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Brake the Cycle6th Annual
Brake the Cycle of Poverty Benefit
Bike Ride

Saturday, August 8 from 8am - 2pm

Medicare Questions and Support

Third Wednesday of each month Details (PDF)

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Friends Helping Friends

Planting the seeds of change.

Friend, Inc. Community Services is a multi-service social agency that supports the well-being of those in need and is committed to strengthening the lives of families and individuals living in Northeastern Berks County.

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Friend is looking for more volunteers! If you are interested in giving back to the community, we have a lot of help that is needed for our special events. If you think you have a special skill that you can offer, we would love to talk with you and discuss the many opportunities to give back. Please call us at (610) 683-7790 if you are interested in volunteering for a specific event. Find out more >>

In 2013...

• During 2013, Friend served a total of 440 households with 1182 individuals.

• 420 households consisting of 1134 individuals were served through the food pantry — 394 children, 593 adults and 147 elderly

• Monthly attendance at food pantry increased by 19% in 2013.

• Friend distributed 156,000 pounds of food.

• 722 referrals were made to health and human services.
61% of the referrals were checked on by the case manager.
91% of those checked, the client followed through on making contact.