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Blessings of Hope to host ‘GivingExpo’ on Giving Tuesday

(Source: Blessings of Hope)

The nonprofit Blessings of Hope announced it will hold a “GivingExpo” next week, the first event of its kind for the faith-based food distribution charity.

The free expo will take place from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, at Spooky Nook Sports, 75 Champ Blvd., East Hempfield Township.

The day was chosen to coincide with “Giving Tuesday,” a global charitable giving day founded in 2012.

GivingExpo will feature Blessings of Hope and its partner ministries, who will set up information tables and discuss how they serve individuals in need. More than 70 organizations are planning to attend, Blessings of Hope said.

Free food and beverages will be available.

“This is a perfect opportunity to engage with and learn from local nonprofits who are making an impact in our community,” Blessings of Hope said, describing GivingExpo as “a celebration of community and the power of collaborative effort.”

Founded by ex-Amish brothers, Blessings of Hope distributes roughly 25 million pounds of food a year in the East Coast and in the area around its satellite location in Campbellsville, Kentucky.

This week, the organization marked another first: Its debut fundraising brunch, held Monday at Lancaster Country Club and featuring U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker.