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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 2014...

• During 2014, Friend served a total of 508 households with 1,338 individuals.

• 482 households consisting of 1,270 individuals were served through the food pantry — 425 children, 675 adults and 170 elderly

• Monthly attendance at food pantry increased by 12% in 2014.

• Friend distributed 171,020 pounds of food in 2014.

• 1,024 referrals were made to health and human services.

• 438 individuals residing in Brandywine Heights School District were served.

• 342 individuals residing in the Fleetwood Area School District were served.

• 476 individuals residing in Kutztown School District were served.