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The listing of Free Christmas and New Year’s Meals 2020 has been compiled by Pennsylvania 211 East, a program of United Way of Lancaster County. While every effort has been made to validate the information below, please note that changes may occur after the publication of this list. For the most up-to-date listing and information on volunteering at some of these locations, contact Pennsylvania 211 East by phone at 211 or visit PA211East.org. 

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 The following location is offering a free meal before Christmas Day: 

 Catholic Worker House of Lancaster at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church
119 South Prince Street, Lancaster 

(717) 392-2578 (St. Mary’s Church) 

  •  Thursday, December 24, 2020, 12:30-2 pm 
  •  Offering a to-go meal only 

Ebenezer Baptist Church
701 North Lime Street, Lancaster 

(717) 392-4292 

  • Sunday, December 20, 2020, 1-3 pm 
  • Offering a drive-thru/to-go meal only 

St. Anne’s Catholic Church
929 North Duke Street, Lancaster, Corner of Duke and Liberty Streets 

(717) 392-2225 

  • Wednesday, December 23, 2020, 11:30 am-1 pm 
  • Offering a to-go meal only 
  • Distribution will be on the Liberty Street double door entrance 
  • 400 meals available on a first-come, first-served basis 

 The following locations are offering a free meal on Christmas Day: 

Columbia Christmas Ladies at Columbia Fire Hall
10th and Manor Streets, Columbia 

(717) 397-2267 (Helen Bechtold) 

  • Friday, December 25, 2020, pick up 11 am-1 pm 
  • Offering a to-go meal only 
  • Meal is intended for senior citizens ages 55 and older, must be a Columbia resident 
  • Reservations required by December 17, 2020 

Cross Roads Brethren in Christ Church
800 Donegal Springs Road, Mount Joy, Donegal Springs Road & Angle Street 

(717) 653-1616 

  • Friday, December 25, 2020, 11 am-1 pm 
  • Offering a to-go meal, or delivery 
  • Reservations requested by December 21, 2020 by phone or online to online@crbic.org 
  • Home-delivered meals may be arranged, contact the church by 12 pm on December 21, 2020 
  • Donations of canned goods for the Mount Joy Food Bank will be accepted if persons wish to donate 

West Green Tree Church of the Brethren
740 Greentree Road, Elizabethtown 

(717) 653-5367 

  • Friday, December 25, 2020, 11:30 am-12:30 pm 
  • Offering a to-go meal or delivery 
  • Reservations required by December 18, 2020 
  • Home-delivered meals for Elizabethtown & Mount Joy residents may be arranged 

The following locations are offering a free meal on New Year’s Day: 

To be determined. Please call 211 for updated information. 

 

Year-Round Community Meal Information: 

In addition to these Holiday Meals, some year-round Community Meal locations will be open on these respective holidays, while others will not. For information on which Community Meals will be open on these holidays, please call 211. 

 

About PA211East, a program of the United Way of Lancaster County

One of United Way of Lancaster County’s signature programs, Pennsylvania 211 East (formerly known as LINC), has more than 40 years of experience providing information and referrals for a broad range of services including child care, after-school programs, food banks, elder care, basic needs, health services and more. In 2011, Pennsylvania 211 East was awarded a contract by the Pennsylvania 211 Collaborative to become the Call Center for seven counties in eastern Pennsylvania due to their record of professional service in Lancaster County.

Currently, services are offered to residents of Berks, Carbon, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Northampton, and Schuylkill Counties.

Their services in addition to traditional information and referral have been expanded to include housing and homelessness intake screenings for 35 counties across Pennsylvania. For more information, visit PA211East.org.