Boyertown Area Multi-Service COVID-19 Response Fund
We are here to help.
Thanks to you, we are here to make sure
no one in our community goes hungry and
no one is alone during this uncertain time.
We are seeing more people than ever.
We are providing more meals than ever.
We want to continue serving those in need.
Four weeks of Meals and Hope: March 16 - April 10
Celebrating these incredible achievements over the past month...
Preston’s Pantry: 253 households facing hunger in our community were served in a modified drive through food pantry. 645 individuals (402 adults + 243 children) received 26,290 pounds of food!
Compared to February: 142 households (375 individuals = 221 adults + 154 children) and 14,947 pounds of food distributed
Increase: 78% increase in # of households served
Meals on Wheels: 3,610 Meals on Wheels meals were prepared on site by our Executive Chef Mest, Sous Chef Parks, and their team of volunteers, then packaged, loaded, and delivered by volunteers to home bound elderly and disabled individuals. So far, we have not missed a day, thanks to our incredible volunteers!
Compared to February: 2,713 Meals on Wheels prepared and delivered
Increase: 15% increase in daily meals
Grab & Go Senior Meals: 1,792 to-go meals for seniors were prepared on site and packaged for distribution. Meals are served in a drive-through format to older adults. There are no residency requirements. Daily average is now 100+ meals being served in the modified format. Beginning last weekend, we are now distributing extra meals on Fridays for seniors facing food access challenges over the weekend. In addition to the hot meal, seniors in the drive-through are offered Preston’s Pantry items if needed (shelf stable food, produce, personal care items, etc).
Compared to February: 1,664 meals served in our dining room
Increase: 8% more meals, and trending even higher in April
Ricketts Center: 770 meals were provided to youth and families in a modified walk up format. (665 through the Archdiocese of Philadelphia + Wawa meals + 50 “family bags” of food and produce) We are so glad to be able to provide food for the whole family in addition to the youth meals. There are no residency requirements.
Traditionally, when the building was open, youth would receive meals after school through an amazing partnership with the Arch Diocese of Philadelphia meal program. We are so grateful they offered to continue in this modified format.
Case management continues to offer over the phone assistance to those in-need of support in our community.
Friendly Connection volunteers, in addition to staff, are reaching out to seniors to help combat social isolation.
Although our doors are locked, volunteers and staff are working hard across all of our programs. We truly have an incredible staff and volunteers who are so dedicated to helping those in-need in our community!
Our building is closed to the public but you can reach us by phone, 610-367-6957, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit us on Facebook.
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