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October Donor Impact Report

Volunteers

“Every person can make a difference, and every person should try.”” (President John F. Kennedy)

Last month, 179 volunteers made a difference at The New Love Center, giving 732 hours of their time. Among the countless blessings that allow us to fulfill our mission, the men and women who serve as volunteers are the greatest. Every meal served and box of food distributed is accompanied by the love of a volunteer who has answered the call to give of themselves to those in need. Thank you volunteers for everything you do!

Are you interested in learning more about volunteering at The New Love Center? We’d love to have you join us!

Please come in and see what we do, with a first hand look at how you can make a difference, and get your questions answered. To set up a time to visit, call the office at 570-244-8838 or click here.

Café

In September, the Café served 576 meals. This key program serves delicious and healthy meals Monday through Friday to anyone 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.

27 volunteers gave 137 hours of their time to work in the Café. These volunteers helped prepare and serve meals, clean, and keep things moving along. As always, they did so with the love of Christ and friendly smiles that people know they’ll always find at The New Love Center.

Food Pantry

On the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month, our Food Pantry is open for distribution to provide food for those who might not otherwise be able to get it. In September, 836 individuals received food from the pantry. Without these distributions, many of those individuals would not have known where their next meal was coming from. We’re always happy to welcome new faces and build connections with people coming to us for the first time. In September, we were pleased to welcome 140 new individuals to our distributions.

The New Love Center also operates a number of other programs that help fight food insecurity. We have the ElderShare program, which provides an extra box of food to seniors. In September, 82 senior boxes were distributed. Our MilitaryShare program served 140 households. We also have the Pop-Up Pantries, which extend our reach to additional locations that may be easier for some people to access. In Renovo, 99 individuals received food and in Lock Haven, another 230 individuals were served.

Read the rest of our October Donor Impact Report by clicking HERE. You can find archives of the reports and other newsletters HERE.

September Donor Impact Report

Volunteers

September is Hunger Action Month, and our amazing volunteers along with thousands of others in Clinton and Lycoming counties are joining in on the fight against hunger!

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” (Helen Keller)

In August, 748 volunteer hours were given by our dedicated volunteers at The New Love Center. 210 men and women came together to accomplish so much, as they do every month. We are blessed by their selfless giving and could not continue the great things we do without them. On behalf of all the people who benefit from your time and energy, thank you volunteers! Whether it’s receiving donations, sorting and storing them, distributing meals, or serving in our café, everything is done with the love of Christ in service to our community.

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.

Volunteer Spotlight

In August, 17 young adults and chaperones from Cottage Ministries and Greenview Alliance Church came out to help us pack and distribute boxes for Lock Haven. They also cleaned all the barn-stored shelving we bought at Sears and helped assemble it in the Henry Street Annex. We are so grateful to this wonderful group of volunteers and look forward to working with them again in the future. Thank you so much, the shelves look great!

Café

Few things bring people together like a meal. At the Café, we don’t just serve food, we provide the opportunity to sit down and socialize, talking to each other and enjoying some company. Many of our clients live alone and may not get the chance to see people throughout the day. In August, we served 600 meals at no cost to anyone who came through our doors, giving them food and friendship served with the love of Christ.

36 volunteers made this possible, donating 156 hours of their time. Our volunteers are special people who understand the importance of making personal contact with each person. They go out of their way to make a space “where the love of Christ provides for all.”

Food Pantry

Most of the donations we receive are in the form of food that can be distributed to those in need. Open the 2nd and 4th Friday of the month, individuals come and receive these donations at the Pantry. These distributions are at the heart of what we do. Without them, those facing food insecurity would be forced to choose between paying bills and buying groceries. In August, 908 individuals received food from the pantry and didn’t need to worry about how to get their groceries. 149 of these individuals received assistance for the first time.

The New Love Center also operates a number of other programs that help fight food insecurity. We have the MilitaryShare program, which provides an extra box of food to seniors. In August, 140 households participated in it. There is the Senior Box program, which gets additional food to senior citizens, helping 93 individuals this month. We also have the Pop-Up Pantries, which extend our reach to additional locations that may be easier for some people to access. In Renovo, 109 individuals received food and in Lock Haven, another 200 individuals were served.

Read the rest of our September Donor Impact Report by clicking HERE. You can find archives of the reports and other newsletters HERE.

August Donor Impact Report

Volunteers

“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.

Café

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.

Food Pantry

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.

Read the rest of our August Donor Impact Report by clicking HERE. You can find archives of the reports and other newsletters HERE.

July Donor Impact Report

A WARM WELCOME TO CHRIS BRASS, OUR NEW OPERATIONS MANAGER!

