Giving Back to Neighbors in Need
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Residents and associates at The Manor at York Town, an independent living community in Jamison, held a food drive to benefit The Bucks County Housing Group's Community Food Pantry at Doylestown this spring.
"We know there are people who are homeless and in need in this area," explains resident volunteer Debi Miller. "It's called helping your neighbor. Whether they are next door, in the next town or in the next state, it doesn't matter - they are our global neighbors."
"It is important to give back."
"It really makes us feel good to help people in need," added Anne Steinberger, another resident volunteer.
Run by The Bucks County Housing Group (BCHG), a private, non-profit social service organization which provides a wide range of housing and related social services to homeless and low-medium income families, The BCHG Food Pantry at Doylestown serves over 110 families each week - 44% are children in need. In 2015, the panty served 659 families.
BCHG also operates Food Pantries in Penndel and Milford Square.
"Our client families are always grateful for everything they receive. The generosity of others is always greatly appreciated," notes Maddie Burgess, Food Pantry Coordinator.
"Giving back is meaningful to residents," explains Jane Schreiber, Senior Vibrant Living Assistant. "We know there are families and children in need, and residents have lead this effort for years."
"Making a difference in the lives of others is important, our residents tell us."
The community donated over 100 pounds of non-perishable food items.
To learn more about The Bucks County Housing Group, visit www.bchg.org. To donate or learn more about running your own food drive, visit www.bchg.org/food-pantries.