Lord's Pantry of Downingtown
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Serving the emergency food needs of Downingtown, Lionville and Exton residents
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Ways you can help

There are many ways in which you can help the Lord's Pantry.  Please click on the links below to see how simple collections or participation in one of our programs can benefit the pantry!  We encourage you to spread the word through your church, civic group or place of employment. 

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Monetary Donations

- Cash, Checks made payable to: Lord's Pantry, 141 E. Lancaster Avenue, Downingtown, PA 19335
- Grocery Store Gift Cards - we use these to supplement when needed and we take advantage of special store sales.

 Food Drives and Collections

We distribute over 10,000 pounds of food per week, so food drives are vital.  You can hold a food drive in your neighborhood, school, small group, place of employment, health club, girl/boy scouts, etc. We welcome all unexpired, non-perishable food donations at all times of the year. Please drop off your donations during our open hours.

If you can not make it during these times, Lionville Car Care will accept donations on our behalf.  They are conveniently located at 181 Eagleview Blvd in Exton, next to Papa John's and across from Target. You may drop off your unexpired, non-perishable donations during their open hours Mon - Fri 7 - 6, and Sat 8 - 4.  

JustGive

JustGive makes it quick and convenient to use your credit card to donate.
 
Support Healthy Food Choice Program
 

This began in 2010 with a small grant.  Clients receive milk, eggs, fruit, vegetables and two healthy meat choices each month.  You can give directly to this program by writing a check and designating "Healthy Food Choice" in the memo section.

Donate to Special distributions

Donate to our Back to School, Christmas in July or Adopt a Family for Christmas.

Collect Used Cell Phones

We receive cash for late model used cell phones

Collect Used Printer Cartridges

We receive a $3 coupon towards any purchase at Staples

Diaper Drives

Diapers, baby wipes and baby shampoos are always needed, as they are expensive items.  Many of our clients receive WIC, which covers formula but not diapers or wipes.

Toiletry Drives

Shampoo, conditioner, razors, shaving cream, feminine products, Depends, aftershave, deodorant, soap, etc. which are not covered by food stamps.

Birthday Baskets

Put together birthday baskets with cake mix, icing, candles, birthday plates, napkins etc.

Collection Baskets

If you own a business or know someone who owns a business who would be willing to have our coin collection box on the counter, please let us know.

Restaurant Nights

Please email us if you would be willing to contact local restaurants about holding Lord's Pantry Nights (where a percentage of purchases goes to the pantry).

Employer Support

If you would be willing to approach your employer about supporting the Pantry or finding out the process by which we would apply for support, please let us know.

Fund Raising

There are many ways to raise funds.  Some examples are: hosting a home party or having a yard sale and donating the proceeds; having office staff "pay" for the "privilege" of a dress-down day; or donating a percentage of the admission from an event such as a concert.  The possibilities are only limited by your imagination!

Reusable Grocery Bags

We are always accepting and in need of "earth friendly" reusable shopping bags like the ones sold for $1 in most grocery stores.  Our clients receive 5 each.  This has drastically reduced the amount of paper and plastic bags we have to collect.  It's good for the environment and much easier for our clients to carry their groceries since many of them walk.  
 
Referrals
 
Refer those in need (must live in the Downingtown, Exton, Lionville area).