LANCASTER COUNTY RESOURCES:

Career Link to help with job placement.  Temporary jobs available.

PA CareerLink® Lancaster County
1016 North Charlotte St.
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-509-5613
https://www.jobs4lancaster.com/

 

UTILITIES:

Community Action Partnership (CAP)
601 South Queen Street,
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-299-7301

https://caplanc.org/our-programs/household-stability/utility-assistance/

Utility Assistance applications and 30-day income documents can be faxed to 717-286-0379

or emailed to ontrack@caplanc.org.

 

FOOD RESOURCES:

**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/DONEGAL

Mount Joy Helping Services
The pantry is at Corner of Mount Joy & Concord Streets,

407 Howard Avenue
Mount Joy, Pennsylvania, 17552
717-653-5585

http://mountjoyborough.com/community-organizations/helping-services/

East Donegal/ Conoy Area Christian Food Bank

Coffee Goss Road &
Peach Street
Maytown, PA 17547

Contact Pat Vogel @ 717-426-2360

ELIZABETHTOWN AREA

Grace Chapel Church
2535 Colebrook Road
Elizabethtown, PA, 17022
717-944-5571

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
717-361-8149

Boxes of groceries, canned goods, and more.

https://www.freefood.org/l/community-cupboard-of-elizabethtown

COLUMBIA

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Columbia Food Bank
340 Locust Street
Columbia, PA 17512
Main phone 717-449-5101

https://columbiafoodbank.org/

HEMPFIELD

Hempfield Area Food Pantry
85 East Brandt Boulevard
Landisville, Pennsylvania, 17538
717-898-2954

https://www.hempfieldfoodpantry.org/

LANCASTER CITY

Alpha & Omega Family Life Center
708 Wabank Street
Lancaster
717-394-3021

http://alphayomega.us/services/food-bank/

*Spanish- serving the Latino community

Anchorage Breakfast Program

First United Methodist Church
29 East Walnut Street
Lancaster, PA 17602

mailto:director@anchoragebreakfast.org

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
Lancaster
717-392-4118

(No info on website about food bank)

Jean Polite Food Bank

Bethel AME Cultural Center
512 East Strawberry Street,
Lancaster
717-393-8379

http://bethelamelancaster.com/ministries/food-bank/

Lancaster County Council of Churches

Food Hub:

812 N. Queen Street, Lancaster
Call the pantry at 717-291-2261
https://lancasterfoodhub.org/food/

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.

https://cvccs.org/

MANHEIM TOWNSHIP AREA

Lancaster Brethren in Christ Church- Food Pantry
1865 Fruitville Pike

717-569-5011

office.lancbic@gmail.com

Serves the Manheim Township Community (zip code 17601 & 17520).

http://lancbic.org/food-bank/

MANHEIM CENTRAL

Manheim Central Food Pantry
334 West Gramby Street
Manheim, PA 17545
They operate an emergency food pantry.

http://www.manheimcentralfoodpantry.org/home.html

LITITZ

Lititz/Warwick Community Chest
200 Orange St.
Lititz, PA
717-627-0770 No office hours, leave voicemail message

Serve within boundaries of Warwick School District

AKRON/EPHRATA

Peter’s Porch
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
Call 717-733-0345

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

https://elancocross.org/what-we-do/food-nutrition-programs/

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

http://www.conestogamennonitechurch.org/downloads/TV%20Food%20Pantry_brochure_2018.pdf

610-286-9124

SOUTHERN LANCASTER COUNTY

Solanco Food Bank
355 Buck Road
Quarryville, PA
717-786-4308

https://www.solanconeighborhoodministries.org/index.php/services/food-bank/

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:

HEATING BILL/UTILITIES:

Lebanon County Assistance Office
625 S. Eighth St.
Lebanon, PA
717-273-1641

Lebanon County Community Action Partnership
503 Oak St.
Lebanon, PA 17042
717-273-9328

FOOD RESOURCES:

**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
717-838-9493

https://www.caringcupboard.org

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
717-306-9025

http://www.joypantry.org/new-clients.html

Provides supplemental groceries to those living within the Northern Lebanon School District

Lebanon County Christian Ministries

250 S 7th St
Lebanon, PA 17042
Email: info@lccm.us

717-272-4400

https://www.lccm.us/

https://www.lccm.us/covid-19-updates.html

 

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

shipping fee

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:

  1. Search Settings on computer
  2. Click on settings
  3. Click on Show Available Networks
  4. Available hotspots in your area will show OPEN
  5. Click on any of the OPEN hotspots to connect for free
  6. 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.

CRISIS RESOURCES:

  • National Suicide Prevention Line
    • 800-273-8255
  • Crisis Text Line (even if you just need someone to talk to & you’re not in “crisis”)
    • Text “help” to 741-741