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Fill The Freezer

Make and donate a casserole full of love to bless the homeless and hungry of downtown Harrisburg through Helping Hands Ministry. Pick up a casserole tray and recipe from the Gathering Space, prepare a hearty meal and return it labeled and frozen to the Mission Hub! Due by October 28th.

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Thanksgiving Meal Drive

Our goal is to collect 600 Boxes of Stuffing Mix for a Thanksgiving Meal Drive, benefiting the constituents of Bethesda Mission in Harrisburg in Jesus name! Due by October 28th.

Our goal is to collect 300 Boxes of Instant Potatoes to fill emergency Thanksgiving needs through the Ecumenical Food Pantry located in Harrisburg! Due by October 28th.

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Peanut Butter Drive

Our goal is to collect 57 jars of peanut butter for the BackPack Ministry. This program is designed to meet the hunger needs of students in the Camp Hill School District who receive backpacks with nonperishable and vitamin fortified foods to take home on weekends. Due by October 28th.

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Socktoberfest!

Our goal is to collect 1,200 pairs of adult-sized socks so that the Mobile mission can give out 100 pairs a month to the unhoused living on Harrisburg streets throughout the year! Due by October 28th.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21ST

Crop Hunger Walk

Sunday, October 21st is the annual Crop Hunger Walk through Church World Service. It is an event where we raise funds individually to help end hunger both locally and around the world through Christian service!

  • Registration at 1:00pm
  • PA State Capitol (front steps), 501 N 3rd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17120
  • All Are Welcome!
  • Contact: Ann Neiman 717-712-6302

MONDAY, OCTOBER 22ND

Central PA Food Bank
Packing & Sorting in Warehouse

The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank distributes more than 48 million pounds of food and grocery products, equivalent to more than 40 million meals, every year to more than 900 soup kitchens, shelters, and food pantries in 27 central Pennsylvania counties.

Please wear close-toed shoes and dress appropriately for the weather, as the warehouse temperature fluctuates with the current weather conditions.

  • 6:00pm — 8:00pm
  • 12 People Needed (ages 12 and up with a parent or guardian)
  • Central PA Food Bank, 3908 Corey Road, Harrisburg, PA 17109
  • Don’t let transportation keep you from signing up, contact Kris for more details!
  • Contact: Kris Kaleida  717-917-2419

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23RD

New Hope Ministries
Packing & Sorting in Warehouse

New Hope Ministries, a Christian social service agency that shows the love and hope of Christ by serving our neighbors in times of need and supporting their efforts towards long term stability.

  • 6:00pm — 8:00pm
  • 10 People Needed
  • Mechanicsburg Center, 5228 E Trindle Road, Hampden Township, PA 17050
  • Don’t let transportation keep you from signing up, contact Linda for more details!
  • Contact: Linda Armstrong  717-602-9004

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24TH

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Wednesday Connection
Modified Classes

As a church we are making a statement that we are unified in our efforts of Hunger Awareness and God’s response to serve the poor and marginalized as Jesus did. All our classes, children and youth included, are taking a break from their normal routines to serve together for God’s glory!

  • 5:45pm — 8:00pm at Camp Hill UMC
  • All Are Welcome!
  • Contact: Linda Armstrong 717-602-9004

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25TH

Ministerio del Pan*
Unloading the Food Bank Truck

Ministerio del Pan is a weekly Christian food pantry to the impoverished community of Allison Hill, Harrisburg located at Derry Street UMC.

  • 8:00am — 9:30am
  • 2 People Needed (Heavy Lifting Required)
  • Derry Street UMC, 1508 Derry St, Harrisburg, PA 17104
  • Don’t let transportation keep you from signing up, contact Fred for more details!
  • Contact: Fred Clark 717-512-1142

*If you regularly serve in one of these ministries, no need to sign up—you’re already included!

Ministerio del Pan*
Compiling Food Pantry Boxes

Ministerio del Pan is a weekly Christian food pantry to the impoverished community of Allison Hill, Harrisburg located at Derry Street UMC.

  • 9:00am — 11:00am
  • 2 People Needed (Lots of Walking)
  • Derry Street UMC, 1508 Derry St, Harrisburg, PA 17104
  • Don’t let transportation keep you from signing up, contact Fred for more details!
  • Contact: Fred Clark 717-512-1142

*If you regularly serve in one of these ministries, no need to sign up—you’re already included!

