T he Bread of Life Food Ministry Outreach has been a vital part of the Ministry Outreach of Millersburg Assembly of God since 1995, and exists for the purpose of being a blessing to those in need in the Upper Dauphin County area.
Presently serving 130-150 families per month, this Ministry of Compassion continues to be a valuable resource to not only the families who receive the food, but also the Community as we all benefit together through the Bread of Life Food Ministry.
While the bulk of the support for “Bread of Life” comes from the generous giving of the people of Millersburg Assembly of God who designate a special offering on the last Sunday of every month, we are also appreciative of the discounted purchase rates from the PA Food Bank as well as the generous gifts of food from Bethesda Mission, as well as various churches, grocery stores, and kind individuals in the area.
As the food is compiled throughout the month, the packing gets into “full swing” on the Thursday preceding the 2nd Saturday of the Month as volunteers gather in the Fellowship Hall of the Church at 7:00 PM to pack the grocery bags full of food. The bags of food are then lined up in the foyer of the church to be ready and available for Saturday.
Bread of Life Day is always the 2nd Saturday of each month, and begins at 9:30. As people exit the church, they are given bags of groceries with the number of bags based on the family size. Volunteers also are ready to assist them to their vehicles as they leave with their arms full of groceries and goodies.
God has truly blessed Millersburg Assembly of God to be able to host this wonderful ministry in our area. If you would like to have a part in giving of your time either packing food on Thursday and/or distributing food on Saturday, please feel free to give the church a call at 717-692-3904. Or, if you are in need of receiving food, you are encouraged to come and apply on the 2nd Saturday of the month. There are income guidelines to be eligible to receive the food.
If you would like to give financially to the General Operating Fund of Bread of Life Food Ministry, click this link.
To give toward our HAMS FOR CHRISTMAS outreach @$20 per ham, click this link or the graphic below.
Note: While we appreciate online donations through PayPal, they take a “bite” out of the donation for their fees. If you give via check every “penny” goes towards the Ministry. Either way is fine though!
GIVE BY CHECK:
Make check payable to: Bread of Life Food Ministry
Mail to: 2261 Shippen Dam Road, Millersburg PA 17061
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at 717-692-3904