The closure of Bethlehem Steel in 1995 forced our community to pull together to support and provide for countless families. Nearly 40 years later, and including the devastation of a pandemic, the importance of helping our neighbors in need while we ease back into “normalcy” continues in earnest. As we kick off Spring Against Hunger, we are excited to share some updates and changes that are in store for 2023.
- Case management services have been enhanced with the addition of three staff members who will increase our work to remove barriers and help clients reach the highest level of self-sufficiency possible.
- In April, our drop-in and meal center will reopen. New Bethany recently hired our first Director of Facilities, and he and his team are hard at work creating a more welcoming space for guests and clients. Alongside this, the hospitality staff is diligently revamping featured programming to better meet the needs of people seeking our services.
- Changes to Choice Food Pantry operations will increase access to fresh, nutritious groceries for food-insecure neighbors. Expanding hours and adding cold storage are part of the solution.
- Plans are in the works to launch a capital campaign to support the expansion of temporary supportive housing for individuals and families at risk of homelessness or experiencing the trauma of homelessness. New non-congregate units will be targeted to underserved populations, including families with children, single women, and members of the LGBTQ+ community.
When welcoming friends, family, and neighbors into our home, it is customary to offer food and drink. New Bethany embraces that tradition. Our relationships also start with a meal. Please support the most basic human need by contributing to our Spring Against Hunger campaign. With your help, we can continue our mission to give a neighbor in need a new beginning.
This season, we turn to you for support. New Bethany’s Spring Hunger Appeal kicks off on Monday, March 20th, and runs through June 21st. Join the community as we rally for those who find themselves jobless, homeless, and needing a helping hand.
What To Know About Hosting a Food Drive
Want to provide a tangible impact for our Spring Against Hunger? Our Choice Food Pantry, Mollard Hospitality Center, and Trinity Soup Kitchen are always open to food donations. Set up a food drive at your workplace, place of worship, social club, or just with your group of friends and family!
Curious about the types of food you should be asking for when hosting a food drive? Click here to find out!
Donations are accepted at the following times & locations:
- Food Pantry drop-off – 9 am-12 pm & 1 pm – 3:30 pm weekdays
- Hospitality Center drop-off 9 am-12 pm & 1 pm – 3:30 pm weekdays
Please contact Tim Burke at [email protected] or 610-691-5602 x. 206 with any questions!
Are you registered to walk with us in the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community?
New Bethany Ministries is committed to addressing the immediate needs in our community such as food and basic hygiene, providing short-term housing solutions, and encouraging long-term change that will lift individuals out of poverty. Walking in the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community is a simple way for people to share that commitment.
Saturday, June 3th at DeSales University
Curious about what to do after you register?
- Check out the Participant Toolkit
Full of tips, tricks, and best practices, this toolkit will prepare you for your virtual fundraiser.