Ministerio del Pan*
Help Distribute Food Boxes to Guests

Ministerio del Pan is a weekly Christian food pantry to the impoverished community of Allison Hill, Harrisburg located at Derry Street UMC.

  • 11:00am — 12:30pm
  • 2 People Needed (Heavy Lifting & Stairs)
  • Derry Street UMC, 1508 Derry St, Harrisburg, PA 17104
  • Don’t let transportation keep you from signing up, contact Fred for more details!
  • Contact: Fred Clark 717-512-1142

*If you regularly serve in one of these ministries, no need to sign up—you’re already included!

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26TH

Ecumenical Food Pantry*
Packing & Sorting in Warehouse

Ecumenical Food Pantry housed by Messiah Lutheran Church in Harrisburg and serves emergency needs in the greater Harrisburg area in name of Jesus.

Please work out parking details with Ernie Speck.

  • 9:30am — 12:00pm
  • 3 People Needed
  • Messiah Lutheran Church, 901 N. 6th Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102
  • Don’t let transportation keep you from signing up, contact Ernie for more details!
  • Contact: Ernie Speck  717-433-7439

*If you regularly serve in one of these ministries, no need to sign up—you’re already included!

Bethesda Mobile Mission
Deliver Food & God’s Love to Homeless

Bethesda Mobile Mission delivers food and God’s love to the homeless population of Harrisburg late at night where they generally live. It is an insightful experience! There is also an additional opportunity to make a simple meal (hotdogs, soup, subs, etc.) to take with us.

  • 8:30pm — 12:00am
  • 5 People Needed (ages 16 or older)
  • Bethesda Mission, 611 Reily Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102
  • Don’t let transportation keep you from signing up, contact Chris for more details!
  • Contact: Chris Durant  224-277-9254

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27TH

God’s Hands and Feet
House Repair/Home Help

God’s Hands and Feet is a local home repair ministry out of Shiremanstown UMC including worship and various home helper opportunities at local home sites. You may find yourself painting, mulching, cleaning, fixing or building, but the most important thing is spending a little time with the Hands and Feet clients to share God’s love.

  • 7:30am — 3:00pm
  • 15-20 People Needed
  • 125 E. Main St, Shiremanstown, PA 17011
  • Don’t let transportation keep you from signing up, contact Drew for more details!
  • Contact: Drew Robeson 717-919-8303

Bethesda Mobile Mission
Deliver Food & God’s Love to Homeless

Bethesda Mobile Mission delivers food and God’s love to the homeless population of Harrisburg late at night where they generally live. It is an insightful experience! There is also an additional opportunity to make a simple meal (hotdogs, soup, subs, etc.) to take with us.

  • 8:30pm — 12:00am
  • 5 People Needed (ages 16 or older)
  • Bethesda Mission, 611 Reily Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102
  • Don’t let transportation keep you from signing up, contact Chris for more details!
  • Contact: Chris Durant  224-277-9254

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28TH

Church Lunch Prep & Clean Up
Meal Packing Event

Help Margaret set-up, prepare, serve and clean up the simple lunch after church for those participating in the Meal Packing Event.

  • 11:00am — 1:30pm
  • 3-4 People Needed
  • Camp Hill UMC, Kitchen
  • Contact: Margaret Bosley-Brightbill  717-578-5964

Set Up
Meal Packing Event

Move chairs, set-up tables, unload heavy materials and organize supplies for meal packing event. Some heavy lifting of over 50 pounds!

  • 12:00pm — 12:45pm
  • 15 People Needed (Heavy Lifting)
  • Camp Hill UMC, Wesley Center
  • Contact: Drew Robeson  717-919-8303
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Meal Packing Event

An incredible opportunity, with Rise Against Hunger, for participants to serve Christ and combine various ingredients into over 46,000 ready-to-cook meals that will be shipped to serve the developing world. Various jobs for elderly, kids ages 5 and up and some heavy lifting. Please print, fill out, and bring the required waiver with you to the event.

  • 12:45pm — 3:00pm
  • 180 People Needed! (Required Waiver)
  • Camp Hill UMC, Wesley Center
  • Contact: Drew Robeson  717-919-8303