Join us for delicious food and an opportunity to help Thrive extend welcome in our community.  Thrive’s monthly meals help support ESL instruction for those working hard to learn English as well as Thrive’s immigration legal services program assisting low-income community members.

Thrive will be celebrating a year of successful takeout meals by welcoming the community for an international meal. Join us on Wednesday, December 14th from 6-8pm at City Alliance Church (420 Elmira Street in Williamsport) to enjoy traditional holiday food and activities from our international community. A takeout option will be available from 5-6pm.

December’s meal will feature typical food from Venezuela and Peru:


Hallaca: A large, Banana leaf-wrapped and steamed corn dough tamale filled with chicken, beef, leeks, garlic, scallions, olives, raisins, and sweet peppers, and seasoned with salt, pepper, cumin, and annatto.
Ensalada Rusa: potato salad with peas, red beets, carrots and harboiled eggs in a lemon and mayonnaise dressing.
Pan: Fresh bread

Note: Beginning in August each meal will be $10. The cost increase allows Thrive to account for rising food and packaging expenses while also raising support for the services that benefit our community. Beverage prices remain the same at $2.50/drink.

Ordering–Use the online PayPal option on this page to order (no PayPal account needed).  To order multiple items, look for the blue “Continue Shopping” link on at the top right corner of the order page.  This will allow you to add additional items to your cart before paying.

*Our customers occasionally have trouble placing orders through PayPal on iPhones.  Ordering from a computer can help.  You are also welcome to call us at 570-478-0081 if you have trouble ordering.*

Time–Pick up is from 5pm-6pm on the day of the event.

Location–Pick up is at City Alliance Church (420 Elmira Street in Williamsport, PA 17701). Look for us outside on the Elmira Street side of the building.  If it rains, we will be just inside the double doors on that same side of the building.

Weather–If inclement weather occurs causing dangerous driving conditions on a takeout meal day, the takeout will be rescheduled for the next day.  Notification will be provided via email, Facebook, and this webpage.

Refunds–Because of the fundraising nature of this program, no refunds are available for weather problems or other personal cancellation reasons.

Ordering will soon be open for December’s meal.

Thanks to the BJ Montgomery Discovery Foundation for being a steadfast supporter of Thrive’s work throughout 2022!