Our Mission

We provide food, clothing, mentoring, & ministry in the Name of Jesus Christ for our struggling neighbors to sustainably improve their standard of living. We fulfill this mission with integrity and credibility while protecting the dignity of those we serve without discrimination.

Our History

The story of CVCCS began with a homeless man who sought refuge from the freezing Pennsylvania winter temperatures inside the warm vestibule of a Leola church. The Pastor invited the man in and helped him find a place to stay. The Pastor quickly learned that other churches were also fielding an influx of similar requests from Conestoga Valley residents.

Therefore, in 2010, The Conestoga Valley Ministerium (a coalition of local church Pastors) started CVCCS. It initiated with setting up several food and clothing banks at area churches.

In 2014, seeing the need to consolidate services under one roof, CVCCS moved into the Lapp Electric Building on Gehman Lane in Lancaster. The goal was to be a one a one-stop-shop for those in need of food, clothing, shelter, finances, and other social services.

Today, CVCCS has expanded to offer a variety of programs such as children’s ministries, client discipleship, and financial counseling. As times change, we continuously keep our pulse on Lancaster County in order to meet the growing practical and spiritual needs of our neighbors.