Faith-based Service Agency Transforms Lives Through Meeting Basic Needs
When a family is struggling to put food on the table or keep a roof overhead, it becomes nearly impossible to escape that level of poverty.
As a faith-based social service agency and charitable food provider, New Hope Ministries supports member of the York community in their times of need and efforts toward stability.
New Hope was founded 40 years ago on the idea that families need access to basic resources, opportunities to gain new knowledge and skills and encouragement and motivation to escape poverty.
Annually, the nonprofit helps approximately 16,000 people, with about half residing in York County. The organization focuses it work in underserved communities with significant poverty needs, particularly rural communities. In south central Pennsylvania, New Hope serves the greater Dillsburg, Dover, Hanover, and northeastern communities of York County; the eastern half of Cumberland County; and south and northeastern areas of Adams County.
The Powder Mill Foundation recently supported New Hope’s Red Land Center Capital Campaign, providing funding for the purchase and renovation of the organization’s much-needed ninth service location and fourth in York County. Louis Appell, Jr. pledged himself to supporting nonprofits throughout York County to help those in need and strengthen the fabric of the region.
New Hope’s delivery of services in the Red Land community ensures that no one goes hungry, families have basic needs met and people can access workforce development training programs – all which closely align with the kinds of work Powder Mill foundation endeavors to support.
The new Red Land Center will provide food and needs assistance for up to 4,000 people annually, food storage capacity of approximately 200,000 pounds of cold and dry goods and volunteer engagement and support from 150 community members.
We are so profoundly grateful for the Powder Mill Foundation’s belief in our organization and our vision of a community without poverty, hunger, and suffering. I hope Mr. Appell would be proud of our project to create a state-of-the-art community resource and serve each day with excellence.
Eric Saunders, Executive Director, New Hope Ministries