Need Based Services
Summer Food Resources - For all Families
First Presbyterian Church in Strasburg - 101 South Decatur Street Strasburg, PA 17579
Food Bank Hours The food bank is available: Tuesdays and Fridays 2pm - 4pm. If you are new to the food bank, you will be asked to complete a brief intake form. As we serve numerous clients in the area, we are only able to offer food packages two times per month per family.
Lampeter United Methodist Church – 1101 Village Road. Lampeter, PA 17537
Blessings Pantry Hours: Tuesdays 9AM to Noon, Thursdays 6PM to 8PM, 1st & 3rd Saturdays 9AM to Noon
Mission Church – 651 Lampeter Road, Lancaster PA 17602
Hours: Tuesdays: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Thursdays: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Saturdays: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
One box of non-perishable food per household per month. No reservation is necessary. You may pick up your box on any day the food pantry is open. Please bring identification with your name & address.
More resources for students who qualify for free/reduced lunch can be found here.
- Seamless Summer Option
Lampeter-Strasburg School District will be participating in the Seamless Summer Option (SSO) in the 2021-2022 school year.
Summer Resources for Free/Reduced Lunch Recipients
All students received free breakfast and lunch at school this year. To be considered for the programs below you must be deemed eligible by completing the 2020-21 free/reduced lunch application. If you do not know if you are income-eligible for free/reduced lunch this school year, please contact Cheryl_Schmidt@l-spioneers.org or Johnna_Orndorff@l-spioneers.org. The 2020/21 F/R lunch application can be completed online at www.compass.state.pa.us.
Summer Powerpack Information/Registration Information – Please register by clicking on the QR Code on the attached flyer by June 16th.
The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program - This program provides a temporary discount on monthly broadband bills for qualifying households. You will find information regarding eligibility and how to apply in the attached flyer.
Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) - Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) will help families cover the cost of breakfasts and lunches their children would have been eligible to receive for free or at a reduced price through the National School Lunch Program. The attached flyer has information regarding the benefit.
PA Department of Human Services provides a statewide list of childcare providers for employees who work in life-sustaining positions.
Community Meal Providers
A list of bagged takeout meal providers, sorted by day of the week and meal.
A running list of community organizations that are offering aid.
Free and Reduced Lunch
If you have had a recent change in your financial situation, please complete a free/reduced lunch application.
Comcast is taking immediate steps to help connect low-income families to the Internet at home. Internetessentials.com
IU13 Family & Community Resources
This page contains access to local resources for families and the community during the Coronavirus crisis. It has been compiled and reviewed by the IU13 Social Workers.
Mission Church Community Food Pantry
Families can sign up for a monthly box of non-perishable food at mission-church/foodpantry or by calling 717-3939-9600.
A comprehensive list of services and support from Tabor Community Services and LHOP
The Humane League operates Spikes Pet Pantry to provide emergency supplies of pet food. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 717 393-6551 to enroll in the program.
Funds from the the County CARES Act can be used to assist individuals and families with rents higher than $750 per month. All applications are due by September 30, 2020.
SNAP-CARES Act Information about pandemic electronic benefits transfer (P-EBT)supplemental payments and benefits issuance for SNAP and TANF households. more
Solanco Food Bank
The Solanco Food Bank is providing emergency food bags during the COVID-19 outbreak. Please call 717-786-4308 to reserve a pick-up time that will be valid for three weeks. The food bank runs pickup from 9am-12pm on weekdays.
Strasburg Ministerium Food Bank
A drive-through food bank is open Tuesdays and Fridays from 2-4 p.m. at Strasburg First Presbyterian Church, 101 S. Decatur St. The Ministerium is also offering grocery shopping to those in vulnerable population groups. Please contact Bob Bronkema at 717 799-0777 for more information.
United Way COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund
The United Way can help families with bills, rent, and food. Please call 1-866-211-9966 and provide your zip code to receive a list of local agencies.
UC Benefit Eligibility & COVID-19
You may be eligible if your employer closes, goes out of business, or reduces your hours as well as if you are told to quarantine or self-isolate. Learn more at www.uc.pa.gov
A wide-variety of services are available to Lampeter-Strasburg students in need and to their families. These are a few of the organizations with which we partner. For more information, please contact the District social worker.
- 2-1-1 Listing of local food pantries.
- FoodFinder location-based website and app for finding food assistance.
- Free and Reduced Lunch Program
- Lampeter United Methodist Food Pantry 717 464-4161
- First Presbyterian of Strasburg Food Pantry 717 687-6030
- Apply for PowerPacks: English
- Apply for PowerPacks: Spanish
- 2-1-1 Local health care resources.
- COMPASS Pennsylvania Health and Human Services access.
- Lancaster County Career & Technical Center's Dental Clinic is open at the Willow Street CTC. This clinic provides low-cost dental care to patients without insurance.
- Child Protect Advocates for abused children.
- COBYS Family Services Counseling, adoption, and foster care.
- Tabor Community Services Helping families with housing and financial planning.
- Head Start Preschool Program Head Start is offering a free home based program for 3-4 year olds from income eligible families. The weekly program focuses on kindergarten readiness skills. If you would like more information on the Home Based Head Start program in L-S, please call 717 299-7302 or email email@example.com.
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Lampeter-Strasburg School District
1600 Book Rd., Lancaster PA 17602
Administration Building: 717-464-4699
Lampeter Elementary School: 717-358-1880
Hans Herr Elementary School: 717-509-0300
Martin Meylin Middle School: 717-509-0289
Lampeter-Strasburg High School: 717-509-0485