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Lord S Pantry of Downingtown

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Causes: Emergency Assistance, Food, Food Banks & Pantries, Human Services

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

Community Stories

79 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer at Lord's Pantry and has been touched by the help and caring I see given to so many families in our area. The way the Lord's Pantry is set up so that a family can come and shop for groceries and have a choice as to what their family likes is very different than other places who give what is available. I have new friends both in the other volunteers and the clients who I now know and am happy to share a part of their lives. Lord's Pantry is also so special in that each and every person involved is a volunteer - there are no paid positions. I truly consider this experience to be a blessing in my life.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering at the Lord's Pantry for two years. They have a dedicated team of volunteers to help the growing number of families that need food in our area. In addition, these families recently received thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings and next week we will distribute the christmas gifts from generous companies and individuals that have adopted them for the holiday season. It has truly been a rewarding experience for me.

Maureen24

Donor

Rating: 5

The Lord's Pantry brings our community together in so many special ways besides the obvious needed help that it provides. Being aware of a need in our own community and being able to take part in such a friendly, clean, and family-type organization is simply a pleasure. There are so many simple, and inviting ways to donate to this great organization. People attend parties where the "gifts" are asked to be items to donate to our pantry! That makes everyone feel great!! The workers at the pantry are the most welcoming, kind and generous people and they make you feel wonderful. they really make you feel an important part of the community, as a recipient, donor or whatever part you take in the Lord's Pantry Family. Truly one of the best things about living in Chester County, is knowing that such an important, well-run, caring organization is there for all to take part.

Randy B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We have been volunteering at the Pantry for several years now, and it is an honor to participate among such as hard-working and caring all-volunteer staff. Clients are received warmly, just like valued customers, and, should their need continue, eventually come to feel more like beloved family members. The Pantry's cheerful, warm, inviting and compassionate tone is set by the Board members, leaders, and senior volunteers, many of whom devote very long hours to Pantry operations and outreach, while somehow not only maintaining top quality of work, but also devising creative solutions to meet unique client needs. We have personally seen clients lives change, as despair evolves to hope, based on the support (food, friendship, respect, and more) they receive from Lords Pantry of Downingtown.

Client Served

Rating: 5

i have been going to the lords pantry for four years now. the staff and volunteers are very kind warm and caring. They are willing to help u in special time of needs when its available to be given. i go once a month for food and i also do the holiday dinners along with the the gift giving for my children. i am very greatful to be able to be welcomed and served at the lords pantry.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thankgod for the lords panty if it wasnt for them my family wouldnt know what to do they help so many people in so many ways GOD BLESS THE EMPLOYEES THERE And thank you again

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

My wife and I recently attended a Lords' Kitchen soup kitchen event.We really enjoyed being able to have a night out together and be in a community of service.Seeing people we know sharing an evening af awareness and contribution. The volunteers ,who were our host,gave of themselves and put a face on an organization we had only known through the sharing of others.When we to;d others about the event people responded with interest.We look forward to continuing our support with the knowledge that they serve others when others are in need. Norman and Jeannette

Client Served

Rating: 5

the lords pantry has been the best thing for me and my family money is tight with us and they help us meet ends when we are low very friendly staff thank you for being there

Client Served

Rating: 4

The lords pantry is a godsend they have helped my family when we needed it .they have always made sure that my kids had good food and at Christmas time they have always gone above and beyond to provide my children with presents and lovely dinners at thanksgiving and Christmas when I couldn't afford it. I hope that they will continue to help those in need . Thank you for everything .

Client Served

Rating: 5

This place is a great it really helps me make it though the month being able to eat the people there are very helpful and nice this place is a big help for the comminity THANK I HOPE IT CAN STAY FOR EVER i have been going there for three months now

Client Served

Rating: 5

hi i shop at lords pantry in downingtown evey month they are the nicest people and really make you feel welcome i have be going there for the last seven years my sister actually told me about there when i moved out to this area and had nothing but great things to say about them as well, shes been going there before i have. there give you eveything you could possibly need, and you get to pick what you want which i always get such wonderful things there that really help me and my family out so much. i would love to thank all the people who run the lords pantry, and thank them so much for all the great things that they do. they do a wonderful job there thanks so much.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Lords Pantry is amazing. They are clean, organized, responsible, and mature people. They always have smiles on their faces, and treat all clients with respect. They exceed in everything they do and I could not be any more happy than I am now with them! They are wonderful! Thanks everyone !!!!!!!!!!!!!!-Ryan

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been a client on the Lords Pantry for 3 months and I am so grateful for everything they have done for my family. After we found out my husband was sick and could no longer be employed full time we were so appreciative of any help being given. I can not express in words how thankful we are that I have found the lords pantry. Not only have they filled our cabinets, but they have filled our hearts with gratitude. The volunteers and staff of the Pantry are truly angels and I can not thank them enough for all they have done.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer at the Lord's Pantry on Monday and Thursday mornings. I'm so impressed with the efficiency, kindness and respect that this pantry is run. Also in our training, we are taught as volunteers to put our clients first. To be helpful, friendly and to treat them with dignity. It makes for a positive shopping experience for our clients and a good working experience for the volunteers. I have encouraged my friends to also become volunteers.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer for the Lord's Pantry for a little over a year. I am so impressed by the attention and the caring that is shown to all who come for assistance. The atmosphere is one of pleasantness and courtesy. It is a big undertaking and I am sure challenging at times. Everything is done in an efficient manner with everyone cooperating with one another. It has been a pleasure to be involved with such an important organization.

Gary19

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Lord's Pantry of Downingtown is one of the nicest and most efficiently run food banks, I've ever been to. The staff there is very kind and helpful. They give their client a choice in the items given and make sure it is nutriently balanced. The staff is made up of volunteers that carry themselves like paid professionals. It is an excellently run non-profit. I am a veteran, and myself and a lot of vets go there, they are a God send for people on disability and fixed incomes.

Donor

Rating: 5

As affluent as is Chester County, PA., there are many people who do not share in this financial success. The Lord's Pantry serves so many people in need. The volunteers are also truly special people.

Smitty

Donor

Rating: 5

The Lord's Pantry is run completely by volunteers and I am certain that my donations, both food and money, will support those who are truly in need. There is no "middleman" making any money off my donations and I like this about donating to the Lord's Pantry.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering for the Lord's Pantry for about 10 years or so. I have seen it grow from a 2-closet area in the basement of a church to occupying an entire building that was purchased after extensive fund raising and private donations. There is more room for our clients to sit and wait comfortably while waiting to shop and there is more room for storage and an administrative office for the director. I enjoy volunteering at the Lord's Pantry. Most of our clients are so appreciative of what they receive and are very pleasant to work with. Jan Leaf is an excellent director and a very caring, generous and compassionate person.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering at the Lord's Pantry for the last couple of years. They do a great job of helping the less fortunate in our community. It is an honor to part of such a well meaning organization.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer at the pantry over the last year. These folks do a great job providing a very needed service in our area. Jan Leaf, the director, and her team of volunteers are very organized and committed. They continue to take care of an ever increasing volume of existing and new clients.

Donor

Rating: 5

The Lord's Pantry is a local non-profit that does tremendous work assisting families in need providing ccritical services such as food, clothing, holiday meals and materials and many other types of assistance. The staff and volunteers there are extremely dedicated to their cause and give a major part of their time and resources by providing the best services to their clients.