County Human Services

Covid-19 Food Resources

We know this is a difficult time for many. We all may need help or run across someone who is having a difficult time making needs met. To that end we wanted to provide some basic information on food resources that might be available to those who need help.

1. WIC (Women/Infant/Children)- provides supplemental food and nutrition education for pregnant and breastfeeding women, mothers who have given birth within the past six months and children up to 5 years old. CPC is the provider. Referrals can be made via their website or by calling 717-846-4600.

2. Schools- Most districts are providing some meals to students. Contact the school district for eligibility or see the information we have gathered for Food Provided by Schools here: School Meals.

3. SNAP/Food Stamps- If eligible, you will be able to use your allocation at the grocery store or market to purchase your own food. Applications can be submitted here or by calling (877) 999-5964. SNAP/Food Stamp Resources (English/Spanish)

4. Food Pantries- Food panties are located at many places within the community.  Find a pantry via their website. They may be in a church, social service organization or school. Food pantries get their food from donations and by participating in many different food programs that typically result in the distribution of groceries for several days to individuals of families. Some pantries are providing delivery for those that are having a hard time picking up.  

5. Food from York County Food Bank distribution- view most up to date information here.

6. Veterans- The VA office has information on food programs for vets here. Vets who can’t get to the grocery store or who are at high risk can contact Bill Fallon at 717-855-3257 for help.

7. Food Programs for seniors. The Area Agency on Aging manages several food programs that might be able to assist. Their number is 717-771-9610.

Many of these programs have relaxed eligibility requirements or have tried to adjust their protocols to meet people’s needs through this crisis.

If this is simply too much information, the best take away can be: Call 211 anytime or text them at 898211 between the hours of 8am -11pm. Insert your zip code. 211 is also available as a resource for people who need information on many social services and emergency help. See your specific local resources here: 211 Information & Referral Resources

Additional Food Resources:

Save Money Eat Healthier COVID edition 4-2-2020 

Covid-19 York County Food Bank Update (English)

Covid-19 York County Food Bank Update (Spanish)

 York County Food bank update 4 1 2020     Text 898211 on phone 9 3 2019