Lebanon County Christian Ministries is an organization dedicated to making a difference by filling the physical and spiritual needs in individual lives, thereby making this community a better place to live.
LCCM began its history thirty years ago as a small food bank. Area churches banded together in response to the Bethlehem Steel Plant closing. Many of the workers had worked at the plant through several generations and had no skills other than nut and bolt fabrication. They had a hard time finding jobs, which made it difficult to feed their families. Acknowledging the hardship, Christian churches joined together to provide the much needed food.
Today, LCCM has grown into a multi faceted organization. In addition to food, LCCM provides clothing, sponsors the daily free noon meal, provides heating energy and water bill assistance, prescription aid, emergency transportation, summer food program, emergency shelter, administers the USDA's federal government surplus food program (TEFAP) and the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP).
A fifteen member Board of Directors and Council of Delegates (made up of two representatives from each member congregation), provide the direction needed to ensure financial and spiritual support of the ministry. A team of seven paid staff and over 80 on site volunteers (not to mention the hundreds of volunteers in the noon meal program) carry out the day-to-day operations, ensuring that Christ’s Love and Compassion is shown to all who come for help.
Jesus said unto them, "I tell you the truth, Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me".