York County Pennsylvania food pantries.

People of all backgrounds and incomes who need help can contact one or more of the free food banks and emergency pantries below. The distribution centers across York County can not only provide free food, groceries, and perishable items (as resources allow) but many offer other aid as well. A non-profit pantry 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.

The centers all partner with the greater York County Food Bank, which coordinates the variousassistance  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. However the local agencies are yet one more place to call for help.

ACCESS-York, Inc.
PO Box 743
York, Pennsylvania 17405

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.

Bittersville U.M.
PO Box 185
Windsor, Pennsylvania 17366





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

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

Dover Area Food Bank
1832 Industrial Court
Dover, PA 17315

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

Family First Health
18 S. George St., Suite 701
York, PA 17401

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




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.

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. The regional non-profit ensures the other local emergency food pantries are fully stocked.

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

Northeast Neighborhood Association
PO Box 1148
York, Pennsylvania 17405

Northeastern Food Pantry
Address: 4832 N. Sherman St. Ext.
Mt. Wolf, Pennsylvania 17347 Our Daily Bread
331 S. George Street
York, Pennsylvania 17403
Call the location at (717) 266-6785

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 Land Food Ministry
PO Box 23
Lewisberry, PA 17339





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. Jacobs Lutheran Church
99 E. George Street
New Salem, PA 17371

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.

Christ Lutheran Church of Spry
Main address: 2385 South Queen Street
York, PA, 17402

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
25 West Springettsbury Ave
York, PA 17404
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.

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

Salvation Army
PO Box 127
York, Pennsylvania 17405
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.

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

Still Waters – ACCESS – York, Inc.
PO Box 1323
Hanover, PA 17331

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.

West End Local Link (WELL)
PO Box 2803
York, Pennsylvania 17404

York’s Helping Hand
PO Box 1041, 412 W. King St.
York, PA 17404
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.

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

Many other USDA resources as well as food assistance programs are available. Call 717.564.1700. Whether it is a pantry, soup kitchen, or Meals on Wheels service, help is available in York County Pennsylvania.

By Jon McNamara

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