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Free food pantries, soup kitchens and groceries Cumberland County Pennsylvania.

People who need help in Carlisle and Cumberland County Pennsylvania have a number of food pantries, soup kitchens and other centers near them that they can turn to for assistance. Resources are offered for those who need help, including free or low cost groceries, emergency food boxes, meals, soup kitchens, hygiene supplies and other assistance like clothing. Some locations give free groceries today, and find details below as well as a phone number at the bottom of the page for more resources.

If you are trying to provide food for your family, do not wait before asking for help. The longer you wait until you ask, the fewer options you will have and the more difficult it will be to provide you with assistance. As not only can these pantries provide support in an emergency, many can help you apply for other programs such as government or public assistance programs, SNAP food stamps, Meals on Wheels and much more. That process can take time, so contact a Cumberland County Pennsylvania non-profit early in the process.

Big Spring Area Food Bank operates out of the Newville Fire Hall
Newville, Pennsylvania 17241
Phone number (717) 776-5623
Food and other aid is distributed only on the last Monday of each month. Local community members may qualify for support in their time of need.

Christ Among Neighbors (C.A.N.)
34 East Orange Street, P.O. Box 401
Shippensburg, Pennsylvania 17257
Phone number is (717) 386-9204
For families with no other options, this non-profit can serve as a last resort. In a crisis, CAN provides assistance such as free food, utilities help, clothing, lodging, shelter, and more. A great place for referrals and information on community resources. Serves residents of Shippensburg School District and parts of Walnut Bottom (zip codes 17266/7257). Need a referral from Rent Assistance Workers at Carlisle Salvation Army, Shippensburg Community Action Center, or King’s Kettle.




Christian Life Assembly Food Bank
Food pantry address is 2645 Lisburn Road (At Church)
Camp Hill, PA 17011
Call (717) 737-6560
The charity also has free Christmas or Thanksgiving meals, small gifts for kids, and winter attire from a clothing closet.

New Hope Ministries - Mechanicsburg Center
5228 E. Trindle Road
Mechanicburg, PA 17050
Call (717) 766-7333
Emergency referral and food.

Cumberland County Assistance Office
33 Westminister Drive
Carlisle, PA 17013
Apply for Food stamps, WIC, or other aid. This is the main source of public aid in Cumberland County. Whether welfare or other benefits are needed, families in poverty can apply. More on Pennsylvania public assistance programs.

The King’s Kettle Food Bank
30 North Fayette Street
Shippensburg, Pennsylvania 17257
Telephone number - (717) 530-9200
Referrals are given. The food bank also has paper goods, hygiene supplies, diapers for new moms, and other canned groceries.

Mt. Holly Springs Food Bank
14 Fairfield Street
Mt. Holly Springs, PA 17065
Phone number - (717) 486-4818
Distributes food and meals to the needy, with the possibility of some holiday help.





Mt. Holly United Methodist Church Food Bank
202 West Butler Street
Mt. Holly Springs, PA 17065
Call (717) 528-7028
Services offered by this church food bank include clothing, detergent, paper supplies and food assistance

Neighbors in Christ is run at First Presbyterian Church
111 Big Spring Avenue
Newville, PA 17241
Big Springs School District area can receive shelter, help with bills/rent, food, meals, and clothing. All assistance is for an emergency.

Newville Area Community Center
Location is 2 Chestnut Street, 2nd Floor
Newville, PA 17241
(717) 776-4876
Case management, social services, low income programs, community outreach, food and other programs are administered.

Oasis of Love
303 South Washington Street
Shippensburg, Pennsylvania 17257
Phone: 717-532-5112
Emergency food boxes are offered year round in Cumberland County. There is also baked goods, bread, coffee or drinks for the homeless, and Thanksgiving meals.

River of God Church
Food pantry address is 747 Wertzville Road
Enola, PA 17025

Shippensburg Produce and Outreach
130 South Penn Street
Shippensburg, Pennsylvania 17257
Phone: 717-477-9100
Fruits, vegetables, gardening supplies, and other free food programs are run by the non-profit.

Pregnancy Ministries
124 West King Street, Unit 1
Shippensburg, Pennsylvania 17257
(717) 532-4446
Call for services such as free pregnancy tests, food, furniture, free diapers, baby formula, and work or school clothes. They help low income single moms and teens in Cumberland County.

Pregnancy Resource Center of Carlisle
Address is 300 South Hanover Street
Carlisle, PA 17013
(717) 241-5510
Also offer diapers, baby formula, clothing and furniture, as well as other resources for pregnant moms.

Project S.H.A.R.E.
5 North Orange Street
Carlisle, Pennsylvania 17013
Phone number - (717) 249-7773
Distributes food boxes, which contain up to one week of groceries, on the third Thursday and Saturday mornings of each month. Infant services are provided from WIC representative or volunteers, such as nurses. Referrals, food preparation classes, and a number of other services are provided too.





The Salvation Army, Social Services Center
Address is 24 East Pomfret Street
Carlisle, Pennsylvania 17013
Phone number is (717) 249-1411
Helps with food and other support is available from the pantry and soup kitchen. Low income families can sign-up for the Christmas holiday food baskets program too. Daily meals, and senior programs (including Meals on Wheels) are also run on site.

Government WIC program is administered from 437 East North Street
Carlisle, Pennsylvania 17013
Telephone number is 1-800-882-8812
Provides food vouchers/nutrition education to pregnant women and low income children.

Additional free food programs near you in Cumberland County PA

A regional distribution center is available in Cumberland County as well. This is part of Feeding America. Families can learn about mobile food pantries, apply for USDA programs such as food stamps or free school lunches, and get other help. Dial 717.564.1700.


By Jon McNamara


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