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The listing of Free Thanksgiving 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 contact Pennsylvania 211 East by phone at 211 or visit PA211East.org.

Note: Most meals do not require reservations unless otherwise indicated.

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

Bright Side Baptist Church
515 Hershey Avenue, Lancaster
(717) 509-1342

  • Thursday, November 26, 2020, 11 am-2 pm
  • Offering a to-go meal only
  • Reservations requested by November 19th
  • Home-delivered meals for sick or homebound local residents may be possible, contact the church by November 19th

Columbia United Methodist Church
510 Walnut Street, Columbia
(717) 684-2356

  • Thursday, November 26, 2020, 11 am or 12 pm (two take-out times)
  • Offering a to-go meal only
  • Reservations by phone, limited meal availability

Ebenezer Baptist Church
701 North Lime Street, Lancaster
(717) 392-4292

  • Thursday, November 26, 2020, 1-3 pm
  • Offering in-person dining
  • Transportation for local residents may be possible, contact (717) 715-4796 to sign-up
  • Home-delivered meals for elderly or homebound local residents may be possible, contact (717) 715-4796 to sign-up
  • Donations accepted
  • Masks required

St. Mark’s United Methodist Church
27 East Main Street, Mount Joy
(717) 653-5493

  • Thursday, November 26, 2020, 11:30 am-1 pm
  • Offering a to-go meal only
  • Reservations required, contact the church by November 23rd

St. Phillip the Apostle Roman Catholic Church
2111 Millersville Pike, Lancaster
(717) 872-2166

  • Thursday, November 26, 2020, 11 am-1 pm
  • Offering a to-go meal only
  • Reservations required, contact the church by November 23rd

St. Stephen Reformed Church
249 East Main Street, New Holland
(717) 354-7871

  • Thursday, November 26, 2020, 10 am-11:30 am
  • Offering a to-go meal only
  • Elanco area residents only
  • Reservations required, contact the church by November 17th

Zion Lutheran Church
2 South Hazel Street, Manheim
(717) 665-5880

  • Thursday, November 26, 2020, 11:30 am-12:30 pm
  • Offering a to-go meal only
  • Reservations required, contact the church by November 20th

 

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.