October 31 - December 18, 2016

Provide a meal that starts it all. At Water Street, it's often by first meeting someone's basic needs, like food, that we can develop a relationship that leads to a life-change.

Last year, the Water Street Mission served over 140,000 meals for the hungry and homeless. These meals were all provided through donations! That's why your partnership is so important. Plus, your efforts will help us provide thousands of food boxes this holiday season.



FILL A BAG WITH THE FOLLOWING SUGGESTED ITEMS

While we appreciate any non-perishable food, the following items are an ongoing need:


DROP OFF YOUR DONATION AT

Water Street Mission

M&T Bank

Lancaster County

Sharp Shopper

Ephrata and Leola

Turkey Hill Minit Markets

Lancaster County

To learn more about our mission or to drop off
large quantities of donations, click on the link below.

WATER STREET MISSION

210 South Prince Street, Lancaster PA 17603

(717) 393-7709 or contact@wsm.org

Food Dock Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-5pm & Sat 7am-3pm



ORGANIZE your own FOOD DRIVE

1) DECIDE WHO YOU WANT TO ASK TO PARTICIPATE

Will it be your church, your school class, your coworkers or your Scouting troop?

2) DECIDE HOW YOU WANT TO RAISE THE FOOD

Canvas a neighborhood? Ask individuals to pick up extra cans of food when they shop?

3) SET A START DATE AND END DATE FOR YOUR FOOD DRIVE

4) CONTACT WATER STREET

Let us know what you're doing so we can get the word out.

(717) 358-2056 or tscott@wsm.org

5) SET A GOAL

How many pounds of food do you want to challenge your group to raise? Set the bar high, but make sure it's realistic.

6) MAKE IT A COMPETITION!

A healthy challenge between offices, classrooms, age groups, etc. usually motivates people to do more.

7) LET PEOPLE KNOW!

Send emails, use Facebook, make phone calls or post flyers. Download a flyer and write in your drive-specific information.

8) MAKE THE MOST DIFFERENCE

Be sure to request the suggested food items listed below or in the flyer.

9) KNOW THAT YOU ARE HELPING TO TRANSFORM LIVES!

Paired with the safe shelter, Christian counseling and other help a family finds at Water Street, your donations help transform lives!