Hands Across the Street’s outreach ministries seek to bring a level of dignity and security to the lives of the disadvantaged in the Columbia, PA area.  And, happily, those efforts are succeeding, one meal at a time, one coat at a time, one comfortable place to sleep at time, one new home for the homeless at a time...thanks to our donors!  But the need is still there…our work must continue and to do that we need your help.

On Saturday, April 21st from 6:30 to 9:00 pm, we will be holding our 2nd Annual Spring Gala to Fight Hunger, One Meal at a Time at Vision Columbia located at 291 South 4th Street in Columbia. This event will benefit Hands Across the Street’s Food Ministry which served close to 14,000 free meals last year.  Meals include lunches for children during the summer when school is out, four community meals per month, and meals in our homeless shelter.  

We were overjoyed by last year’s success and anticipate that this year’s Gala will be even more successful! The evening’s events will begin with a gourmet dinner followed by a silent auction.  WGAL TV’s Corinne Lillis will be Master of Ceremonies for the evening’s program which will feature several guest speakers, including Dave Lloyd, Youth Programs Manager, Central PA Food Bank and Danielle Peters, Director, Columbia Food Bank.

Won’t you help us continue this valuable ministry? There are several ways you can help:

  • ·     By attending the gala
  • ·     By donating an item for the silent auction
  • ·     By becoming an event sponsor

Can we count on you?  Please call Jim Martin at 717-392-9715 if you have questions.