Cluster Chronicles

Fall 2018

From the Executive Director

From the Executive Director

Greetings Friends:

As we enter into the season of thanksgiving and generosity, I send my sincere thanks for all that you do to support the work of our organization. Welcome to the first ever issue of our enewsletter — Cluster Chronicles! We strive to serve our community in many different ways, and the enewsletter will be another means by which to partner with you.

In this edition, you will see some of the exciting things that have been happening, through your support, to offer hope and a greater sense of stability to the many households we serve each month. While we continue to focus our work mainly in Pottstown, PCRC has become a leader in improving systems across Montgomery County and has taken a stronger role in advocating for those we serve.

I hope you will find ways to continue to be engaged with our work and be excited to hear about the difference your support is making for those we serve. Please keep our work in your prayers and share your interest in our organization with a friend. Together, we are helping to nourish lives and strengthen families  in this community, and for that I am truly grateful.


Barbara Wilhelmy, LCSW
Executive Director

P.S. I encourage you to look through the enewsletter and let us know what you think in the Comments Section as well as share the newsletter with your friends and family and invite them to subscribe! (Social sharing options at the bottom)

You Gotta Have Heart!

You DID Have Heart for PCRC and we are Grateful!

Those who attended PCRC’s annual fall fundraising event, You Gotta Have Heart, DID have heart for PCRC, as well as fun and fellowship! See a recap and slideshow of the event as well as meet our honorees of PCRC’s newest awards — the Cluster Community award and the Helping Hands with Heart award! #YouGottaHaveHeart4PCRC

Frank And Mike

PCRC Volunteer Heroes Working to Complete “61”

Michael Behe (pictured left) and Frank Cebular (pictured right) are on a Mission: to complete renovation work on PCRC’s new building, known as “61,” as soon as possible so the organization can utilize the space to expand its programming and offerings to its clients in the greater Pottstown area. It is yeoman’s work and they could use some help getting the job done. Meet them here…

Senator Casey and Commissioner Arkoosh

U.S. Senator Casey and Commissioner Arkoosh Hold SNAP Benefits Roundtable at PCRC

In case you missed it, at the end of June U.S. Senator Bob Casey, Jr., and Montgomery County Commissioner Valerie Arkoosh reached out to PCRC to use our building as the venue for a roundtable on SNAP benefits. Local and Philadelphia media covered the event.

Cluster Hand

Around PCRC

Message from the Board of Directors

Pantry Particulars

Food Pantry/Dry Goods Department needs

Volunteer Voices

How you can help!

Word from PCRC’s Delegate Assembly

Community Meals Schedule

Delegate Meeting Dates and Locations

Cluster Happenings

Events, Happenings, Opportunities

Everything you need to know happening at PCRC!

  • Fall Appeal
  • Holiday Programs
  • Cradle to Crayons
  • “61” Grand Opening


Wegmans Collects for PCRC Once Again!

Wegmans Food Market cashiers in Collegeville, PA, will once again be asking customers to support its holiday hunger drive “Checkout Hunger” to benefit PCRC October 21 – December 15.

The Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities

Through interfaith cooperation, PCRC provides tangible services, support, and spiritual guidance to address the basic needs of persons within and beyond the Greater Pottstown area, coordinating programs and referrals to help clients improve their overall stability.

Our current programs and services provide food security, household assistance, supportive services and referrals, case management and housing stability, and an opportunity for individuals living in poverty to participate in an education and support program.

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday | 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Donations Accepted: Monday-Friday | 9:00 AM-Noon

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