Community Meals

On every day of the year, somewhere in Lancaster County, more than 40 partner congregations are hosting Community Meals for anyone who comes to join in a communal meal. These free, hot meals are served three times a day, 365 days a year. The Council started the Community Meals program in 2001 and last year, the Council’s Community Meals program served over 100,000 meals. One Community Meals volunteer describes Community Meals as “a ministry to people who are needy, but not just food needy, but many times in need of being cared about and spoken to.” Filling bellies is just part of what happens at a Community Meal. Relationships develop, and people change, breaking cycles of poverty and abuse and transforming lives.

Click here for a map showing churches in Lancaster County.

For a complete, printable version of the weekly/monthly community meals schedule, click here.

Calendar

  Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

Breakfast

Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity

31 S. Duke Street, Lancaster

397-2734

8 a.m.

St. James Episcopal Church

119 N. Duke Street, Lancaster

397-4858

8:30 a.m.

St. James Episcopal Church

119 N. Duke Street, Lancaster

397-4858

8:30 a.m.

St. James Episcopal Church

119 N.
Duke
Street, Lancaster

397-4858

8:30 a.m.

St. James Episcopal Church

119 N. Duke Street, Lancaster

397-4858

8:30 a.m.

St. James Episcopal Church

119 N. Duke Street, Lancaster

397-4858

8:30 a.m.

First Reformed Church

40 E. Orange Street, Lancaster

397-5149

9 a.m.

1st and 2nd Saturday of the Month

Columbia Christian Fellowship (1st Sat) / St Paul Episcopal (2nd Sat)

340 Locust St, Columbia

684-8496

7:30AM-9:30AM

4th Saturday of Month (when there are 5 Saturdays)

Saint Paul Episcopal Church

340 Locust St, Columbia

684-8496

7:30AM-9:30AM

Last Saturday of the Month

Salem United Church of Christ

346 Walnut St, Columbia

684-6498

7:30AM-9:30AM

Lunch  

St. Anne’s Catholic Church

929 N. Duke Street, Lancaster

392-2225

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

St. Anne’s Catholic Church

929 N. Duke Street, Lancaster

392-2225

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

St. Anne’s Catholic Church

929 N. Duke Street, Lancaster

392-2225

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

St. Anne’s Catholic Church

929 N. Duke Street, Lancaster

392-2225

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

St. Anne’s Catholic Church

929 N. Duke Street, Lancaster

392-2225

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Catholic Workers’ House

41 W. Vine Street, Lancaster

1 – 2:30 p.m.

 

Crispus Attucks

407 Howard Avenue, Lancaster

394-6604

11 a.m. – noon (Sept. – June ONLY)

Crispus Attucks

407 Howard Avenue, Lancaster

394-6604

11 a.m. – noon (Sept. – June ONLY)

3rd Tuesday of Each Month

City Gate Lancaster  218 N. Duke St, Lancaster

327-3993

11:30AM-1:00PM

Crispus Attucks

407 Howard Avenue, Lancaster

394-6604

11 a.m. – noon (Sept. – June ONLY)

Every Wednesday

St. Luke's UCC         222 N Broad St (501), Lititz

626-7100

12:00PM-1:00PM

 

Crispus Attucks

407 Howard Avenue, Lancaster

394-6604

11 a.m. – noon (Sept. – June ONLY)

Crispus Attucks

407 Howard Avenue, Lancaster

394-6604

11 a.m. – noon (Sept. – June ONLY)

3rd Saturday of the Month

Columbia Presbyterian Church

360 Locust St,

Columbia

684-6271

10:30AM-12:30PM

Dinner

Crispus Attucks

407 Howard Avenue, Lancaster

394-6604

5 p.m.

East Chestnut Street Mennonite Church

432 E. Chestnut Street, Lancaster

392-7910

5:30 p.m.

First Reformed Church

40 E. Orange Street, Lancaster

397-5149

5:30 p.m.

Grace Lutheran Church

517 N. Queen Street, Lancaster

397-2748

5:30 p.m.

Christ Lutheran Church

407 Lafayette Street, Lancaster

299-5639

5:30 p.m.

St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church

119 S. Prince Street, Lancaster

392-2578

5:30 p.m.

Crispus Attucks

407 Howard Avenue, Lancaster

394-6604

5 p.m.

 

Zion Lutheran Church

Broad & Lemon Street, East Petersburg

Opens at 4:30; meal at 5:30 p.m.

4th Monday of Each Month

Lititz Mennonite Church

165 Front St, Lititz

626-8237

5:30PM-6:30PM

4th Tuesday of Each Month

Willow Street UCC

2723 Willow St Pike North, Willow Street

464-3462

5:30PM

Vision Columbia

295 S. 4th St, Columbia

684-9000

5:30-7:30PM

Jan, Apr, July, Oct:

Bethany UCC

140 E Main St, Ephrata

733-9608

6:00PM

Feb, May, Aug, Nov:

First United Methodist Church

68 N Church Ave, Ephrata

738-2465

6:00PM

Mar, June, Sept, Dec:

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

167 E Main St, Ephrata

733-4134

6:00PM

3rd Thursday of Each Month

Trinity United Methodist Church

420 Main St, Denver

336-6903

6:00PM-7:00PM

First Friday of Every Month

Otterbein UMC

20 E. Clay Street, Lancaster

6 p.m.

 

Third Friday of Every Month

Zion Lutheran Church

18 Quarry Road, Leola

5:55 p.m.

2nd Saturday of Each Month

Saint Paul Missionary Baptist Church

297 S. 5th St, Columbia

684-8452

5:30PM-7:00PM

3rd Saturday of Each Month

Saint Paul Episcopal Church

340 Locust St, Columbia

684-8496

Time: 5:30-7:30PM

To learn more about Community Meals, please email Amanda Buckel at abuckel@lcchurches.org or call ­­­717-291-2261 ext. 226.

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