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- 12:30 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 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.
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 continues in 2021 to be 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 and view our GuideStar page.
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We received a generous donation from the Elverson-Honey Brook Area Emergency Medical Services. They collected 8+ boxes of food within the community to be donated to the Food Pantry! We are grateful to these fine people who not only serve our community in their role as EMS but also take part in giving and caring for their community in totally different ways like this. Thank you!
Saint Peter Catholic Church parishioners donated an amazing 3000 lbs of food this month. It's a new year and they have a new, roomier trailer that they were looking to fill - and they did it! Check out the photo!
This is an incredible gift to our clients. Our deepest appreciation goes out to all parishioners!
Toys and Coats made our December Distributions that much more special for local families needing help this year......1,650 individuals were served including 565 Kids who received over 1,000 donated toys.
Great thanks to our fabulous coat donors:
St. Peter Catholic Church
Hopewell United Methodist Church
Westtown East Goshen Police Department
Many Generous Individuals
And thanks so much for the great toy donations from:
Suzanne Titus Interiors
Rigg Darlington Group
Honey Brook Golf Club
Honey Brook Lions Club
Chester County Solid Waste Authority
Thorndale-Downingtown Rotary Club
Toys for Tots
Honey Brook Police Department
Pantry News from the Board Chairman
The financial stress placed on segments of the local population throughout the pandemic continues to whipsaw the food supply required to meet the demand. This quarter follows a period of stabilization when need returned to more “typical” levels. That situation has changed quickly and quite significantly:
DECEMBER 2020---511 FAMILIES, 1,826 INDIVIDUALS (25% INCREASE), 617 KIDS, 335 SENIORS (including Holiday)
JANUARY 2021---259 FAMILIES, 842 INDIVIDUALS (23% INCREASE), 275 KIDS, 165 SENIORS
FEBRUARY 2021---260 FAMILIES 856 INDIVIDUALS (21% INCREASE), 275 KIDS, 170 SENIORS
We have served over 1,700 families since inception in 2014. But it’s more than the numbers…..We have increased distributions, taken food into the four community locations (helping 55 people/month not counted above) and ramped up our service for meeting emergency needs “on demand.” 98% of our volunteers have remained on the job and the people we serve have recognized it over and over through letters like this one, voice mails, cards, and many emotional conversations…
“You just can’t imagine what stress I was going through. My family appreciates you and all the volunteers at the food bank too. That’s a big help too, I don’t know how I would have done it without your help. We are truly
And, despite the outdoor model….65 CHILDREN NOW SERVED WEEKEND FOOD (BACKPACK PROGRAM) THROUGH ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS, 70+ CHILDREN UNDER AGE 4 SERVED THROUGH SPECIAL NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENT PROGRAM, 15-20 ADULTS PARTICIPATING IN EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM, ANCHORED MINISTRIES’ CLOTHING VAN ON-SITE WITH 1,000 ITEMS AVAILABLE, FREE MARKET ON-SITE WITH ASSORTED HOUSEHOLD ITEMS AND SMALL FURNITURE, ONGOING BENEFITS COUNSELING, PROPERTY TAX ASSISTANCE AND REFFERAL, ONGOING MEDICAL REFERRALS AND CONSULTATION WITH REGISTERED DIETICIAN/HEALTH EDUCATOR AND HEALTHY COOKING EMPHASIS
W/RECIPES AND FOOD PROVIDED (DEMONSTRATIONS SUSPENDED).
Regardless of what may lie ahead….because of our incomparable 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.
Kenneth R Ross, Board Chair
Honey Brook Food Pantry where donated food and financial support are always needed.
A non-profit 501(c) (3) organization I.D. 47-178665