Food Assistance

CENTRAL PA FOOD BANK (Open to Everyone)
(Will be referred to specific locations based on residency)
Hours: NOT 24/7 for referrals; Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm, closes at 3 on Fridays during the summer
Location: Varies (Call for a referral)
Contact: 717-564-1700

Services Documentation Interpretation Screening Process  
Emergency: Call the number and
someone will refer caller to a nearby
pantry in their county
Yes: based on pantry the caller is referred toNoYes: varies based on where they are referred


ALLISON HILL COMMUNITY MINISTRY FOOD PANTRY (Open to residents who live in 17104 zip code)
Hours: Tues And Thurs 1-2pm
Location: 1508 Derry St., Harrisburg PA (Derry St. United Methodist Church)
Contact: 717-233-6441 

Services Documentation Interpretation Screening Process  
Food bank  Yes: I.D. neededCall to inquireCall 717-238-2030


BETHANY CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE FOOD PANTRY (Open to residents who live in 17112 zip code)
Hours: 1st & 3rd Saturdays of the month 10am-12pm
Location: 1605 Parkway West, Harrisburg, PA
Contact: 717-545-1633

Services Documentation Interpretation Screening Process  
Food is distributed twice per month, on the first and third
Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until
12:00 noon.
Yes: Will ask for I.D. to verify that they live in 17112 zip codeYes: only
The first time you come, you will need to fill out the required
paperwork and provide a valid
form of identification


CHRISTIAN LIFE ASSEMBLY FOOD BANK (Open to Cumberland county residents only)
Location: 2645 Lisburn Rd. Camp Hill, PA 17011
Contact: 717-540-1680

Services Documentation Interpretation Screening Process  
Provides a supply of
Yes: Provide verification of
residency in Cumberland county
*Call to inquire, but assume noMust be a Cumberland county resident (provide bill or address to verify)


THE CROSSPOINT FOOD PANTRY (Open to adult residents within the following zip codes only: 17111, 17103, 17109)
Hours: 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month 11:30am-1:30pm
(Doors open at 8:30am-9:15am for the lottery with a first come, first served policy; must stay on the premises for lottery; can come after lottery)
Location: 6570 Mifflin Ave., Harrisburg PA
Contact: 717-580-1048

Services Documentation Interpretation Screening Process  
Food supplies and
provides medical cards for kids
Yes: Verify residency in specific zip codes: 17111, 17103, 17109NoBring an I.D. or bill with address; will need to complete paperwork


THE CUPBOARD AT CALVARY (Open to residents in the following zip codes only: 17109, 17111, and 17112)
Hours: 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month from 4:30pm-6pm
Location: 4700 Locust Lane, Harrisburg PA (Calvary United Methodist Church)
Contact: 717-545-0021

Services Documentation Interpretation Screening Process  
Food Assistance Yes: Photo I.D.No organized interpretation servicesVerify residency


Hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 9:30am-12pm & 12:30pm-2pm; Wed 9:30am-11:30am
Location: 901 N. Sixth St., Harrisburg, PA 17102 (Messiah Lutheran Church)
Contact: 717-233-6889

Services Documentation Interpretation Screening Process  
Yes: I.D. and social security number
No (occasionally
Need a voucher


FOOD STAMPS HOTLINE (Open to those who qualify)
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4pm
Contact: Department of Human Services Helpline 1-800-692-7462

Services Documentation Interpretation Screening Process  
Call for info.  Call for info.Call for info.Call for info.


GREATER ZION MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH (Open to residents with the zip code: 17109)
Hours: 3rd Monday of the month from 5pm-7pm
Location: 212 N. Progress Ave., Harrisburg, PA
Contact: 717-541-0388 (Extension 52)

Services Documentation Interpretation Screening Process  
Food Assistance Provide proof of
residence within the 17109 zip code
NoCall the phone number and leave a message with name, phone number, and number of
people in the family


Hours: 2nd Thursday of the month from 1pm-2pm and 4th Thursday from 4pm-6pm
Location: 2217 Derry St., Harrisburg, PA
Contact: 717-561-2170

Services Documentation Interpretation Screening Process  
Provided food during visit.  Will sign in and be given a number.  When the number is called, individual will choose food from a “menu” NoNoWill need to fill out 1-2 forms with basic information (general
income, location, etc.)


HARRISBURG FOOD MINISTRY (Open to those who qualify based on income and live within a Harrisburg zip code)
Please note that the location changes depending on the day
Hours: Wed & Fri 11am-12pm
Location: Wed – 1721 N. Fifth St., Harrisburg, PA; Fri – 219 Hummel St., Harrisburg, PA
Contact: 717-761-2933

Services Documentation Interpretation Screening Process  
Visit process:  

Given a ticket; sign in; fill out paperwork (they will notify you if you aren’t in the correct zip code, however, they will not deny you food) 

Photo I.D.NoYes: sign up during first visit


HERSHEY FOOD BANK (Open to residents with the following zip code: 17033)
Hours: 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month from 9am-11:30am & 5pm-7pm;
3rd Wed of the month from 9am-11:30am
Location: 120 E. Derry Rd., Hershey PA
Contact: 717-520-3143

Services Documentation Interpretation Screening Process  
Food services for people in the 17033 zip code.  Provide proof of 17033 zip code
NoYes: make an appointment to fill out a registration form


Hours: Tues, Wed, Thurs, 10am-2pm
Location: 21 S. River St., Harrisburg PA
Contact: 717-236-1523

Services Documentation Interpretation Screening Process  
Food Assistance Yes: I.D.YesYes: intake form required from the Central PA Food Bank


KINGDOM EMBASSY FOOD PANTRY (Open to clients in the following zip code: 17110)
Hours: Every other Friday from 6pm-7pm
Location: 2111 N. 4th St. Harrisburg, PA
Contact: 717-236-8600

Services Documentation Interpretation Screening Process  
Food Assistance for those in the 17110 zip code Yes: photo I.D.; Address for proof of residence in 17110 zip code; social
security number
Yes: Spanish
Yes: Will check for address on I.D.


OUR LADY OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT FOOD PANTRY (Open to those within the following zip code: 17102 and 17110)
Hours: Tues 10am-1pm
Location: 2121 N. Third St., Harrisburg, PA
Contact: 717-233-1014

Services Documentation Interpretation Screening Process  
Food Assistance 


Yes: photo I.D.NoNo, but need a letter/form with address to verify zip code


SALVATION ARMY (Open to those who qualify)
Hours: By appointment (call to schedule)
Location: 1122 Green St., Harrisburg PA
Contact: 717-233-6755

Services Documentation Interpretation Screening Process  
Assistance for those who qualify
Yes: photo I.D., proof of last 12 months of
income, proof of residency (i.e. lease, current
utility bill, letter from government agency) for
intake interview; residency letter from an
agency can be used for those living in a shelter or transitional housing
N/AYes: Provide proper
documentation during initial visit to verify


ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI FOOD BANK (Open to the following zip codes: 17103 and 17104)
Hours: Sat 9:30-10:30am
Location: 1459 Zarker St., Harrisburg, PA
Contact: 717-232-1003

Services Documentation Interpretation Screening Process  
Food assistance to those in the 17103 and 17104 zip codes Yes: must show proof of
residency (address/
government I.D.)
Yes: there is one
bilingual Spanish
employee*Best to bring your interpreter
Yes: Bring I.D. for yourself and
everyone living with you, as well as, a utility bill