York-Adams Food Pantries & Soup Kitchens Guide

By Sarah Frane Macaroni Kid Gettysburg-Hanover October 16, 2023

Local Food Banks and Soup Kitchens programs help millions of people find food and groceries in their communities every year. But finding the info for your local programs can sometimes be difficult, Which is  is why we work with local nonprofits to provide you with a full list of localations.  Please note eligibility for these services are normally based by your zip code or school district. We update our guide information as often as we can but please call the locations to see if there have been scheduling changes and for all the eligibility requirements before heading out. 

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  1. Gettysburg Pantry - SCCAP
    : SCCAP (South Central Community Action Programs)
              153 North Stratton Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
    When:  Mon, Wed, and Thurs, 9:00am-3:30pm; closed for lunch
    What:  A shopping experience to pick out food with access to the Gleaning Project Produce Stand
    Contact:  717-334-7634 ext. 131
  2. The Gleaning Project Produce Stand
    : SCCAP (South Central Community Action Programs)
              153 North Stratton Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
    When:  Fall/ Winter: Mon-Thurs, 9am-5pm;
              Spring/ Summer: Mon-Thurs, 9am-3:30 pm
    What:  Fresh fruits and vegetables at no cost
    Contact:  717-884-8373
  3. Abbottstown Pantry
    Where: St. John’s Lutheran Church
              100 Water St., Abbottstown, PA 17301
    When: First Thursday of each month, 3-5pm
    What: A mobile food pantry run by 
  4. New Hope Ministries
    How often: Once a month
    Contact: 717-432-3053 ext. 308
  5. East Berlin Pantry
    : Trinity Lutheran Church
    117 West King Street, East Berlin, PA 17316
    When:  First Wednesday of each month, 4-6pm
    What: A mobile food pantry run by
  6. Fairfield Pantry
    :  Fairfield Mennonite Church
     201 W Main St., Fairfield, PA 17320
    When:  Third Friday of the month, 1-5pm
    What:  A drive-thru pantry for residents living in Fairfield Area School District, Orrtanna, and Cashtown. Please stay in your car.
    How often: Once a month
    Contact:  717-642-8936
  7. Littlestown Pantry
    :  1113 Frederick Pike, Littlestown, PA 17340
    When:  Mon-Wed 9am-4pm; Thurs 9am-noon and 4-7pm
    Contact:  717-848-0885
  8. New Oxford Pantry
    :  154 Enterprise Drive, New Oxford, PA 17350
    When:  Mon-Fri 9am-4pm; Tues evenings by appointment
    Contact:  717-624-4700
  9. York Springs Pantry
    Where:  York Springs United Methodist Church
     840 Trolley Road, York Springs, PA 17372
    When:  Third Wednesday of each month, 3-4:30pm
    What: A mobile food pantry run by New Hope Ministries
    How often: Once a month
    Contact:  717-432-3053 ext. 308
  10. Memorial Baptist Church Food Pantry    
    Where:  1096 Biglerville Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325
    When:  3rd Saturday of every month, 8:30-11:30am
    Who:  Adams County residents with proof of financial need (paystub or proof of income); emergency food is also available when the office is open (Mon-Fri 10:30am-4:30pm)
    How often: Once a month
    Contact:  717-334-2898, 
  11. Upper Adams Food Pantry
    Where: Centenary United Methodist Church 99 N. Main St, Biglerville, PA 17307
    When: 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month with a meal from 6-7:30pm
    Who: Upper Adams school district residents with financial need based on USDA guidelines, proof of address and self certify income
    How often: 2 times per month
    How: Call for appointment 717-677-6951.
  12. GBC Church- Drive-Thru Pantry
    Where: 95 Fairview Rd., Gettysburg, PA 17325
    When: First Satruday of the month, 10am until supplies run out (approximately noon)
    Who: anyone in need; no questions asked or documents requested
    a box of food filled with canned goods, milk, meat, and fresh produce (depending on availability)
    Contact: 717-337-1160
  13. Gettysburg Community Soup Kitchen
    Where: 22 West High Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
    When: Daily, 11:30am-12:30pm
    Who: Anyone in need
    What: a hot midday meal
    Contact:  717-334-2773
  14. PAL Soup Kitchen- Hanover Area Council of Churches
    Where:  136 Carlisle St., Hanover, PA 17331
    When:  Daily carry out only, 11:30am-12:30pm; never closed on holidays
    Who:  Anyone in need
  15. East Berlin Blessing Table/West Point Retreats
    Where: 1132 Green Ridge Rd., East berlin, PA 17316
    When:   Tues 10am-1pm, Wed 10-12pm, Thurs 5pm-7pm
    Who: Anyone in need
    What: Products available include food, clothes, personal hygiene items, and more. Take what you need, give what you can. This is open to the community, and everything is free. Pull into the parking lot and drive back to the handicap parking; everything is under the awning.


