Our Mollard Hospitality Center houses our day programming. The Center, located on the corner of 4th and Wyandotte Streets in Southside Bethlehem, is open Monday-Friday from 8:00-4:00pm, with extended hours in extreme weather. The Hospitality Center houses the following programs:
Meal Center: Our Meal Center serves a continental or hot breakfast each weekday morning, as well as a nutritional and robust lunch meal each afternoon. Meals are prepared and served by volunteer teams from local businesses, faith organizations, community groups, or school groups. Each day, around 150 people join us for our meal services. Weekend breakfast services are offered two Saturdays and two Sundays a month thanks to volunteers from First Presbyterian Church and Jesus is the Way Ministries. Special meals are observed on the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.
Food Pantry: Our Food Pantry is the only five-day-a-week, 8:00-4:00pm Food Pantry in the Lehigh Valley. Local families can collect a three-day emergency supply of food every thirty days from 10:30-11:30 Monday-Friday. Limited hygiene items, clothing, or other household items are also distributed to families via the Pantry when available. Other than government food deliveries twice a week, the Pantry is run solely on donations. A complete list of items frequently needed in the Pantry can be found here. We serve about 250 families a month via our Food Pantry. In 2016 alone we distributed more than 41,000 meals via our Pantry.
New Choice-Based Food Pantry Renovation Project: In order to better serve the community, New Bethany Ministries seeks to move its current Food Pantry to a two-story garage facility down the street from the Hospitality Center. The organization is currently in fundraising stages for the new Pantry's renovation. The new Pantry space would almost quadruple our storage capacity as compared to the current space, and would allow the organization to store more fresh produce, meat, and dairy items. The new Pantry would also be a choice-based model, meaning that those utilizing the Pantry's services would have more choice over the foods they receive. You can learn more about the new Pantry's progress via this article or this video. . You can contribute to our Food Pantry renovation project here. You can check out our renovation project fundraising progress here.
Hygiene Services: Our Hospitality Center is home to the only free, public showers in the Valley. Those needing to wash up can take a shower in our two, newly-renovated shower facilities as well as use our laundry machine.
Wellness Center: Our Wellness Center, inside of the Hospitality Center, provides holistic services via partnerships. Twice a month, a free primary care clinic for those we serve runs out of the Wellness Center through our partnership with the Lehigh Valley Health Network "Street Medicine" Program. Additionally, a bilingual representative from Haven House visits the Wellness Center weekly, providing life skills workshops and one-on-one referral services.
Additional services include mail address services, referrals, clothing vouchers, and social activities.