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 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
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
An Incredible End to a Year of Incredible Generosity
The amazing generosity of the members of St. Peter Catholic Church continues........
The final food drive of the year netted an additional 3,200 lbs. and the total food donated for 2020 was an astounding 23,020 lbs.
An incredible "Ton a Month" of assorted food types donated to the Honey Brook Food Pantry.
The impact of providing more food to the increasing numbers in need, while helping us maximize our spending, has been tremendous.
We thank you on behalf of the hundreds of families we serve each month!
They Continue to Amaze Us!
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.
We can't thank you enough!
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!
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.
Pantry News from the Board Chairman
As we conclude a tumultuous 2020 and reflect upon the impact of the Honey Brook Food Pantry, it is a perfect time to thank each and every one of you for any part you played in supporting our mission….serving local families in need while empowering them toward independence.
After the incredible need over the March-April time frame, the number of people we served stabilized through the summer and early fall, and with some additional government food programs, increased our food distribution by over 20%. Consistent with other trends around Covid-19, however, we have seen 1,235 people needing help over the past 30 days. With the expiration of many of those government programs, the next several weeks will present some additional challenges
Thanks to the work of our incomparable volunteer team, we have not missed one distribution date and actually added more remote distributions and served more emergency needs than ever before.
Despite doing everything outdoors, we have continued nearly all of our special programs including:
The Weekend Kids’ Back Pack Program has re-started and increasing weekly, now at 60 children
The Nutritional Supplement Program for Infant-Age 3 is still providing critical special foods, diapers,
supplies and important guidance to 58 families in need of this help for their youngest children
The expanded the “Garden for Life” program included two Community Gardens yielding hundreds of
pounds and 8 local gardeners who donated produce…..a number we hope to expand in the spring
Summer food boxes full of healthy items were provided bi-weekly to all 240 participating children
Our Employment Support Program (helping to achieve 40% independence) recently achieved two new
placements, and continues to seek job openings from interested local employers.
As United Way Agency of the Year and catalyst for the Mobile Home Tax Re-assessment Project, we
participated in a broader UWCC program yielding 530 successful appeals, saving nearly
This year’s holiday plans include the annual Turkey Dinner Distribution (12/19), a target of 650 new toys, three coat distributions with hats, gloves and scarves for kids and this year…. new winter gloves for adult men and women. Our December plans are aggressive but our community support is great!
The service area we serve may be small in relative terms, but the need has been especially great this year as we strive to maintain our high quality standards. Unfortunately that need continues into this Holiday Season.
Best wishes, Merry Christmas and a Happy 2021…..thank you once again for all you do!!
Honey Brook Food Pantry where donated food and financial support are always needed.
A non-profit 501(c) (3) organization I.D. 47-1786657