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Latest Program Updates related to COVID-19

March 13, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Please check this page often for updates from New Hope Ministries.

Date of last update: 4/9/2020 9:23am

  • All New Hope Offices, Centers, and Programs will be closed on Friday, April 10, 2020, so our staff and volunteers can begin our Easter solemnity and celebration. We will reopen on Monday, April 13, 2020.
  • New Hope Ministries supports the CDC’s recommendation to wear masks during this health crisis. We are asking all guests, volunteers, and staff to wear masks when visiting New Hope. Thank you.
  • NEW Volunteer Sign up Sheet!! Click here to sign up to volunteer at New Hope Ministries. We are calling on healthy volunteers who can give their time to ensure that food services and other essential programs can continue. If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up using the new sign up sheet, or call the Center you want to volunteer at – or stop by.
  • Our food pantries continue to remain open for healthy individuals. We ask those exhibiting symptoms of illness not to visit our facilities. We are distributing food through a zero-contact “drive-up” model. Please call us if you need further assistance. 
  • Guests: If you have a scheduled evening or weekend appointment at one of our Centers, please call the Center first to confirm the status of your appointment.
  • With the closing of schools and calls for social distancing, as of Monday, March 16, New Hope’s group gatherings such as youth programs, nutrition classes, and budget classes will be cancelled.  
  • Due to school closures, this will mean that those who have benefited from our weekend nutrition backpack programs will no longer be receiving this service.  We are communicating with schools to let their students and families know our food pantries are available to serve their needs.
  • We are asking people with illness symptoms or who are high risk not to visit our buildings. We’re taking all necessary precautions by eliminating food preparation and physical contact, and following proper hand washing and sanitizing to ensure a safe environment.  
  • We invite businesses who have an urgent need for workers, such as cleaning, to communicate their openings with our workforce development team so we can promote with healthy individuals looking for work. Please call us for more information about our programs.

Finally, New Hope is appealing to the generosity of our supporters and communities to donate funds to support our essential services during a time of expected reduced support and increased need.

Please consider making a gift online here.

Please continue to pray with us and

God bless your support!

Please review the following to help successfully prevent and minimize the spread of COVID-19:

Information about COVID-19 continues to evolve rapidly. Stay up to date and find other shareable health education materials using these trusted sources.

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)       PA Department of Health         

World Health Organization