Rescue Mission Food Drive

From November 1 to December 22

What's Rescue Mission Food Drive?

Lancaster coming together!

This holiday season alone, Water Street Mission will serve nearly 45,000 meals to people experiencing homelessness. Additionally, we will give thousands of bags of groceries to those in need.  That’s why we are asking our Lancaster community for a helping hand!

In order to reach our food drive goal of 100,000 pounds, here are two simple steps you can take to join the effort and make a difference for struggling families and individuals in our local community!

Get Started With 2 Steps!

Step 1: Fill a bag with the following suggested items:

Boxed cereal

Boxed stuffing mix

Canned fruit

Canned meats (Spam/Tuna)

Canned vegetables

Canned soup

Canned yams or sweet potatoes

Coffee (beans or ground)

Instant mashed potatoes

Juice (OJ & Apple – Plastic)

Ketchup, mustard and mayonnaise


Pancake mix and syrup


Peanut butter and jelly

Rice (all kinds)

Salad dressings

Spaghetti sauce

Cans of Chef-boy-r-dee (canned spaghetti, ravioli, spaghetti oh’s)

Cans of beef stew

Boxed hamburger helper type mixes

Mac & cheese

Step 2: Drop off your donation at:

Sheetz (All Stores In Lancaster County)

Weis Markets (See A List Of Participating Stores)

Sharp Shopper

Boscov’s (Park City)

AAA Central Penn (Lititz & Centerville only)

M&T Bank (See A List Of Participating Stores)

Community Aid (Lancaster Only)

Any Berger Rental Community Office

Bomberger’s Store (Lititz)

Murray (Lancaster City offices)

Escape on Queen

Sahd Metal Recycling

Tanger Outlets Lancaster (Shopper Services Building)

Or choose a direct drop-off

You can always drop off your food goods at our dock, Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. We are located on 210. S Prince Street in Lancaster.

How much is 100,000 lbs?

100,000 lbs. is roughly equal to 34 cars!

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Thank you to our Sponsors!




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