OUR MISSION STATEMENT Community REACH, Inc. aspires to reach out with open arms to provide guidance in times of need. With our friendly staff and volunteers, we are able to fulfill our goals of creating positive situations despite the obstacles that life can throw in our path. Through empathy-powered movement, we are able to provide a reliable source of supplemental nutrition to those struggling with food insecurity. We ensure that families have heat or fuel and electricity in times that all efforts to make ends meet aren't enough. Community REACH offers assistance to households with school-aged children, assuring parents that their kids will have sufficient nourishment over the weekends and summer months when school lunches are not available. We safeguard the warmth of persons struggling through the winter months. We welcome everyone regardless of race, ethnicity, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability, etc.. Client information is held confidential. Emergency situations are handled on a priority basis.
Community REACH FAQs:
How many people does community reach serve?
Community REACH provides support for 350-400 families in Dallastown, Eastern York, and Red Lion school districts. We serve at least 125 seniors and 300 children.
FROM Where does community REACH GET FUNDING?
Community REACH relies on volunteers, donations, monetary gifts, food pantry donations, fundraising events, grants and endowments. We are a distribution partner with Central Pennsylvania Food Bank and with York County Food Bank which allows our agency to receive inventory from the state food allotment and the TEFAP products each month, as well as various other programming support and information.
Where is COmmunity REACH?
The agency is located at 15 First Avenue in Red Lion. We are the old firehouse which was built in 1904. The building has seen various occupants and uses during its 114 years of history, but it has stood the test of time. On November 14, 2015, the building was rededicated in honor of Miss Ruthann Young, the lead donor during the first-ever Capital Campaign [2011-2016]. Although the successful capital campaign has been closed, we continue to accept any donation toward the capital improvements funds. These funds support the upkeep, maintenance and repairs of our historically important building; upgrades to the building are needed to insure the best use of the space for our services for many more years.
44 YEARS AND COUNTING
We offer our clients a wide range of services including a choice food pantry, school supplies, cold weather gear, and classes. Our friendly staff and volunteers are here to resource, educate, advocate, connect and help our community. Our service areas are the Red Lion Area School District, Dallastown School District, and Eastern School District.
"The fact that there are places like this gives us the opportunity to help our neighbors and fellow human beings. That's what it's all about.”
- Daily Volunteer
We Would Love to Give You A Tour! Contact JoEllen Hynson at ExecDirector@commreach.org or via phone: 717-244-6934, Monday - Friday, 9am-2pm
Community REACH, Inc. was established in 1974 and incorporated in 1975, Community REACH, Inc. is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit human services agency providing basic items of support to nearly 350 families residing in the Dallastown, Eastern York, and Red Lion school districts of York County. Food insecurity is a real concern for nearly 12% of the population.