LANCASTER COUNTY RESOURCES:
Career Link to help with job placement. Temporary jobs available.
PA CareerLink® Lancaster County
1016 North Charlotte St.
Lancaster, PA 17603
Community Action Partnership (CAP)
601 South Queen Street,
Lancaster, PA 17603
Utility Assistance applications and 30-day income documents can be faxed to 717-286-0379
or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
**Most programs require pre-registration and have guidelines for qualification. Contact the program first by calling or reviewing information on their website. Several programs have updates on their websites regarding new procedures for food pick-up due to the coronavirus.
Mount Joy Helping Services
The pantry is at Corner of Mount Joy & Concord Streets,
407 Howard Avenue
Mount Joy, Pennsylvania, 17552
East Donegal/ Conoy Area Christian Food Bank
Coffee Goss Road &
Maytown, PA 17547
Contact Pat Vogel @ 717-426-2360
Grace Chapel Church
2535 Colebrook Road
Elizabethtown, PA, 17022
Volunteers feed the poor, homeless, and elderly. Programs range from a free food pantry to soup kitchen.
Community Cupboard of Elizabethtown
206 South Market Street
Elizabethtown, PA 17022
Boxes of groceries, canned goods, and more.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Columbia Food Bank
340 Locust Street
Columbia, PA 17512
Main phone 717-449-5101
Hempfield Area Food Pantry
85 East Brandt Boulevard
Landisville, Pennsylvania, 17538
Alpha & Omega Family Life Center
708 Wabank Street
*Spanish- serving the Latino community
Anchorage Breakfast Program
First United Methodist Church
29 East Walnut Street
Lancaster, PA 17602
Provides bag breakfast meals, 5 weekdays per week
Salvation Army food pantries are located at :
131 South Queen Street, Lancaster (717-397-7565),
401 Locust Street, Columbia (717-684-8047)
Each may have food and groceries for special needs, offer shelter and other support, such as clothing. They also have limited financial aid as well as applications to SNAP food stamps.
San Juan Bautista
425 South Duke Street
(No info on website about food bank)
Jean Polite Food Bank
Bethel AME Cultural Center
512 East Strawberry Street,
Lancaster County Council of Churches
812 N. Queen Street, Lancaster
Call the pantry at 717-291-2261
CONESTOGA VALLEY AREA
Conestoga Valley Christian Community Services
2420 Gehman Lane
Lancaster, PA 17602
To schedule a food or clothing appointment,
please contact Brittney at 717-208-3711 ext. 101.
MANHEIM TOWNSHIP AREA
Lancaster Brethren in Christ Church- Food Pantry
1865 Fruitville Pike
Serves the Manheim Township Community (zip code 17601 & 17520).
Manheim Central Food Pantry
334 West Gramby Street
Manheim, PA 17545
They operate an emergency food pantry.
Lititz/Warwick Community Chest
200 Orange St.
717-627-0770 No office hours, leave voicemail message
Serve within boundaries of Warwick School District
Zion Lutheran Church
435 Main Street, Akron
717-859-2100, 8-10 am
- Peter’s Porch is at Faith United Lutheran, 357 Walnut Street, Denver, PA. First Sat. of month
- Peter’s Porch is at Lititz Mennonite Church, 165 East Front Street, Lititz. Second Saturday
- Zion Lutheran, Akron, 3rd Saturday of the month. 8-10am
- Peter’s Porch is at Landis Valley Christian Fellowship Church, 2420 Kissel Hill Road, Lancaster. On the FOURTH Saturday of every month! 8-10am
Ephrata Area Social Services- Food Bank
227 North State Street
Ephrata, PA, 17522
Up to five days of free food may be provided, including non-perishable canned goods, eggs, cheese, baby formula, meat and milk. *Still operating and accepting new clients. Call the office to schedule appointment.
EASTERN LANCASTER COUNTY
Lighthouse Assembly of God, His Helping Hands
105 Earland Drive
New Holland, Pennsylvania, 17557
Call 717-354-0056 ext. 153 to leave message
If you have an urgent need, please call the church office and leave a message for Terry Mullins with the church secretary, Nancy.
CrossNet Ministries Food Pantry
127 W. Franklin Street
New Holland, PA
Serves those residing within ELANCO school district boundaries
To sign up for the Food Pantry, call 717-355-2454 on Mondays before 4:00 PM
Food Pantry is open on Wednesdays from 3:00–5:15 PM
Northeast Lancaster County Food Bank
Located at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church,
Terre Hill, PA, 17581
717-354-3776, or Contact Dixie Adams at 717-715-4628
Twin Valley Food Pantry
Conestoga Mennonite Church
2779 Main St. (Hwy 23)
Morgantown, PA 19543
SOUTHERN LANCASTER COUNTY
Solanco Food Bank
355 Buck Road
Freedom Life Christian Center Food Bank
447 Noble Rd
Christiana, PA, 17509
Call 610-593-5959 for hours.
Based on donations, there may be canned goods and more for the low income and homeless.
LEBANON COUNTY RESOURCES:
Lebanon County Assistance Office
625 S. Eighth St.
Lebanon County Community Action Partnership
503 Oak St.
Lebanon, PA 17042
**Most programs require pre-registration and have guidelines for qualification. Contact the program first by calling or reviewing information on their website.
The Caring Cupboard
Palmyra, PA – 17078
Serves in the area of Palmyra and Annville-Cleona School Districts
JOY Food Pantry
St. John’s United Church of Christ.
120 Market Street,
Jonestown, PA 17038
Provides supplemental groceries to those living within the Northern Lebanon School District
Lebanon County Christian Ministries
250 S 7th St
Lebanon, PA 17042
WAYS TO GET FREE INTERNET ACCESS
Comcast (Xfinity): To get 60 Days of free “Internet Essentials,” you have to be an eligible “qualified low-income household.”
-Go to InternetEssentials.com or call 855-846-8376 (English) or
call 855-765-6995 (Spanish)
-All new customers will receive a “free self-install kit” with no
Spectrum (Previously Time Warner Cable): Must be a household with a student enrolled in a K-12 school or college.
-Call 844-488-8305 (Installation fees will be waived for eligible households)
The free offerings from Comcast and Spectrum are only available to households that don’t already have a subscription. This policy may have changed since Covid-19.
Both Comcast and Spectrum also have Wi-Fi hotspots made free to the public. To assess a Comcast or Spectrum hotspot:
- Search Settings on computer
- Click on settings
- Click on Show Available Networks
- Available hotspots in your area will show OPEN
- Click on any of the OPEN hotspots to connect for free
- If Comcast is in your area, you’ll see Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspots. Spectrum should be similar.
Other Possible Options:
- com – has a free data plan to receive 500 megabytes of data at no cost
- net – restricted to only 10 hours per month
- Most smartphones have a hotspot feature, also referred to as “tethering). To access your smartphone hotspot, click on Settings and then toggle on Personal Hotspot. It will provide you with a password. You then need to choose “iPhone” or other smartphone from the Wi-Fi settings on your computer and enter the password when prompted.
- IMPORTANT: Hotspots using your smartphone do tend to consume a lot of data, therefore, this may not be an option if you have a limited data plan.
- National Suicide Prevention Line
- Crisis Text Line (even if you just need someone to talk to & you’re not in “crisis”)
- Text “help” to 741-741