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Scouting for Food 2020

Working together, Troop 39 – boys, Troop 39 – girls, Girl Scouts of America, and Cub Pack 263 collected 1105 bags of food (setting another record) for Mount Joy Community Food Bank. After approximately 10 hours of unpacking, sorting and date checking by our 10 member Food Bank team, our shelves are organized, stocked and ready for the months ahead.

Thank you to everyone in the Mount Joy community for making this a HUGE success!

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Giving Back to the Community

When Pastor Albert at Glossbrenner Church asked if the Mount Joy Furniture Bank could gather health supplies to be taken to Mission Central, we did what we could to help! Through communication with Mission Central, Pastor Albert had discovered that there was a shortage of supplies. When the Furniture Bank was out of space, Bob Huff and John Paules loaded up Bob’s truck and delivered what we had collected.

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Help for Eviction Prevention

Both renters and landlords can participate in an eviction protection program, with a primary focus on households below 80% of Area Median Income ($63,600 annually). To start the process of getting help, households can call 2-1-1 and be assessed for eligibility. Eligible households then participate in Eviction Prevention Network (EPN) – partner facilitated tenant/landlord mediation; engage in ongoing case management and/or financial coaching; and could receive rental assistance.

If you are in need of assistance, please see the link below for more information:

One United Lancaster – click here

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Troop 39 Holds Food Drive During COVID-19

Dillian Greenig, Mount Joy Boy Scout Leader of Troop #39, wanted to do something for the people in Mount Joy during the COVID-19 pandemic. So he decided to have a Mini Contactless Food Drive on Saturday, April 18th, to benefit the Mount Joy Food Bank.

Pictured above are Mr. and Mrs. Greenig and Dillon delivering food and monetary donations to the Food Bank. Thank you for your generosity!

Troop 39 Food Drive Mount Joy Food Bank
Pictured L to R: Clay Gold, Dillian Greenig, and Mr. Greenig
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Two Area Youth Pay it Forward

Jordin and Addison Meyers wanted to do something for the healthcare workers and Penn State Hershey Hospital where their father worked, and so they created and donated a number of rubber band mask holders to help protect healthcare workers’ ears. The count donated is around 175 bands so far!

When people at their dad’s work started giving donations for all the girls’ work on the rubber band mask holders, Jordin and Addison decided right away they did not want to keep it! Their first thought was the Food Bank.

Then their grandparents, Dennis and Janet Lehman, decided they would match the money raised.  The girls came to Mount Joy Helping Services and donated the $200 they had raised in addition to the $200 match from their grandparents. Thank you!

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Rubber band mask holders created by Jordin and Addison
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Thank You!

Thank you to the Mount Joy Community who are continuing to drop off food and/or sending monetary donations.

Your generosity is allowing us to keep the Food Bank up and running.

A shout out to the 10 volunteers pictured for adapting to the change to the drive-thru process of distributing food and to fellow Rotarians for delivering food to people, who can not make it to the Food Bank.