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

Food bank in Lancaster, PA

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, […]

Where Can I Go if I Am Homeless in Lancaster, PA?

homeless in Lancaster, PA. If you or someone you know has been evicted from their home and is currently experiencing homelessness in Lancaster, PA, there are resources available. The journey out of homelessness often begins with a hot meal and a safe place to sleep, and in Lancaster, there are a handful of shelters offering help for individuals […]

5 Things to Know About Free Medical Clinics in Lancaster, PA Going through health issues is hard, no matter what the circumstances may be. For those experiencing homelessness or struggling to make ends meet, it can add to an already heavy load of burdens. There are a couple of free medical clinics in Lancaster, PA offering help and critical care to those in our community […]

Why Sharon and Patricia Volunteer at Water Street Mission

If you visit the dining hall on a Thursday around lunch, odds are you’ll meet Sharon Burnside and Patricia McBride, two of our longtime friends who volunteer at Water Street Mission. Sharon has been serving at Water Street for six years, Patricia since 2011. Consistency comes to mind when talking to the two. When asked […]

6 Frequently Asked Questions About Women’s Shelter in Lancaster, PA

Being in a situation where you could lose your housing can feel so overwhelming and very scary but there are many options and services available to women and children seeking shelter in Lancaster Pennsylvania. At Water Street Mission we want you to feel welcome and safe and know that you are not alone. Lillie Otte, […]

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 […]

What To Know About Our Lancaster Food Bank

Hello to all our local Water Street Mission neighbors!  Did you know, Water Street Mission has a local food bank for Lancaster County residents? It’s called the Outreach Center, and it gives out groceries 3 days a week to local neighbors.  We can help you meet the bills, and check off the must-have items from […]

8 Things to Know about Water Street Mission’s Emergency Shelter

For many individuals struggling with homelessness, a hot meal and a safe place to sleep are the first steps to finding a better path forward. At Water Street Mission, we believe in supporting men and women experiencing homelessness in our community by equipping them with the tools and mindsets that will help them grow and […]