God's Meal Barrel

Hanover, PA 17331


Email :

Provides an open food pantry to feed those in need without questions or qualifications. 

New Oxford Community Food Pantry
New Oxford, PA - 17350
(717) 624-4700

New Hope Ministries

New Hope Ministries is a community social service agency that lives out the faith of our Christian tradition by helping our neighbors living in poverty or experiencing a financial crisis by providing help with food, other basic needs, and educational and employment help to get through tough times and increase stability. We also have a monthly mobile food pantry program that visits the following communities.


Dillsburg Center:
99 W. Church Street, Dillsburg, PA 17019
(717) 432-3053

Dover Center:
62 N. Main Street, Dover, PA 17315
(717) 292-3441

Enola Center:
110 Altoona Avenue, Enola, PA 17025
(717) 996-9006

Hanover Center:
135 Baltimore Street, Hanover, PA 17331
(717) 698-3365

Littlestown Center:
1113 Frederick Pike, Littlestown, PA 17340
(717) 848-0885

Mechanicsburg Center:
5228 E. Trindle Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
(717) 766-7333

New Oxford Center:
154 Enterprise Drive, New Oxford, PA 17350
(717) 624-4700

Red Land Center: 
539 Old York Road, New Cumberland, PA 17070
(717) 915-6763

West Shore Center:
701 Bosler Avenue, Lemoyne, PA 17043
(717) 774-6255

Red Lion Area Community Services, Inc. - Food Pantry
Red Lion, PA - 17356
(717) 244-6934

Food pantry by appointment.Hours:Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 2:00 pmEmergency resources, seasonal programming, nutrition classes, money management counseling, Kids' Kafe summer lunch program, school supplies, Warm Program (blankets, hats, gloves, scarves), Bags of Blessings - Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas; limited assistance with utilities depending on circumstances.clients must show a photo ID and proof of address. volunteers and work teams always welcome to apply.distribution partner with CPFB & YCFB. Pane...

Hearts for Hunger
Red Lion, PA - 17356
(717) 244-6323

Hearts for Hunger is a food pantry that serves the Red Lion, PA and surrounding areas which includes Glen Rock, Stewartstown, Shrewsbury, Felton, Fawn Grove, Winterstown, New Freedom, Windsor, Dallastown and communities in between.Hearts for Hunger is a Christian based group providing the Red Lion and surrounding areas hope and help through the blessing of food and necessities. Our goal is to model the love and compassion of Jesus Christ by providing for those in need.The Food Pantry Hours:Every fourth Saturday of the month...

Southern York County Pantry
New Freedom, PA - 17349
(717) 235-6370

Providing food distribution to Southern York County. Hours:Tuesday & Thursday 9:15am - 11:30am Saturday 10:00am - 11:15am For an appointment and more information, please call. ...

Community Food Bank - Mount Joy
Mount Joy, PA - 17552
(717) 653-5585

Mount Joy Helping Services, serving residents of zip code 17552 Hours: Wednesday and Friday 9:00am - 11:00am Other times by appointment. For more information, please call. ...

Northeast Neighborhood Association

The address is 216 Chestnut Street, York, Pennsylvania 17403. Dial (717) 845-5641

Various items are offered. There is free canned or fresh food, groceries as well as infant formula and diapers from the pantry.  Get clothes, canned soup, pasta, dairy, fruits or vegetables laundry detergent and other household supplies. A local Meals on Wheels service is run too.

Salvation Army

Social services are at 30 East King Street, York, Pennsylvania 17401. Dial (717) 848-9724

The local branch of this national charity that services the less fortunate in York County Pennsylvania.  A food pantry, thrift store, and clothing closet is usually offered. Also may have items like the Angel Tree for gifts, or winter coats for children. They also provide free Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas meals.


 St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

25 West Springettsbury Ave, York, PA 17404. Dial (717) 843-8155

Low income and the working poor in this York County parish can get help. There are also holiday food baskets (Easter, Thanksgiving turkeys, and Christmas meals) as well as basic needs.

Christ Lutheran Church of Spry

2385 S. Queen Street, York, PA 17402. Call the church at (717) 741-4639 for more information and hours

Northeastern Food Pantry

Address: 4832 N. Sherman St. Ext., Mt. Wolf, Pennsylvania 17347. Dial (717) 266-6785

A free emergency food pantry is offered to the low income, elderly, disabled and unemployed among others. There is also the Our Daily Bread soup kitchen. Get items such as fruits, canned meats, meat, tuna, dairy, and fruit juices.

Community Progress Council, Inc.

This is the York County Community Action Agency. Everything from SNAP food stamp applications to WIC vouchers, emergency food and more is offered. They also work to end the crisis, so employment, financial aid, financial literacy including how to budget for food and other aid is offered.

The non-profit is at 135 Baltimore Street, Hanover, Pennsylvania 17331. Telephone -  (717) 632-9191.

