At HDC, we’ve built a network of partners that believe in our vision and are committed to helping advance HDC’s mission. We are better because of our partners. We know we can’t do this work alone. And honestly, we wouldn’t want to. We value our partner’s expertise, knowledge, and passion to make our communities better, safer places to call home.
Our work does not only revolve around housing, but the many other social, economic and environmental factors that affect the health and wellbeing of our communities. Resources like access to healthy food and financial assistance contribute to the health and stability of our residents. And as we’ve all adjusted to the challenges posed by COVID-19, our partners of all types, sizes, and purposes have come together to keep our communities safe, healthy and stable. Over the past month, friends, partners, and neighbors across Pennsylvania have stepped up to provide HDC residents in need with extra resources including food boxes, grocery gift cards, meal vouchers, and masks.
- Panera Bread, through the help of Helping Harvest Food Bank in Reading, PA, donated 200 lunch boxes for senior residents at Market Square Apartments and Penn’s Common Court.
- The Housing Authority of the County of Chester donated $100 gift cards to Acme Markets and Giant Food Stores to seniors living at Ash Park Terrace in Coatesville, PA and families living at Hannum Gardens in West Chester. HDC District Manager Shawn Allmond distributed the gift cards to each family personally.
- The Classic Diner West Chester, in partnership with the Chester County Department of Aging, provided vouchers for meals to seniors living at Denney Reyburn Apartments in West Chester. Church of the Holy Trinity in West Chester donated handsewn masks to residents of Denney Reyburn Apartments.
- David and Darlene Flaud, who own a snow removal company that services Mountain View Terrace in New Holland, donated food boxes to seniors living at the community. Community Manager Jane Wilt, with the help of partner Landis Communities, distributed the food boxes to residents on April 10 so the residents could bake a holiday meal for Easter. The Flaud’s also own Premier Structures.
- Hempfield United Methodist Church donated 40 hand-sewn masks for senior residents at Sylvan Retreat in Mountville.
- Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health, in partnership with the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank and Community Action Partnerships, has delivered fresh produce to Saint Peter Apartments and Trinity House Apartments through the Food Bank’s Fresh Express program.
- Holy Family Church Food Pantry donated non-perishable food boxes to residents at Exeter Senior Living in Exeter.
- The Wyoming Library Sewing Club and a family member of a resident living at Exeter Senior Living both donated handsewn masks for residents to wear.
In addition to the partnerships listed above, HDC has continued to work with the following organizations to assist in food access and security:
- Central PA Food Bank (Lancaster County)
- Chester County Food Bank
- Faith Centre Food Bank (Bellefonte)
- Helping Harvest (Reading, PA)
Are you interested in helping HDC MidAtlantic? Reach out to Debbie Gable our Director Residents Services.
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