Help provide a home and a meal for a family in need while donating to and shopping at ReStore Montco located on 533 Foundry Rd. in West Norriton, PA. ReStore Montco, the discount retail arm of Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County, PA (HFHMC), is partnering with Manna on Main, Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities and Haws Avenue Food Pantry to help solve two dire issues in Montgomery County: substandard housing and hunger. Between January 15 and January 25, bring in a canned good such as canned fruit, canned meat, canned soup or canned vegetables to ReStore Montco for the Fill the Tub with Grub Challenge and receive a 15% off one non-sale item.
ReStore Montco is a nonprofit home improvement store and donation center that sells new and gently used furniture, appliances, building materials and supplies to the public at a fraction of the retail price. All proceeds support Habitat for Humanity programs in Montgomery County including home construction, repair and family services.
Since opening in 2010, ReStore Montco has raised over $300,000 for HFHMC and diverted over 400 tons of reusable materials from landfills while helping the community save on home repairs and remodeling. HFHMC has been serving Montgomery County communities since 1989. Since then, it has built or renovated 57 homes that house 201 people, including 133 children, in Norristown, Pottstown, Upper Dublin Township and Hatfield Borough. Over the next three years, Habitat is preparing to directly impact 92 families. By shopping, donating and volunteering at ReStore Montco, you can help HFHMC to continue on its mission to eliminate substandard housing.
While Montgomery County enjoys a high quality of life, it is becoming increasingly difficult for hard-working, low-income families to find safe, decent, affordable housing, as well as nutritious and affordable food. In 2012, 41 percent of renters spent more than 30 percent of their gross income on housing. Eleven percent of adults and 14 percent of children are food insecure. This means that at times they lack access to enough food for an active, healthy life.
By participating in the Fill the Tub With Grub Challenge at ReStore Montco, you can help end eliminate substandard housing and hunger in Montgomery County, PA. For more information, please visit www.restoremontco.org or call 610-631-3149.
About Manna on Main Street
Manna on Main Street has been serving individuals and families in need throughout the North Penn region since 1981. Located at 713 West Main Street in Lansdale, Manna is a food pantry, soup kitchen, emergency financial aid provider, and education center. Last year, they provided more than 84 tons of groceries to 918 households. For more information visit http://www.mannaonmain.org/ or call 215-855-5454.
About Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities
Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities (PCRC) addresses the spiritual, social and basic needs of people within the Greater Pottstown Community. Located at 57 North Franklin Street in Pottstown, PCRC offers food, meals, dry goods, support and financial assistance for individuals and families. In 2012, PCRC distributed 609,235 pounds of food through their food pantry service and served 18,786 individual meals through the community meals program. For more information visit http://www.pottstowncluster.org/ or call (610) 970-5995.
Haws Avenue Food Pantry
Haws Avenue Food Pantry is run by Haws Avenue Methodist Church located at 800 West Marshall Street in Norristown. For more information visit http://hawsavenueumc.org/ or call (610) 275-1283.