Lord S Pantry Of Downingtown

Rating: 4.91 stars   80 reviews

Issues: Food, Human Services

Location: 141 E. Lancaster Ave Downingtown PA 19335 USA

Mission: Based on the belief that no one should suffer from hunger. The Lord’s Pantry exists to provide supplemental food assistance to eligible, low- income individuals and families in need. We deliver this service in conjunction with government food programs, through community donations and a network of committed volunteers, in a manner that places high value on respect and dignity. Recognizing that these Downingtown Area residents have other basic, unmet needs, we also strive to refer, and/or offer appropriate service to enhance their quality of life.
Geographic areas served: Downingtown School District
2012 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

The patry continues to serve an increasing number of eligible clients with food selections enhanced by Healthy Choices program....meat, fresh fruit and vegetables, dairy products. Over 96% of donated funds are utilized directly to serve ctients, since the entire organization is volunteer.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 4 stars  

There are many compelling reasons to highly recommend this organization. The Lord's Pantry and its volunteer staff consistently go the extra mile to provide services that are both comprehensive and highly respectful. From the "personal shopping experience" to "healthy choices" and providing benefits advocacy services, clients and volunteers consistently voice high levels of personal satisfaction. Furthermore, nearly 96 cents of every donated dollar go directly to client service.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I receive consistently outstanding feedback about the leadership and volunteer staff.....from Jan and Linda to the individual volunteers....nothing but positives

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Only that more clients could be served!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a volunteer with the Lord's Pantry for 20 years (Director and Board member for 10 years). It is an amazing organization that connects those that plead and need with those that care and share. It is a privilege to work with over 110 volunteers that all share the same passion of serving the needs of our less fortunate neighbors in a dignified manner. Making a difference in a person's life when they are down and out is one of the most rewarding experiences you can ever have.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have witnessed the compassion of our volunteers and the gratitude of those we serve on a daily basis.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Secure additional funding to provide additional healthier foods.

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Rating: 5 stars  

As Assistant Director and Board member I am very proud of the services we provide to the communities in Downingtown, Lionville and Exton. Being a choice pantry is very important to our clients so they can make their own food choices for their family. Over the years our services have grown to benefit those in need.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The community is very supportive of our services with food donations and support. We appreciate their generosity! "We connect people who care with people in need."

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Get additional funds to provide more assistance to those in need.

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Rating: 5 stars  

As Assistant Director and Board member I am very proud of the services we provide to the communities in Downingtown, Lionville and Exton. Being a choice pantry is very important to our clients so they can make their own food choices for their family. Over the years our services have grown to benefit those in need.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The community is very supportive of our services with food donations and support. We appreciate their generosity! "We connect people who care with people in need."

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Get additional funds to provide more assistance to those in need.

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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

The Lord's Pantry serves a vital need in our community in serving those that are food insecure. The goal is to do this in such a way that each client is treated with dignity and respect. Amazingly, this is a 100% volunteer run organization. Under the leadership of Jan and Linda, the pantry serves hundreds of families each month. The community rallies around the Pantry and is extremely supportive. The volunteers have a heart to serve and are the backbone of the organization. I am blessed to be part of such a wonderful organiztion!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Great leadership from Jan and Linda and staff of volunteers

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

working alongside folks from the community and truly making a difference for my neighbors

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

selfless

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

I am in my second year as both a Board member and a volunteer. My experience is very positive. Everyone involved with the Lord's Pantry is a volunteer (i.e.- no one is on payroll). The Board is dedicated to help the Lord's Pantry achieve it's mission seeing that people do not go hungry in Chester County. The volunteers treat all clients with dignity. Clients get a shopping cart and pick out food that their family will eat (most other pantries provide clients with pre-selected food). The Lords Pantry also provides special events for Back To School, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. The community has responded by providing funding for a fully furbished building in addition to the ongoing food donations.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the comraderie with other Board members, volunteers, and clients.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very giving people with a common goal of making sure that people in Chester County do not go hungry.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

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