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Jan. 19 Lunch & Learn with Mennonite Disaster Service rescheduled to Feb. 2 (update)

Update: The snowstorm on Friday, Jan. 19, necessitated the cancellation of the “Lunch & Learn” at Meals on Wheels of Lancaster featuring Mennonite Disaster Service.

It has been rescheduled for 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 2. To register, click here. If you signed up for Jan. 19, your reservation is being carried over; you do not need to reregister.

Previously reported:

Lititz-based nonprofit Mennonite Disaster Service will be the featured guest for the first “Lunch & Learn” of 2024.

The event will take place from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, at Meals on Wheels of Lancaster, 1411 Columbia Ave., Lancaster. Tickets cost $20; to register, click here.

Mennonite Disaster Service is a faith-based nonprofit that organizes volunteers to rebuild homes and support communities after natural disasters in the U.S. and Canada.

(Source: Mennonite Disaster Service)

Representatives at Lunch & Learn will offer an overview of the organization’s work. The presentation includes access to “Storm Encounter,” an immersive mobile disaster simulator.

In 2022, Mennonite Disaster Service organized more than 7,000 volunteers, who participated in more than 200 cleanups and 400 restorations and rebuilt more than 90 homes. Damage from natural disasters in the U.S. that year exceeded $165 billion, with 18 individual disasters each causing $1 billion or more in damage and at least 474 deaths.

A joint venture of Meals on Wheels and United Way of Lancaster County, the “Lunch & Learn” series brings together community members to learn about nonprofit initiatives and network over lunch. Proceeds are split divided equally among the two organizing entities and the guest nonprofit, with each receiving a third.

January’s menu will feature chicken in creamy mushroom sauce with stuffing and green beans.

For more information, email Meals on Wheels Executive Director Feleen Nancarvis at