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Who We Are

The Lancaster Community Meal Program is a loose network of churches and organizations that provides three free meals every day.

The meals are available, without registration or requirements, to anyone who shows up. Come to any of the providers for a tasty meal and good conversation!

All meals are still being served during the pandemic, but most are now take-away meals instead of sit-down meals.

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Find Meals

Last updated 2/3/21

Breakfast

Desayuno

Monday – Friday

8:30 – 9:45 am

Anchor Lancaster (First UMC)
29 E Walnut St

Saturday

9:00 – 10:00 am

Parish Resource Center @St. John’s Episcopal
321 W Chestnut St

bagged meal includes food for breakfast and lunch

Sunday

7:45 – 8:45 am

Holy Trinity Lutheran
31 S Duke St

Lunch

Almuerzo

Monday – Friday

11:30 am – 1:00 pm

St. Anne’s Catholic
929 N Duke St

Monday – Friday

11:45 am – 1:00 pm

Arch St. Center
629 N Market St

Monday – Friday

12:00 – 1:00 pm

SACA
545 Pershing Ave

Tuesday & Thursday

11:00 am – 12:00 noon

Crispus Attucks Center
407 Howard Ave

Saturday

12:00 – 1:00 pm

SACA
545 Pershing Ave

bagged meal includes food for lunch and supper

Sunday

11:00 am – 12:30 pm

City Gate
218 N Duke St

Supper

Cena

Monday – Friday

4:00 – 5:00 pm

SACA
545 Pershing Ave

Monday

5:00 – 6:00 pm

East Chestnut St Mennonite
432 E Chestnut St

Tuesday

5:00 – 6:00 pm

Parish Resource Center @Shaarai Shomayim
75 E James St

Wednesday

5:30 – 6:00 pm

Grace Lutheran
517 N. Queen St

Thursday

5:30 pm

Redeemer Lutheran
500 Pearl St

Friday

5:00 – 6:00 pm

St Mary’s Catholic
119 S Prince St

Saturday

5:00 – 6:00 pm

Parish Resource Center @Unitarian Universalist Church of Lancaster
538 W Chestnut St

Sunday

5:00 – 6:00 pm

Parish Resource Center @ Grace Lutheran
517 N. Queen St

Recent Changes to the Schedule

  • As of 2/6/21, Saturday supper will be served by Parish Resource Center at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Lancaster (538 W Chestnut St).
  • As of 1/5/21, Tuesday supper will be served by Parish Resource Center at Congregation Shaarai Shomayim (75 E James St).

  • As of 12/3/20, Saturday breakfast will be served 9-10am at St. John’s Episcopal Church (321 W. Chestnut St.)

  • Closed Thanksgiving Day: Arch St. Center, St. Anne’s Catholic, SACA, Redeemer Lutheran, Crispus Attucks Center

  • Closed Friday Nov. 27: SACA

  • As of 10/6/20, Tuesday supper will be served at First Reformed. 

  • As of 9/13/20, Sunday supper will start serving from 5:00-6:00pm (old time 4:30-5:30)

  • As of 9/12/20, Saturday breakfast will be served at First Reformed.

  • 9/7/20 St. Anne’s will be closed for Labor Day and not serving lunch.

  • 9/5/20 will be the last Saturday breakfast served at Lancaster Moravian. 
  • As of 9/1/20, SACA will hand out lunch at noon and supper at 4pm on weekdays. On Saturday, they will continue to hand out a combined lunch/supper at noon.
  • As of 8/2/20, Holy Trinity has reopened limited indoor seating.
  • As of 3/15/20, all meals have switched to to-go meals because of COVID-19.
  • As of 3/15/20, Arch St. Center is serving Monday-Friday lunches.
  • As of 3/15/20, Salvation Army is no longer serving meals. Parish Resource Center is filling in and serving at Grace Lutheran. 
  • As of 3/15/20, First Reformed is no longer serving meals. Lancaster Moravian is filling in.