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Pantry items needed weekly include any frozen meats, canned meats and fish, canned fruit and vegetables, pastas and sauces, rice, noodles, mac&cheese, packaged or canned potatoes. condiments, kitchen staples (flour, sugar, etc.), dessert mixes, hearty soups, hot cocoa, coffee, tea, cereals and oatmeal. Other items needed each week are toiletries and hygiene products, cleaning supplies, household paper good, baggies, etc.
Fresh produce is appreciated year-round!
Since 2009, volunteers have spent each summer preparing bags filled with several choices of kid-friendly, individually-sized, healthy items for youngsters to pick up each Monday morning for that week. That first summer, we had an average of 55 children participating, and in 2017, the average was 155.
That's a lot of inventory needed each week!
Due to the growth in the number of families who find it helpful to participate in the summer lunch program, we are making plans to use the gym at the Family of God Community Church, which is about a block away for our facility, for the summer distribution site. Pick up will be at 147 First Avenue between 10am-12noon each Monday morning. Park in the lot off the alley behind the church, use the rear entrance to the church building, and volunteers will be available to help you in the gymnasium. For anyone needing an easy access ramp, please park on First Avenue in front of the church and come down the sidewalk which will take you inside without any stairs. Each child [ages 1-14] in a client household are eligible to pick up one bag each Monday morning; older youth in the family are welcome to receive a bag also but please make certain that they are registered.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discrimination based on race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, or reprisal for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
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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 Area, Eastern York, and Red Lion Area School Districts in York County, Pennsylvania.
COMMUNITY REACH, INC.
15 First Avenue
Red Lion, PA 17356
MONDAY - FRIDAY
9am - 2pm
SATURDAY - SUNDAY