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Help Us Help Those in Need – Annual ‘Pack the Park’ Donation Drive

Contact: Maureen Wheeler
Telephone: 717-358-9841
Cell: 904-400-3565



Help Us Help Those in Need

Lancaster Barnstormers Seek Food, Clothing Donations, Other Items


Lancaster, PA – The holidays might be over, but the needs of our community continue throughout the year.  With that in mind, Clipper Magazine Stadium will host the 2nd annual Pack the Park from January 24-29. The goal is to fill skids throughout the entire stadium concourse level with donated items for those in need in our community.

Donations can be dropped off at the Two Dudes Box Office at the stadium anytime between the hours of 9 am and 5pm during the week or 9 am-Noon on Saturday.  Donors will be greeted by Cylo, the Lancaster Barnstormers mascot, and front office staff, helping to unload donations.

All food items should be non-perishable, with NO GLASS containers.

Suggested donation items include, but are not limited to:

  • condiments
  • salad dressings
  • sugar
  • rice
  • canned soup
  • hot and cold breakfast cereals
  • canned fruit
  • chicken or vegetable stock
  • canned gravy
  • coffee
  • powdered creamer
  • tissues
  • paper towels
  • baby wipes
  • diapers



  • feminine hygiene products
  • toothbrushes (full and travel sized)
  • toothpaste
  • hand soap
  • deodorant
  • shampoo
  • conditioner
  • body wash
  • soap
  • shaving cream
  • hairbrushes
  • hand sanitizer
  • razors
  • and shaving cream


All clothing items should be new.  There is especially a need for:

  • t-shirts
  • thermal underwear
  • thermal socks
  • pants (both men’s and women’s-sizes medium, large and extra-large)
  • hand & footwarmers and boots.

Cleaning products, toilet paper, paper towels, pillows and blankets and sleeping bags are also in great demand.

Additionally, cash donations will also be accepted via the Barnstormers official website. A full list of items accepted for donation can also be found on this website.

Participating non-profits include Tenfold, Peter’s Porch – Zion Lutheran Church, Career Link, Community Food Bank of Mount Joy, Crispus Attucks Community Center, Solanco Food Bank, Northern Lancaster Food Hub, Lancaster County Food Hub and Power Packs.

Any food bank not currently participating is welcome to contact Maureen Wheeler, Director of Community Relations, to be added to the list.

Last year this event helped more than 15 non-profit food banks in our area.  The Barnstormers are committed to assisting causes throughout Lancaster County and beyond.

The Lancaster Barnstormers are headed into their seventeenth season as a member of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball.  Home games are played at Ballpark Digest’s two-time Best Ballpark in Independent Baseball – Clipper Magazine Stadium in downtown Lancaster, Pennsylvania.  Please call 717.509.HITS (4487) or visit for more information.