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Free food pantries and soup kitchens York County Pennsylvania.

Contact one or more of the free food banks for groceries, soup kitchens or emergency pantries in York County Pennsylvania below. There are Meals on Wheels services for the elderly and disabled. The food distribution centers near you may provide free groceries today, hot meals and perishable items (as resources allow) but many offer other aid as well. Find details below as well as a referral phone number at the bottom of the page.

A church or charity run free food pantry in York County may also provide information on social service programs too. For example, learn where and how to apply for food stamps, receive infant formula., or other government aid like WIC or food stamps. Many also provide free personal toiletries, hygiene supplies or holiday meals, including to single parents. Continue with food stamps in Pennsylvania.

The centers all partner with the greater York County Food Bank, which coordinates the various assistance  programs. The help ensure there are social services among all local churches, charities, non-profits, and pantries. Usually the number of times people can access a pantry is limited to a certain number of times per month, and the amount of free food that an individual can take away from a location is usually also limited.

The charities that offers help in York Pennsylvania may factor in the number of family members, someone’s household income, and other resources. This includes everything from free Christmas and Thanksgiving meals to home delivery for the homebound as well as vouchers for formula or Ensure.

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.

God's Meal Barrel
A free food bank is at 413 Baltimore Street, Hanover, PA 17331. Call (717) 637-5568
The pantry can only be used one time per month.

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.





York County food bank
254 W Princess St, York, PA 17401. Call (717) 846-6435
A leading non-profit in the region. They work with local churches, pantries and charities in the county. The center can serve as a place for referrals. Learn about Meals on Wheels, free grocery giveaways, and other hunger prevention services. The regional non-profit ensures the other local emergency food pantries are fully stocked.

Heidelberg United Church of Christ
Location is 47 West Philadelphia Street, York, PA 17401. Dial (717) 854-7125
A free hot breakfast is served. Often a bag or box of groceries is provided too.

Susquehanna Area Senior Center
2427 Craley Road, Wrightsville, PA 17368. Dial the center at (717) 244-0340
A number of food and other programs are offered for the elderly and seniors in York County. Meals on Wheels, ensure for vitamins, applications to Medicare and congregate meals too.

Bell Family Shelter
Location is 852 E. Market Street
York, PA 17403
(717) 848-5767
Can distribute food, meals, and foodstuffs to the very low income and homeless. As the name also indicates they may have shelters, and be able to guide people to short term transitional housing.

Emmanuel Food Pantry
825 E. Princess Street
York, Pennsylvania 17403
(717) 854-6567

Grace Lutheran Church
220 N. Charles Street
Red Lion, PA 17356
(717) 767-4711
Church may have free food, meals, and general guidance for the needy and low income. There are also holiday meal baskets for the York County region.

Hanover Area Council
136 Carlisle Street
Hanover, PA 17331
(717) 633-6353
The council is a place for information on government benefits. One is of course SNAP food stamps, and another is USDA lunches for kids in school that come from families living in poverty.

Harvest of Hope Food Pantry, Inc.
4485 Wolf’s Church Road
York, PA 17404
Call the food pantry at (717) 792-6070

Mason Dixon
5 Pendyrus Street, Suite 2
Delta, PA 17314
(717) 456-5559

Moravian Food Bank
41 N. Duke Street
York, PA 17401
Distributes food, and also has information on local charities. Fruits, vegetables, meats, breads, and other perishable items may be offered in food boxes.

New Hope Ministries
6 N. 2nd Street
Dillsburg, PA 17019
(717) 292-3441







Red Cross – Hanover
Location is 529 Carlisle Street
Hanover, Pennsylvania 17331
People facing a disaster (such as fire) may receive food, housing, help with bills, and more.
(717) 637-3768

Red Lion Area Community Services
20-A Gotham Place
Red Lion, PA 17356-9587
Call (717) 244-6934
A number of social services are offered. Get information on federal government food assistance like SNAP or WIC. Also runs an emergency food pantry.

St. Matthew Ev. Lutheran Church
Church address is 839 W. Market Street
York, Pennsylvania 17404-3695
(717) 845-2721
Free food, meals, government commodities, and much more.

Madison Avenue Church of The Brethren
645 Madison Avenue
York, Pennsylvania, 17404
Phone - 717-854-1885
The charity can only be used at most 3 times per year. One free bag of groceries is provided. Pasta, cereal, soup, baby formula, and other goods may be passed out.

Manchester Assembly of God
Main address: 4115 Board Road
Manchester, PA, 17345

Bethlehem Stonepile United Methodist Church
Address is 250 Bethlehem Church Road
Red Lion, PA, 17356
Intake number of the pantry is 717-244-9540.
A clothing closet and food pantry are open on Tuesdays only.

Southern York County Pantry
PO Box 83, Glen Rock, Pennsylvania, 17327
Telephone - (717) 235-6370
A free delivery service is offered from the pantry; no restrictions. Everyone from the elderly to disabled or even working adults can apply. Financial aid for energy/heating costs is also available in southern York County.

Stillmeadow Church of the Nazarene, York City Campus
Location: 350 Chestnut Street
York, PA, 17403

Pleasureville United Methodist Church
2606 North Sherman Street
York, PA, 17406
Call 717-757-3216
The charity food bank is only open on Wednesday, by appointment only. Perishable and canned groceries, or even hot meals, may be served.

Water's Edge United Methodist Church
Address is 469 Abels Road
Wrightsville, PA, 17368





York First Church of the Brethren
2710 Kingston Road
York, PA, 17402
Phone: 717-755-0307
The food pantry only serves families or individuals once every 30 days. Volunteers also work there. Some Christmas meals, small gifts, and other aid is given out too as donations allow.

St. Rose of Lima
950 West Market Street
York, PA 17404
(717) 846-4935

Southern Community Services
44 S. Main Street
New Freedom, PA 17349
(717) 227-0048
Personal hygiene items (paper goods, soap, etc.) is combined with a box of groceries.

York Benevolent Association
Main address 350 Kings Mill Road
York, Pennsylvania 17403
Call (717) 854-2494

York Rescue Mission
363-367 W. Market St.
York, Pennsylvania 17405-1968
Services for the homeless.
(717) 845-7662

Find more information on free food programs in York County PA

Many other USDA resources as well as food assistance programs are available. Call 717.564.1700 to learn about other pantries near you, soup kitchens, and places for free groceries. Whether it is an emergency pantry, soup kitchen, or Meals on Wheels service, applications to SNAP food stamps, help is available in York County Pennsylvania.

By Jon McNamara













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