For 38 years, New Hope Ministries has shared the love of Christ by helping our neighbors in times of need through our food pantries, help with basic needs, and employment and stability training programs. For just over ten years, New Hope has been serving the East Pennsboro area in Cumberland County from its food pantries in Mechanicsburg and Lemoyne, and visiting the community with our monthly mobile food pantry. This help has made a big difference for families who live in the area. But we have known for some time now that there are many families who still have difficulty accessing our services.
Our local supporting churches and the Upper West Shore Ministerium have been valued partners during the past ten years, and have enthusiastically endorsed a long-term solution of opening a local center to help our neighbors from this area. After several years of planning, and a generous gift from Cumberland County and the Community Development Block Grant program, New Hope is ready to launch our newest location serving the Enola area!
Together with our partners at the United Way of the Capital Region, the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, and the community of local churches who support our work, we are so proud to announce that we have identified a building located at 110 Altoona Avenue in Enola, and that we hope to be open and serving the community in January 2021. Notices will be sent out as soon as we have a committed opening date. There’s lots of work to be done, but we are so excited to be able to help meet the needs of this community, especially during this challenging time.
As we begin this important work, we will need lots of help and the community to make this project a success. We are continuing to raise funds to support the opening of the new food pantry and outreach center. We are in need of around $100,000 to be ready to open for business. We will also need committed volunteers, donations of food, ongoing financial support, and friends to share the good news that there is local help available for those going through hard times.
Would you consider blessing and helping the people who depend upon our services with a special gift or pledge today to this project? You can make an online gift, or mail a donation or Letter of Commitment to New Hope Ministries, P.O. Box 448, Dillsburg, PA 17019. We also humbly ask for your prayers for the successful and swift completion of the first phase of this project.
We will share more information with you as we move forward with this project. We are grateful to be serving in a community where neighbors truly do help one another. Thanksgiving blessings to you!
Eric Saunders, Executive Director