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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

14 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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

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.

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.

amandamommy

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Lords Pantry Of Downingtown... This place has gone above and beyond . They have helped my Family of 4 children and My husband and I in times of need. We have been going there for the past 2 yrs. The staff is very caring and they always have a smile on there faces. Its such a pleasant environment. I can not put it all into words of how thankful I am for all they have done for my family. Especially at Christmas time when they put together a giant bag full of toys for each child..They are truly a blessing to all they serve. Many, Many Thanks to the entire staff at the Lords Pantry (( Gos Bless You All))

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been going to the Lords Pantry for over a year now. I am a single mother of two growing Boys ages 17 and 11. I was making $45,000/yr when I lost my job due to this economic crisis. I depleted my savings and had no where else but to turn to some social services. I was turned down by alot of places due to the fact that I do earn some type of income but it just does not seem like enough to make it in these times. Everything seems to be on the rise but wages. So a friend suggessted I turn to the Lords Pantry, which I must tell you I was resistent to do because I was ashamed of not being able to provide as well as I used to for my children. Jan and the staff made me feel completely at ease and never made me feel less than "normal". They have supplied my kids with christmas gifts, back to school items and other numerous donations. I am also a full time human service major in college and hope to one day be able to give back to this great organization. It is good to have a place to go for people like me, who are considered not poor enough to receive state aid but yet not rich enough to self sustain. Jan and the staff are courteous and gracious and God will bless them someday for the work they do ffor this community. If we had more people like them in this world it would be such a better place.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a client for many years due to chronic lung disfunction. From a room at St Jame's church,the Lord'Pantry is now a full service INSTITUTION for the poors. This 'no cash' five stars super market has a secret I can't discover:How do they accomplish so much? FAITH is the answer,I was told. Satisfaction-freedum of choice-dignity-politeness-concern rule this oeganization. The staff of volunteers make everyone fells velcomed; and me,I know I am special! It's impossible to imagine Downingtown and surroundinds without this FIRST CLASS food distribution center. May GOD BLESS the providers,the givers and the receivers!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am so grateful for the Lord's Pantry. They are always there to help in anyway that they can. In the summertime when I was blessed to help my sister with her childern while she was in rehab, the lord's pantry helped me out with food. They never ever judged me or my family. If it wasn't for the pantry I don't know where my family would be at today. It did come to a point where it was food or rent. But thanks to the pantry, I always know that I can make it month to month. I have been really sick this past year and Jan and her crew where there to ask how I was and they were able to allow my mother to pick up my food. I can't wait until I am back on my feet so that I can give back to the Lord's Pantry. I want to thank GOD and everyone for their blessing and understanding of those in need. Thanks to the community for all their help in keeping the pantry open. Also I want to thank everyone who had helped out with the gifts for the childern for christmas. Thanks to you I am able to make christmas a little better this year.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I WAS IN A BAD CAR ACCIDENT AND WAS NOT ABLE TO WORK AGAIN AND AM NOW DISABLED JUST BARELY MAKING IT ON MY DISABILITY AND THE LORDS PANTRY EVERY MONTH HELPS ME TO PUT FOOD ON MY TABLE THEY ARE SUCH A BLESSING TO SO MANY PEOPLE WE ARE SO BLESSED TO HAVE JAN AND HER ORGANIZATION TO KEEP IT GOING FOR THE FAMILIES THAT HAVE THEIR JOBS AND HELPING WITH HOLIDAY FOR THE KIDS PLZ I ASK AND PRAY TO GOD TO NEVER LET THEM GO AWAY CHRISTINE LOPP-JOHNSON