Our Mission

In keeping with Christ’s teachings, Conestoga Valley Christian Community Services works to meet the various needs of our homeless, at-risk, and socially isolated neighbors by providing food and clothing, mentoring/tutoring, and financial counseling. We also provide our clients access to established social service providers in an effort to sustainably improve their standard of living. We will fulfill this mission with integrity and credibility while protecting the dignity of those we serve without discrimination.

History

In 2010, the Conestoga Valley Ministerium (a coalition of local pastors) created Conestoga Valley Christian Community Services to consolidate food and clothing banks housed in various churches. In 2014, CVCCS moved into the Lapp Electric building to offer a one-stop shop for food and clothing, and to provide access to established social services.

CVCCS continues to assess the needs of our community and seeks to add services that benefit the people we serve.

Programs

Community Food Bank – A client choice food pantry serving dairy, meat, produce, bakery items, and non-perishable foods once every 30 days to residents of the Conestoga Valley School District. Learn More »

Clothing Bank – Open to all residents of Lancaster County, with an agency referral, the CVCCS clothing bank offers gently used and new clothing, coats, shoes, and accessories. Learn More »

Weekend Blessings – For children in the Conestoga Valley School District who receive free or reduced lunches. Children are sent home with a bag of easy to prepare meals to take home for the weekend. CVCCS served 150 children and teens a week during the 2017-18 school year. Learn More »

Summer Lunch – Serves a nutritious meal to over 100 children and teens, three days a week, in low-income areas in the Conestoga Valley School District from June through August. CVCCS partners with area churches and parks to provide the children a safe place to eat and offer fun activities to keep the kids busy. Learn More »

Rooted Afterschool Mentoring Program – Provides one-on-one Christian mentoring to children in 4th, 5th, and 6th grades who have been referred to us by their school guidance counselor because of behavioral or learning challenges, family dynamics, and other factors. Rooted meets every Tuesday during the school year.  Learn More »

Back on Track Financial Coaching – Assists people, who make too much income to qualify for services, to overcome a financial hurdle and to avoid becoming homeless. In some cases, we may also refer clients to educational programs to enhance or learn new job skills with the intent to increase their income. Learn More »