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With countless stories of miraculous provision for people and their communities, Edgar is a testimony of what it looks like to walk in favor. He currently leads food outreaches, missions trips, and pastors Life Center En Español with his wife, Yadira. Edgar is also working to network and build relationships with local hispanic pastors and community leaders bringing resources and vision to change cities.  Click the links below to get more info.

Life Center en Español

Hispanic Pastors Network

Mission Trips

Community Center

If you are interested in getting involved in one of the food outreaches, check out the information below.

FOOD OUTREACH

Our food outreaches are a mobile food pantry with multiple locations across Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York. Partnered with Blessings of Hope, we distribute canned goods, bread, fresh produce, and more, bringing a volunteer workforce and a message of hope. We cannot do all of the work by ourselves, so we love to partner with passionate, dedicated volunteers who have hearts to serve. 

HOW TO HELP: 

Individuals can help at any of our outreach locations. Please check out our locations in the list below or contact us for more details.

Please consider collecting food, gently used clothing, or funds from your home, church, business, or school. Such donations are greatly appreciated. Refer to the list below for acceptable donations. 

VOLUNTEER TASKS:

  • Unloading the truck
  • Greeting people
  • Praying and sharing the Gospel                                            
  • Translation                                                                                                                 
  • Advertising (flyers or collecting testimonies)/Photography                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
  • Security team     
  • Clean-up

CURRENT OUTREACH LOCATIONS:

  1. The Mansion (Harrisburg, PA)
  2. Refreshing Glory International (Harrisburg, PA)
  3. Kingdom Life Family (Orefield, PA)
  4. Xariz Worship Center (Bethlehem, PA)
  5. The Furnace (Bethlehem, PA)
  6. Life Center Lebanon (Lebanon, PA)
  7. Maranatha Church (Lebanon, PA)
  8. Jesucristo es El Rey (Lebanon, PA)
  9. La Casa de mi Padre (Bensalem, PA)
  10. Iglesia City Reach (Philadelphia, PA)
  11. Fuente de Vida (Allentown, PA)
  12. Emmanuel Church (Easton, PA)​

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Is this outreach a soup kitchen?

No, we cannot serve cooked meals. 

Who qualifies for help?

We help anyone who is in need regardless of residence, income level, race, age, religion, or sexual orientation.

Will I need to bring an ID to receive food?

All people who attend our outreaches are welcome to receive food free of charge and are not required to bring forms verifying that they are in need. We simply ask that they sign our “attendance list” for the day to help us know how many people we were able to feed.

How should I dress when attending an outreach?

Please be prepared for the outdoor weather for the duration of the outreach. Please do not wear costly jewelry or anything with offensive images or words. Footwear should be solid and comfortable.

Will an outreach event be canceled due to inclement weather?

Outreaches take place in all types of weather. In the event of snow storms, hurricanes, or other severe weather, we may be forced to cancel an outreach. Please check Life Center’s Facebook page for weather alerts.

MORE:

If you are looking for more information about volunteer groups, community service, or have any other questions, please contact Edgar Castañon, Life Center’s Outreach Pastor, at (717) 623-0159 or email edgar@lcmi.org.

ACCEPTABLE DONATIONS:

We accept nonperishable food items (canned goods, pastas, cereal, bottled water, etc.), meats (hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken, turkeys, etc.), dairy products, and fresh fruits and vegetables.  

Please DO NOT bring any cooked food or leftovers, we are not a soup kitchen.

​New and gently used clothes of any sort, size, and season. 

Please send pictures of toys to Edgar Castañon for approval. 

We do not have enough staff to pick up donations from personal homes. Please bring all donations to Life Center Ministries in Harrisburg, PA.   

ONLINE DONATIONS:  

Make a tax-deductible charitable contribution to Life Center Ministries by clicking here, choose “blessing fund” as the giving type and write in the memo FOOD OUTREACH. Your gift will help us share the Gospel of Jesus with the poor and needy.

Also checks may be sent via mail to:

Life Center Ministries (Food Outreach)

411 South 40th Street
Harrisburg, PA 17111    

KEY NEEDS:    

Monthly Financial Partners

Life Center does not receive government funding. The majority of our support comes from people just like you. Help us serve cities for the long term by signing up as a monthly donor.

Prayer Partners

We believe that God responds to prayer. Please pray for us and our ministry needs as we seek to share the Gospel of Jesus with the poor in broken communities. 

Edgar Castañon

Outreach Pastor 717-623-0159
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