Paulus Mt. Airy Orchard for a very generous donation of $2,500 to the Ecumenical Food Pantry

We are deeply appreciative of Paulus Mt. Airy Orchard for a very generous donation of $2,500 to the Ecumenical Food Pantry. The Blueberry Festival held July 17, 2021 was very successful. Several EFP volunteers assisted during the day making pancakes and serving food to hundred of attendees. This donation will assist the EFP to help those in need.

Ecumenical Food Pantry | Harrisburg, PA

The Ecumenical Food Pantry Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Deidre Lenker has been named the food pantry’s first Executive Director. Although the EFP remains a volunteer-led and operated organization – as it has been for 49 years – Deidre’s hiring demonstrates the Board’s commitment to a thriving future for the EFP. Serving in a part-time capacity, Deidre will collaborate with the board to support operations, strengthen community partnerships, and pursue and administer grant funding.

Deidre has been a long-time member of Messiah Lutheran Church and supporter of the EFP. She joined the EFP volunteer team in 2019. Deidre has served the Harrisburg community in many volunteer capacities, including with CONTACT Helpline, the YWCA of Greater Harrisburg and through community outreach for Messiah Lutheran Church. Prior to assuming the Executive Director position, Deidre worked extensively in the human resources field, holding leadership and consulting roles with both for-profit and non-profit organizations.

Ecumenical Food Pantry Golf Tournament

Save the Date for the 2nd Annual Harvest Golf Tournament – May 16, 2022. Our 2022 Golf tournament will be on May 16, 2022 at Dauphin Highlands.

Hope to see everyone there!


Blueberry Festival benefits the Ecumenical Food Pantry in Harrisburg

Blueberry Festival (7am-1pm)

Saturday, July 17, 2021
Pancake Breakfast
(served until 11am)
$9.99/breakfast (20% is being donated to Food Pantry)

PlayLand Admission:  $7.99 General Admission or $9.99 Enhanced Admission

Blueberry Festival Events:

  • Pancake Breakfast (3 blueberry or plain pancakes, scrambled eggs, ham, fruit, and a large coffee or juice), 7am-11am, Purchase Tickets Here
  • Craft Show with over 60 local artisans, 7am-1pm
  • Live Music, JazzMe Band, 9:30am-12:30pm
  • Pick-Your-Own Berries, 7am-6pm
  • PlayLand, 9am-6pm

The Blueberry Festival benefits the Ecumenical Food Pantry in Harrisburg. The food pantry will receive $2 for every breakfast ticket.

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