New Bethany Ministries COVID-19 Community Plan for Action

For 35 years New Bethany Ministries has been a first responder to the social needs of our local community. That remains the case today, especially in the wake of the global COVID-19 outbreak. The staff and Board of New Bethany Ministries is closely monitoring community public health response in this time of crisis. We are taking all necessary preventative measures in our residential facilities and will continue to feed any person coming to our doors.

Please note the following:

Donations needed: New Bethany is accepting in-kind donations of non-perishable food (especially canned veggies, pasta, peanut butter, tuna). The pantry is temperature controlled, which means we also will accept fresh garden vegetables. We cannot accept expired food, however, we can accept food past a “sell by” date. Our hospitality center will accept travel-sized toiletry items as toothbrush, toothpaste, mouthwash, etc.

Please drop off items at our food pantry and hospitality center at the following times and locations. You may drop off toiletries at the pantry and food at the center. Please only bring items to these locations at these times:

Food Pantry drop-off 9AM-12PM weekdays: 380 Shawnee Street

Directions: Shawnee is one way; enter by turning into the CVS parking lot from Broadway, turn left onto Shawnee (the alley behind CVS). In one block Shawnee bends to the left, park here, on the right. Signs will say “Cathedral parking.” You will not be towed. Staff will be at the food pantry (blue building) to help you unload.

Hospitality Center drop-off 1-2PM weekdays: 341 W. 4th Street

Directions: Use the second red door coming down W 4th, the door with the black railing and wheelchair access. Ring bell.

By appointment drop-off If these times are difficult for a drop-off, please call Brandy at 610-691-5602 ext.210 to make other arrangements.

New Bethany main office Our office has moved to a virtual format and is open between 8AM - 2PM. Since administrative staff are largely working from home, the best means of contact is to call our main number (610-691-5602) and leave a message. Staff are monitoring messages in real time and will return your call.

For updates on our services, please see our new COVID-19 Community Response Page or read our updated Blog.