunteers who no longer have to struggle up that hill carrying water!
As part of the Honey Brook Food Pantry’s effort to help provide food security to our community we started the Garden For Life Program a few years ago. Our home gardening program supplies gardeners with plant seedlings, seeds, soil, containers and advice to grow some of their own produce at home. We also have two community gardens, one at the Honey Brook Borough Park and the other at the Honey Brook Township Office. While we like to offer as much of the produce that is grown in the community gardens on food pantry distribution days twice a month as we can, we are also offering produce to everyone in our community. Please stop by to check out our gardens and help yourselves to some healthy produce while you’re there!
A special thanks to the gentleman running an ongoing yard sale to benefit the Food Pantry. Located at 120 Telegraph Road, the sale has persevered through rain, wind, and other misgivings to try to raise money for a good cause. We are very grateful for the donations and wish you all the best in your continued efforts! Kindness like this goes a long way and is what keeps the Food Pantry running.
The Twin Valley High School Boys Basketball team set a goal for themselves - make 5000 jump-shots over a weekend to raise money for local food banks. They not only met that goal but in the process they raised $1250 that they donated to the Honey Brook Food Pantry. After the players met with board chairman Ken Ross and heard a little about how this money so greatly helps the pantry find fresh meat and produce, they presented the check. We are so grateful to have young men like these who "shoot" for a goal and score for the home team - their community. Great job, Twin Valley High School Basketball!
A Much Needed Service
Eagle Disposal has graciously donated their recycling service free of charge to the Honey Brook Food Pantry. We go through so many boxes, plastics, and other recyclable items at every distribution. This is an amazing service to assist us in lowering costs in order to provide more food to families. Thank you, Eagle Disposal!
Heatherwood Retirement Community has enabled a contactless method of getting non-perishable food items to the Food Pantry. If you'd like to donate, drive up to the main entrance and look for the lidded container that is put outside from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily.
Breaking Their Own Record!
2,790 lbs... Unbelievable!! This record-breaking food collection from St. Peter Catholic Church came to us in late May. We are amazed and so, so thankful to the parishioners at St. Peter's for their continued generosity!! We didn't think it was possible to top their last food drive donation, but they did it!
From the Rotary Club of Thorndale...so generous!
We received a visit from the Rotary Club of Thorndale. They stopped by to present us with a very generous donation and we were able to snap this picture of the team! We are so grateful - this will go a long way to help us with the next distribution coming up June.
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!
Pantry News from the Board Chairman
The financial stress placed on segments of the local population, food supply disruptions and dramatic shifts in attendance continue to have a significant impact on our operation at the Honey Brook Food Pantry.
We have increased Friday distributions by taking food into the community and ramped up our service for emergency needs “on demand”. For example, during the past week we provided emergency food to a senior undergoing dialysis while her husband was hospitalized. We also purchased and delivered a unique infant formula to a young mother who had exhausted her WIC benefits and would have been unable to feed her two month old overnight.
We are maintaining all possible special programs including the Infant-Age 3 Supplemental Nutrition Program, employment support, Garden for Life (attached), Anchored Ministries Clothing Closet, benefit updates and are providing Kids’ Bags for every child. We look forward to partially returning inside soon and re-starting the Taste-It Program, individual health testing and education, financial advising, dental referral services and the free market.
During the first six weeks of our “closed economy”, 450 Families were served, encompassing 1,545 people through…..a 48% increase, including the largest distribution ever (506 people)
Since the outset of the pandemic, newly registered families, each with its own individual story, have increased by 82%. During the past quarter alone, we served 127 new people.
By maximizing all available short-term public food sources and through your great financial support, our nutritious food offering has increased over 30% since the onset of the virus.
AND SOME GREAT NEWS….OUR ANNUAL SURVEY OF FAMILIES LEAVING THE PANTRY IN 2020 YIELDED THE BEST RESULTS EVER—OVER 40% ACHIEVED FOOD SUFFICIENCY THROUGH EMPLOYMENT AND/OR ADEQUATE INCOME/SAVINGS.
The community response to our efforts has been outstanding and our tremendous volunteer team continues to be the backbone of the organization, working safely under extremely challenging conditions. The people we serve deeply appreciate your time and generosity.
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 area. The community can be 100% confident that we will be there week in and week out with a great supply of healthy food whenever it is needed.
Honey Brook Food Pantry where donated food and financial support are always needed.
A non-profit 501(c) (3) organization I.D. 47-178665
1215 lbs of food collected by Cub Scouts Pack# 9 in Honey Brook! This is almost 100 lbs more than they collected last year. Way to go, kids! You continue to amaze us year after year with your hard work! We cannot thank you enough. This will help us to go a long way to provide food for those in need this upcoming holiday season.