This list of food banks and food assistance options provides a starting point for those struggling with hunger, and those who wish to help. See also Soup Kitchens.
Where information is not listed, call for days, times and place food is distributed. For additional information, contact CENTRAL PA FOOD BANK at 717-564-1700 or find a location near you under partner agencies tab at www.centralpafoodbank.org.
ALLISON HILL COMMUNITY MINISTRY FOOD PANTRY
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1 to 2 p.m.
Derry Street United Methodist Church
1508 Derry St., Harrisburg.
BETHANY CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE FOOD PANTRY
Serves residents in the 17112 Zip code
First and third Saturdays of the month from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
1605 Parkway West, Harrisburg
BIG SPRING AREA FOOD BANK
For Newville area residents
Usually last Monday of month from 9:00 am – 11:00 am, except for months of May, November and December in which case it is open the Monday before the Holiday (Memorial Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas).
Big Spring United Lutheran Church
101 Crossroad School Road, Newville
BREAD OF LIFE OUTREACH
Newport Assembly of God Church
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Wednesday, 3 to 6 p.m.
35 N. Front St., Newport
Second Saturday of month at Family Life Center, West Shortcut Road, Newport.
Also fourth Saturday at Journey Christian Church, Thompsontown.
Covid-19 hours of operation are Wednesday 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Normal hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, and also 5:30 to 7 p.m.Wednesday.
131 N. Railroad St., Palmyra
CATHOLIC HARVEST FOOD PANTRY
Operates food pantry in York County. Hours are 6 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. first and third Thursday of month, and 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. fourth Monday and fourth Friday of month.
628 E. Market St., York
CHRISTIAN LIFE ASSEMBLY FOOD BANK
Hosts a food bank that operates 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on second Tuesday of month. Proof of income and residency is required.
2645 Lisburn Road, Camp Hill
CHRISTIAN LIFE CHURCH BOUNTIFUL BLESSINGS FOOD PANTRY
717-369-2980 (Darlene McKelvey)
Thursdays from 9:00 am – Noon, not open on the 5th Thursday of the month if it has one.
1400 Warm Spring Road, Chambersburg
THE CROSSPOINT FOOD PANTRY
Serves residents in the 17103, 17109 and 17111 Zip codes. Open on the first and third Saturdays of the month from 10:30 a.m.to 12:30 p.m.
6570 Mifflin Ave., Harrisburg
THE CUPBOARD AT CALVARY
Serves residents in the 17109, 17111 and 17112 Zip codes.
4:30 to 6 p.m., second and fourth Thursdays of the month.
Calvary United Methodist Church
4700 Locust Lane, Harrisburg.
ECUMENICAL FOOD PANTRY
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
Messiah Lutheran Church
Sixth and Forster Streets, Harrisburg
ENOLA FOOD PANTRY
(New Hope Ministries)
Third Saturday of month, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
River of God Church
474 Wertzville Road, Enola
FEED MY SHEEP FOOD MINISTRY
For Dauphin Borough and Middle Paxton Twp. residents only. Must call ahead.
Third Thursday of the month from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Allegheny and Swatara streets, Dauphin.
FOOD STAMPS HOTLINE
Provides households with SNAP (Food Stamp) application assistance through a toll-free confidential bilingual helpline.
GRANTVILLE AREA FOOD PANTRY AND CLOTHING CLOSET
Thursdays, 6 to 8 p.m., and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
117 N. Faith Road, Grantville
GREATER ZION MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
Third Monday of month, 5 to 7 p.m.
212 N. Progress Ave., Harrisburg
HARRISBURG BRETHREN IN CHRIST CHURCH
Operates food pantry on second Thursday, 1 to 2:00 p.m., and fourth Thursday, 4 to 6:00 p.m.
2217 Derry St., Harrisburg
HARRISBURG FOOD MINISTRY
Distributes food from 11:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wednesday at Second City Church, 251 Verbeke St., Harrisburg, and 11:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. Friday at First Church of the Brethren, 219 Hummel St., Harrisburg.
