Hunger Doesn’t take a Vacation.

If your children eat school meals for free or at a reduced price during the school year, a free meal program is also available during the summer. Summer Meals provide free, nutritious snacks and meals to children ages eighteen and younger and is operating at a location near you!

According to a recent national survey of low-income families, 43% state it’s harder to make ends meet in the summer months. Families spending more on food say that on average, their grocery bills are about $300 higher every month that kids are out of school. More than 21 million kids in the U.S. rely on free and reduced-price school lunches for their nutritional needs during the school year, yet fewer than 3 million children participate in a summer meal program.

Hands Across the Street Sites

Each weekday during the summer, Hands Across the Street provides a healthy meal to any child 18 and under in both Columbia and Wrightsville. All meals are prepared by a professionally trained chef at Columbia Presbyterian Church.
All sites are open Monday through Friday from 11-1 (June 5-August 18). All hands across the street sites will be closed on July 4th.

For more information, please contact: Vicki Vansickle at 717-684-9444
American Legion (Lower Level)
329 Chestnut St.
Columbia, PA 17512 NEW
Columbia High School (9 Weeks)
360 Locust St.
Columbia, PA 17512 NEW
Mt. Zion AME Church
222 South 5th St.
Columbia, PA 17512
Columbia Presbyterian Church
360 Locust St.
Columbia, PA 17512
VFW (Outside Pavilion)
401 Manor St.
Columbia, PA 17512
St. John's Lutheran Church
23 South 6th St.
Columbia, PA 17512
Wrightsville Presbyterian Church
205 North Second St.
Columbia, PA 17512
Wagon Werks
920 Plane St.
Columbia, PA 17512

Central PA Food Bank Sites

If you're a child or family in need, the Central PA Food Bank is here to help. It is our belief and mission that no one should go hungry. Have your kids join us at one of our Kids Cafe® locations this summer in Lancaster City. Meals come with a sandwich, fresh fruit, milk, and vegetables!

Please contact the sites directly for meal times and any additional information.
Benchmark Program (14 & Up)
341 East Liberty St.
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-339 -9766
Atollo Prep
16 W King St.
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-799-6370
Bright Side Baptist
515 Hershey Ave.
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-295-9431
Philhaven
780 Eden Rd. #5
Lancaster, PA 17601
717-735-7770
The Salvation Army
131 South Queen St.
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-397-7565

Lancaster Recreation Commission Sites

Buchanan Park
901 Buchanan Ave.
Lancaster, PA 17603
Contact: Lucy M Stauffer
lstauffer@lancasterrec.org
717-392-2115 ext. 136
Lancaster Recreation Center
525 Fairview Ave.
Lancaster, PA 17603
Contact: Lucy M Stauffer
lstauffer@lancasterrec.org
717-392-2115 ext. 136
Farnum Park Playground
100th Aly
Lancaster, PA 17603
Contact: Lucy M Stauffer
lstauffer@lancasterrec.org
717-392-2115 ext. 136
Camp Optimist
Conestoga Pines Park and Barn
150 Pitney Rd.
Lancaster, PA 17601
Contact: Lucy M Stauffer
lstauffer@lancasterrec.org
717-392-2115 ext. 136
Fulton Elementary
225 W Orange St.
Lancaster, PA 17603
Contact: Lucy M Stauffer
lstauffer@lancasterrec.org
717-392-2115 ext. 136
Washington Elementary
545 S Ann St.
Lancaster, PA 17602
Contact: Lucy M Stauffer
lstauffer@lancasterrec.org
717-392-2115 ext. 136
Reservoir Park
832 E Orange St.
Lancaster, PA 17602
Contact: Lucy M Stauffer
lstauffer@lancasterrec.org
717-392-2115 ext. 136
Rodney Park
3rd St. & Rodney St.
Lancaster, PA 17603
Contact: Lucy M Stauffer
lstauffer@lancasterrec.org
717-392-2115 ext. 136
Sixth Ward Park
748 N Reservoir St.
Lancaster, PA 17602
King Playground
Contact: Lucy M Stauffer
lstauffer@lancasterrec.org
717-392-2115 ext. 136

Boys and Girls Club Sites

Boys and Girls Hill Club House
116 S Water St.
Lancaster, PA 17603
Contact: Darryl Waters Sr. Director
Office: 717-295-3474 ext. 3301
Fax: 717-509-5077
dwaters@bgclanc.org

Boys and Girls Jack Walker Club House
229 W Lemon St.
Lancaster, PA 17603
Contact: Darryl Waters Sr. Director
Office: 717-295-3474 ext. 3301
Fax: 717-509-5077
dwaters@bgclanc.org
Boys and Girls Columbia Club House
248 Locust St.
Columbia, PA 17512
Contact: Darryl Waters Sr. Director
Office: 717-295-3474 ext. 3301
Fax: 717-509-5077
dwaters@bgclanc.org

Power Packs Project Sites

Lancaster City, Columbia & Conestoga Locations
Hill Clubhouse
116 S. Water St.
Lancaster, PA 17603
Contact: Tawanda Stallworth
717-291-6275 x14151
Pick-up: Thursday 4:00-4:30pm
Lancaster Recreation Commission
525 Fairview Ave.
Lancaster, PA 17603
Contact: Lucy Stauffer
717-392-2115
Pick-up: Thurs. 4-4:30pm
Power Packs Warehouse
708 East Walnut St.
Lancaster, PA 17602
Contact: Joyce Stephens
717-615-3793
Pick-up: Thurs. 2:00-4:00pm
Salvation Army
131 S Queen St.
Lancaster, PA 17603
Contact: Jennifer Deleissio
717-397-7565 ext. 104
Pick-up: Thurs. 2:30-3:00 pm
Washington Elementary
545 South Ann St.
Lancaster, PA 17602
Contact: Veronica Pilon
717-327-9432
Pick-up: Thurs. 2:30-3:00 pm
Hands Across the Street
360 Locust St.
Columbia
, PA 17512
Contact: Vicki Vansickle
717-201-8566
Pick-up: Friday- Confirm time with Vicki
Colemanville United Methodist
210 Colemanville Church Rd.
Conestoga, PA 17516
Contact: Pastor Walt Unterberger
267-210-5736
Pick-up: Friday- Confirm time with Pastor Walt

Community Action Partnership (CAP) Lancaster County Sites

CAP Main Building
601 South Queen St.
Lancaster, PA 17603
Contact: Kim Sullenberger
ksullenberger@caplanc.org
Carol B. Winters Building/Head Start Building Lancaster
57 Laurel St.
Lancaster, PA 17603
Contact: Zac Eichelberger
zeichelberger@caplanc.org