Chris joined The New Love Center as Operations Manager this past May. In his new role, Chris hopes to help TNLC grow in its capacity to reach those who are food-insecure, getting the word out that no one should go without the food they need.

Chris has lived in this area his whole life. He graduated from Penn College in Williamsport. He went on to work at Chilitech Internet for 11 years, before starting his own company, Brass Distribution Group 7 years ago. He was drawn to TNLC by a desire to give back and do something good for the community, drawing on his own Christian faith as inspiration to serve those in need.

Chris and his wife Katie have three children, ages 11, 9, and 7. He enjoys spending time outdoors and even runs a small orchard.

Volunteers

In June, 213 volunteers donated 710.5 hours of their time at The New Love Center. What a tremendous outpouring of people’s goodness to serve those in need! We can’t thank you enough for this display of your love. Whether it’s through receiving, sorting, distributing food, serving meals, or simply offering a friendly smile, our volunteers make a difference every day in the lives of those who know they can depend on The New Love Center.

Have you considered volunteering with us? Don’t put it off any longer! You’re welcome to come in any time and see where we work. We’ll be happy to answer your questions and show you around. Please 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.

Café

Many of us take our daily meals for granted, knowing that there’s enough food in the house to last for a while. Some people don’t have that luxury and may not know where their next meal is coming from. In June, we served 462 meals to anyone who walked through the door. 47 of our volunteers spent more than 160 hours in the Café to make that possible. Without them, some of our clients might not have eaten at all on any given day.

Food Pantry

Food insecurity is often a hidden problem. Providing a safe, loving environment helps break down the barrier between people who need food and the help available to them. That’s what we try to do every day at the pantry.

This past month, 1,032 individuals were served. 68 of them came to The New Love Center for the first time. The Renovo Pop-Up pantry helped reach an additional 200 people, 45 of whom were new. 94 Senior boxes were distributed, 148 households received MilitaryShare boxes, and 25 people picked up Peanut Butter & Jelly Packs. 82 students received food through the Jersey Shore Backpack Program, ensuring that our kids would have enough food to eat, too.

Read the rest of our July Donor Impact Report by clicking HERE. You can find archives of the reports and other newsletters HERE.

June Donor Impact Report

Thank You!

On behalf of everyone who benefits from the donations made to The New Love Center, thank you to our kind and ready donors. Without you, those who find themselves food insecure would not have the means to secure their basic needs. This month, we received a total of 3,282 pounds of food. We would like thank the following donors who stepped up in a big way:

  • Lingle’s Neighborhood Market, who donated 64 pounds
    of baked goods and other foods.
  • Weis Market, who donated a total of 2,526 pounds of mixed
    meats, breads, and other items.
  • Mr. Sticky, who donated 43 pounds of baked goods.

Volunteers

“Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.” (Proverbs 11:25)

God continues to bless The New Love Center through the selfless giving of our volunteers, and in turn blesses our volunteers by fulfilling His promise. Words cannot express our gratitude for the countless ways our volunteers bless us. In the month of May, 185 volunteers gave 760 hours of their time! The people who come to The New Love Center for help benefit as much from the food they receive as they do from the genuine love shown by each and every volunteer.

Are you interested in becoming a volunteer?
See how your life will be enriched by giving the blessing of your time at
The New Love Center.

You can join us any time to see what kind of work we do. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Please 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.

Café

Our Café is going strong, serving take-out meals that are both healthy and delicious every Monday through Friday. In May, we served 1,686 meals. No one should go a day without food, and this program ensures that everyone who wants a meal can get one at no cost. Through the work of our volunteers, we have been able to prepare and deliver these meals for pick-up, as our dining room is still not open. In the month of May, 93 volunteers gave 288.5 hours to make this possible.

Starting Tuesday, June 1, the café returned to dine-in service and take-out was discontinued. Those clients who cannot come in can sign up for meals on wheels, which are being delivered at this time. In the café, wearing a mask is up to each individual. Tables are set up to allow for some distancing and are being sanitized between clients. Numbers are expected to climb as clients get used to coming back in.

Food Pantry

Our mission at The New Love Center revolves around providing food for those who would otherwise go without. One of the primary ways we do that is through our pantry, which distributes food on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month. In May, our volunteers helped 1,020 clients receive the food they needed. 86 of those were first time visitors to The New Love Center. The Renovo Pop-Up Pantry allowed us to serve an additional 98 individuals, 5 of whom were new. 139 households received MilitaryShare boxes at the American Legion on May 20. The Backpack program served 175 elementary and middle school students and 55 high school students.

Read the rest of our June Donor Impact Report by clicking HERE. You can find archives of the reports and other newsletters HERE.