HALIFAX UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Serves residents in Halifax and Millersburg area
9 to 11 a.m. Mondays,
4 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays
9 to 11 a.m., 1st and 4th Saturdays of month
105 Wind Hill Road, Halifax
HERSHEY FOOD BANK
Distribution to established clients on first and third Thursdays of month, 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 5 to 7 p.m.; and Wednesdays before third Thursday of month from 9 to 11:30 a.m.
120 E. Derry Road, Hershey
HUMMELSTOWN FOOD PANTRY
Serves residents in the Hummelstown area, Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. and Thursdays, 5 to 7:15 p.m.
717-566-2589, ext. 2
100 W. Main St., Hummelstown (Zion Lutheran Church)
INTERNATIONAL SERVICE CENTER
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
21 S. River St., Harrisburg
THE KING’S KETTLE FOOD PANTRY
Open 1st, 2nd & 3rd Mondays and Tuesdays of month
5 to 6:00 p.m.
30 North Fayette Street, Shippensburg
LEBANON COUNTY CHRISTIAN MINSITRIES
Call for appointment Monday-Friday 8:30am – 4:30 pm
250 S. 7th St., Lebanon
MACEDONIA MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
Operates food bank from 4:00 to 6 p.m. on Fridays.
2339 N. Sixth St., Harrisburg
MANNA FOOD PANTRY
(Penbrook United Church of Christ)
Serves residents in 17103, 17104 and 17109 Zip codes.
First three Thursdays of the month, 6 to 8 p.m.
56 Banks St., Penbrook
MARY’S HELPERS FOOD PANTRY
Prince of Peace Church in Steelton
Call for information
815 S. Second St., Steelton
Open various dates each month, please call or check website for operating dates
MIDDLETOWN INTERFAITH FOOD PANTRY
Serves residents in 17057 Zip code.
Tuesdays and Fridays
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
201 Wyoming St., Royalton
MILLERSBURG ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH
(Bread of Life Food Ministry)
Second Saturday of month at 9:30 a.m.
2261 Shippen Dam Road, Millersburg
MOUNT HOLLY SPRINGS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Offers food bank serving residents in Mount Holly Springs, Gardners and Boiling Springs.
202 W. Butler St., Mount Holly Springs
NEW HOPE MINISTRIES
Mobile food pantries in Abbottstown, East Berlin, Enola, Susquehanna View, Lewisberry, York Haven, Goldsboro, Gardners, and York Springs. Also food pantries in Lemoyne, Mechanicsburg and Hanover..
NORTHERN DAUPHIN FOOD PANTRY
Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 3:30 pm, every 2nd Tuesday 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
By appointment only
295 State Drive, Elizabethville
OUR LADY OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT FOOD PANTRY
Open every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Clients are limited to one visit a month.
2121 N. Third St.
PERRY COUNTY FOOD BANK
For eligible Perry County residents
8:45 to 11:45 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m., Monday and Wednesday; 8:45 to 11:45 a.m. Friday
Also, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Monday following third Saturday of month.
Has eight remote distribution sites, most of them open on the third Saturday of the month.
300A S. Carlisle St., New Bloomfield
Distributes food to residents in the Carlisle/Boiling Springs area during the week that contains the third Thursday of the month. Distribution during this week: 12 to 2 p.m. Tuesday; 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday; 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday; and 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday.
Also provides fresh produce from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday and 12 to 2 p.m. Thursday at Farmstead location, 123 Lincoln St., Carlisle.
ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI FOOD BANK
Serves residents by appointment only in the 17103 and 17104 zip codes in Allison Hill area. Saturdays from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m.
1459 Zarker St., Harrisburg
UPPER DAUPHIN HUMAN SERVICES CENTER
Operates food bank from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Individuals and families needing food are allowed to come one time per month.
517 Main St., Lykens
WEST SHORE CENTER FOOD PANTRY
(New Hope Ministries)
Serves residents in Lemoyne, New Cumberland, Camp Hill, Wormleysburg and Enola. Must apply first.
Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday 6:30pm – 8:30 pm, Saturday 10:00 am noon
701 Bosler Ave., Lemoyne