Words can not express our gratitude for your congregation's gift, nor can they ever do justice to the positive impact First United Methodist will have on its neighbors.
It is a testament to the generous community that founded this organization that it has steadily grown for 68 years. Taking a big leap into the next chapter of our history, we currently relocate to our new 27,000 square-foot home at 812 N. Queen St. - the site of the old Gunzenhauser Bakery where horse drawn carriages dispatched to deliver bread for most of the 20th century.
A place that once fed Lancaster is feeding Lancaster again. It is innovating the "cans in, cans out" food bank model by offering nutritious fare, such as locally grown fruits and vegetables, to those most in need of nutrition. With 27,000 square-feet of space, the new facility will expand the Council's various other provisions for the needy, which include: gently worn clothing, affordable vehicles, work-related attire, emergency financial assistance, holiday gifts, winter shelter (for women and their children).
This exceptional community, which your recent gift exemplifies, has pulled our organization along for nearly seventy years. Now, in a building that once made Lancaster County's bread daily, your congregation's gifts are providing Lancaster County's "daily bread."
Director of Development & Finance
Lancaster County Council of Churches