Water Street Mission Calls on Community to Set a New Record: Rescue Mission Food Drive Goal is 110,000 lbs. of Food
Rescue Mission Food Drive

Lancaster, PA (November 2023) – Water Street Mission is raising the bar and offering a challenge to the Lancaster County community as it kicks off one of its most important campaigns of the year. 

The goal of the 2023 annual food drive is a record-breaking 110,000 lbs. of non-perishable food. The Rescue Mission Food Drive (RMFD) that begins on November 1, 2023, and runs until December 22, 2023, takes place across Lancaster County. 

To achieve such widespread outreach, Water Street Mission is partnering with local businesses and individuals for a massive campaign to fuel their yearlong efforts of providing food to those in need. All donations can be dropped off at Water Street Mission’s campus or one of more than 30 participating locations. A list of drop-off locations and accepted items can be found at rescuemissionfooddrive.org

Each year, Water Street Mission aims to break a new record, inspire generosity, and connect the community to the impact of the organization’s mission. 

Water Street Mission provides more than 300 meals a day in its dining hall and distributes groceries to thousands of members of the community each month through the Outreach Center.  Every item counts and goes to help feed and support life-change for our own Lancaster County neighbors, who have a chance to enroll in classes and counseling and engage more deeply in learning and growth. 

“Each year we look forward to Rescue Mission Food Drive as a tangible way our community can show love to those experiencing homelessness,” explains Jack Crowley, President of Water Street Mission. “The impact a meal can make in rejuvenating and showing love to someone in need is huge.  One meal can be the tipping point for someone deciding to reach out for help or take that next step to pursue a fuller life.” 

“One meal can be the tipping point for someone deciding to reach out for help or take that next step to pursue a fuller life.” 

– Jack Crowley

RMFD is a critical campaign for Water Street Mission and widespread support is needed to reach the ambitious goal of 110,000 lbs. of food by December 22. Anyone interested in giving or hosting a food drive to have an even bigger impact should visit rescuemissionfooddrive.org to learn more. 

About Water Street

Since 1905, Water Street Mission has provided an environment of hope and healing where at-risk men, women, and children in Lancaster County can find a hand-up and restoration with God. In addition to food and shelter, all guests have access to medical, dental, behavioral health, spiritual, and career support while on campus. For more information about the programs and services of Water Street Mission, visit WSM.org.

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