226 E College Ave, York, PA 17403. Main number is (717) 846-4600

There are other locations too. More on York County PA community action agency.

Red Land Community Action
Main address is 308 Market St, Lewisberry, PA 17339. Phone: (717) 938-4621

Low income assistance programs, applications to Commodity Supplemental Food Program, SNAP and other public and charitable aid.

Stillmeadow Church of the Nazarene

350 Chestnut Street, York, PA 17403. Dial (717) 846-1959

Get free shelf-stable foods, Canned Fruits  or Vegetables, free holiday food boxes and more. Staff and volunteers at the York County church may also pass out a blanket, allow the homeless to get a bag lunch, and offer other assistance.


Catholic Harvest Food Pantry

Food bank and main office is at 628 E. Market Street, York, Pennsylvania 17403. Phone number (717) 846-8571

Bridgeway Community Church

Reynolds Mill Road, York, PA 17403. Phone -  (717) 741-3225

The free pantry may have everything from groceries to paper products, such as toilet paper or paper towels. Or get rice, baby formula, free hygiene supplies and other stuff.

Grace Words Bible Church - Charlotte's Pantry

806 West Princess Street, York, Pennsylvania 17404. Telephone -  (717) 880-7511

Both canned and fresh food may be offered. Meat, chicken, hamburger, dairy and fruits or vegetables too. There are also paper goods.

Saint Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church

839 West Market Street, York, PA 17401. Call (717) 845-3476

Union Lutheran Church

408 West Market Street, York, Pennsylvania 17401. Phone: (717) 852-7345

Canned groceries, free baby food, formula, wipes, diapers and more. Also get bread, pasta, canned fruits or meat, rice, beans, and other grocery supplies.

First Presbyterian Church of York - The Caring Ministry

The charity is at  225 East Market Street, York, PA 17403. Telephone - (717) 848-8869

A wide variety of assistance programs and social services are offered. There is free food, bus passes, or vouchers for gasoline. Or seniors and the homebound can apply for Meals on Wheels, children can get summer snacks or school supplies, and bag lunches are passed out.

St. Jacobs Lutheran Church

A soup kitchen and pantry is at 99 E. George Street, New Salem, PA 17371. Dial  (717) 792-9531

First St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church

A soup kitchen is at 140 West King Street, York, PA 17401. Call (717) 843-8597

Baked goods, pastries, sandwiches, drinks and more to the poor, homeless in York County, and needy.

Harvest of Blessing Food and Clothing Bank

Main address is 254 West Princess Street, York, PA 17401. Call (717) 808-4209

York’s Helping Hand

Main address is 412 W. King St., York, Pennsylvania 17404. Telephone - (717) 495-2924

Various programs may be administered. Also get information on public aid like LHEAP as well as places to go to for Thanksgiving or Christmas meals. Learn about Summer Food Service Program, USDA commodities and other benefits.



Asbury U.M. Church

Bethany Baptist

Carriage Works

Carroll Village

Catholic Harvest Food Pantry

Charlotte's Pantry

Childrens Home of York

Christ Lutheran Church Spry

Community Reach Inc.

Connected Life Ministry

Crispus Attucks

Devers Elementary School

Door of Salvation

Eastern Senior Center

Eastern York Food Pantry

Emmanuel Food Pantry

Emmanuel UMC of Windsor

Fairview Full Gospel

Faith UMC in Hallam

Family Life Ministries

Goldsboro Church of God

Good News Independent Church

Grace Lutheran Church Red Lion

Hanover Council of Churches

Hanover St. Paul's Lutheran Church

Harvest of Blessings

Harvest of Hope Food Pantry

Hearts for Hunger

Iglesia Pentecostal Casa Del Alfarero

Immanuel UMC - The Well

Kingston House

Ladder to the Light

Life & Praise Tabernacle

Lifepath Ministries

Mason-Dixon Community Services

Mt. Wolf Community Senior Program

New Hope Ministries - Dillsburg

New Hope Ministries - Dover

New Hope Ministries - Hanover

Northeast Neighborhood Association

Northeastern Food Pantry

Salem Shares Food Pantry

Salvation Army

Shrewsbury Courtyards

Southern Community Services - YMCA of York & York County

Spartan Food Pantry - York College of PA

Springwood Overlook

Spry Church Food Pantry

St. Jacob's Lutheran Food Pantry

St. Matthew Lutheran Church

St. Paul's Lutheran Church - York

Stewartstown United Methodist Church


Strausburg Haus

The Caring Ministry - York

The Well Family Life Center

Tidings of Peace Mennonite Church

Truth Tabernacle

Unity Church of God in Christ

Victory Baptist Church

West End Local Link (W.E.L.L.)

Westminster Place at Stewartstown

White Rose Senior Center

York Benevolent Association

York First Church of the Brethren

York Regional Dream Center

York Towne House

York Township Elementary PTO

Yorktown Senior Center