See The Renovation of Our Family Residential Common Space!

We recently finished our renovation of the Family Residential common space on campus! These newly designed areas are even better suited to be a place of rest for moms and children while they take part in the inner work of healing through classes and counseling. It’s safe, inviting, and better equipped for kids to do homework, […]

Sixteen Years Of Caring From The Heart

Carol and Susan are two of our most dedicated volunteers.  They’ve been helping us sort clothing since we had a thrift store open to the public 16 years ago. “When we were open all those years, you really got to know the people in the community,” says Susan.  At one point, soap was hard to […]

The Shopping Experience at Water Street’s Food Bank in Lancaster

Water Street's Food Bank in Lancaster, PA Coming to a food bank can be a big step for many of our neighbors. Many in our Lancaster community face difficult decisions between paying rent and buying groceries, and it’s important for us to make sure everyone who’s visiting Water Street’s food bank in Lancaster feel comfortable as they shop for their families.  Here’s […]

The 5 Most Needed Items at Water Street’s Food Bank in Lancaster This Season

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This holiday season alone, we will serve nearly 27,000 meals to people experiencing homelessness. Additionally, we will give thousands of bags of groceries to our community members in need through our food bank in Lancaster.  “We are excited to raise over 110,000 pounds of food this year, with all of your help,” says Kerry Brubaker, […]

Reverberate 2023: Photos

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What a blessing it was so see individuals from all over Lancaster County come out for Reverberate 2023 in Long’s Park! Despite the heavy rainfall, we were able to simply gather to praise God and be in His presence together.  A big thank you to our sponsors, worship bands, food trucks and every single one […]

Water Street Mission Hosts Reverberate, an Evening of Food, Worship, and Neighborly Love

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Lancaster, PA (August 2023) – Water Street Mission and over 70 partner churches are encouraging Lancaster County residents to come together in fellowship. The 5th annual Reverberate will be held on Sunday, September 17, 2023. The event will feature food trucks and a night of worship at Long’s Park outdoor amphitheater. Rain or shine, the evening will […]

Food Banks in Lancaster, PA: 6 Common Questions Answered

Food Banks in Lancaster, PA: Water Street Mission's Outreach Center The reality for many individuals and families in Lancaster, PA is having to choose between paying rent or having food on the table. There are several resources for community members in need – including food banks, community kitchens and local government programs.  Water Street’s Outreach Center is one of the local food banks in Lancaster, PA […]

Rescue Mission Food Drive brings in over 90,000 lbs. of food for Water Street Mission

When Uncle Leroy of Uncle Leroy’s Candy Kitchen came to Water Street Mission’s loading dock on Thanksgiving Day 2022 with donated cookies and goodies in hand, Chef Terence Reed (Chef T) was beside himself.  “I fanned out. I acted like Michael Jackson had pulled up on the dock,” Chef T reminisced. “The level of excitement […]