“It is better to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35)
In July, 204 volunteers gave 722 hours of their time at The New Love Center! These men and women are shining examples of what it means to give. We are continually blessed by their service and could not accomplish the great things we do without them. Words cannot express the thanks of everyone who benefits from their time and energy. Our volunteers receive donations, sort and store them, distribute meals, serve and clean in our café and always do so with a friendly smile, showing the love of Christ.
Have you considered volunteering with us? We’d love to have you join us! You can come in any time and see what we do.
Have your questions answered and get a first hand look at how you might be able to give. Call Kristin in the office at 570-244-8838 to set up a time to visit or click here to find out more about volunteering with us.
This past month, the Café served 525 dine-in meals. This vital program serves delicious and healthy meals Monday through Friday to everyone who wants one at no cost. As we continue toward our dream of building a new food hub, which will include a dining room and kitchen, we look forward to giving people the opportunity for fellowship and community, in addition to a hot meal.
In July, 37 volunteers gave 172 hours of their time to work in the Café. These volunteers helped prepare the meals and keep things clean. Without them, some of our clients might not be able to eat at all on any given day.
The New Love Center is entirely focused on addressing food insecurity. One of the most important ways we do that is through our Food Pantry, which is open the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month. In July, we distributed food to 870 clients, representing 424 households. The New Love Center also helped distribute food to 134 households through the MilitaryShare program at the American Legion and gave 77 Senior Boxes to seniors who meet financial guidelines. We continue to operate the Renovo Pop-Up Pantry, which provided food to another 135 individuals, and the Lock Haven Pop-Up Pantry, which served 293 individuals.