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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 – Regular Schedule

Last updated 5/6/22

Breakfast

Desayuno

Monday – Friday

8:30 – 9:45 am

Anchor Lancaster (First UMC)
29 E Walnut St

Saturday

9:00 – 10:00 am

First Reformed
40 E Orange St

bagged meal includes food for breakfast and lunch

Sunday

7:45 – 8:45 am

Holy Trinity Lutheran
31 S Duke St

includes a bagged lunch

Lunch

Almuerzo

Monday – Friday

11:30 am – 1:00 pm

St. Anne’s Catholic
929 N Duke St

Monday – Saturday

12:00 – 1:00 pm

SACA
545 Pershing Ave

bagged meal includes food for lunch and supper

Tuesday & Thursday

11:00 am – 12:00 noon

Crispus Attucks Center
407 Howard Ave

Saturday

12:30 – 1:30 pm

Catholic Worker House
41 W Vine St.

Sunday

No lunch at City Gate

Supper

Cena

Monday

5:00 – 6:00 pm

East Chestnut St Mennonite
432 E Chestnut St

Tuesday

5:00 – 6:00 pm

First Reformed
40 E Orange St

Wednesday

5:30 – 6:00 pm

Grace Lutheran
517 N. Queen St

Wednesday

5:00 – 6:15 pm

Ebenezer Baptist
701 N Lime St

Thursday

5:30 pm

Redeemer Lutheran
500 Pearl St

Now serving sit-down meals

Friday

5:00 – 6:00 pm

St Mary’s Catholic
119 S Prince St

Saturday

5:00 – 6:00 pm

Parish Resource Center @ Grace Lutheran
517 N. Queen St

Sunday

5:00 – 6:00 pm

Parish Resource Center @ Grace Lutheran
517 N. Queen St

Recent Changes to the Schedule

  • As of 5/6/22, Arch St Center is no longer serving community meals.
  • As of 3/24/22, Sunday lunch is no longer served at City Gate. A bagged lunch will be included with Sunday breakfast at Holy Trinity Lutheran.
  • As of 3/3/22, Thursday supper at Redeemer Lutheran will be sit-down meals only.
  • As of 2/1/22, Tuesday supper will move to First Reformed UCC at 40 E. Orange St (from Shaarai Shomayim Synagogue).
  • As of 12/1/21, Saturday supper will move to Grace Lutheran Church (from Lancaster Moravian Church).
  • As of 7/1/21, Saturday supper will move to Lancaster Moravian Church (from Unitarian Universalist Church of Lancaster).
  • As of 6/7/21, Arch St. Center will only serve lunch on Mondays and Fridays.
  • As of 5/10/21, Arch St. Center will only serve lunch on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
  • As of 5/10/21, Saturday breakfast will move from St. John’s, and now be served at First Reformed UCC (40 E Orange St).