Bethlehem, PA. September 1, 2020 New Bethany Ministries is pleased to announce that they have received a $5,000 grant from the PPL Foundation. These funds will support the Mollard Hospitality Meal Center which serves nearly 3,000 individuals yearly with a warm meal, shower, laundry and mail services. The funds will also benefit New Bethany’s Choice Food Pantry, which serves an average of 300 families monthly with a nutrient-dense food-cart, providing for 6,000 individual adults, children and seniors.

“We are truly thankful and grateful to be a recipient of the Sustaining Community Grant from PPL. This grant will help us serve to provide food security and healthy meals for 9,000 individuals throughout the Lehigh Valley.” noted Marc Rittle, executive director of New Bethany Ministries.

About New Bethany Ministries

New Bethany Ministries, in their 35th year of service to the Lehigh Valley, encompasses programs that provide food support, clothing, referral services, showers, financial management, permanent housing for men and women, wellness services, and transitional and permanent housing solutions. Their mission is to provide opportunities for a secure future to the homeless, hungry, poor and mentally ill in the Lehigh Valley. To learn more about New Bethany Ministries, find them on Facebook and Twitter @NewBethMin, or visit them on the web at

About the PPL Foundation

Through strategic partnerships, the PPL Foundation supports organizations Foundation supports organizations working to create vibrant, sustainable communities; promote diversity, equity and inclusion; and empower each citizen to fulfill her or his potential. The PPL Foundation contributes more than $3 million annually to a wide variety of nonprofit organizations. To learn more, visit

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