CrossNet Ministries seeks to provide access to food as well as to promote education and healthy living.
CrossNet provides programs for free food/supplies at the Food Pantry, Power Pack Program, and Summer Lunches. CrossNet also offers assistance applying for SNAP, WIC and School Meals as well as cooking and nutrition opportunities.
Individuals or families who live in the ELANCO School District and have a need for food and personal care items can access this client-choice food pantry.
Participants must agree to the following to participate in the Food Pantry:
To sign up for the Food Pantry: Please call 717-355-2454 on Monday before 4:00 PM to get on the list for that week. Flexibility is afforded if participants knows they are not going to be available on Monday. Participants may call over the weekend, leaving their name and information.
The Food Pantry is open on Wednesdays from 11:30 AM – 5:30 PM at CrossNet Ministries Food & Nutrition Center in New Holland: 127 W. Franklin Street, New Holland, PA. Use rear entrance.
Participants are eligible to visit the pantry one time a month.
Holiday meals are offered to participating individuals or families three times a year.
To partner with CrossNet Ministries and host a food drive please contact: 717-355-2454.
This 11 week program is offered throughout the summer for families who access the Free and Reduced Lunch Program at the ELANCO School District. Youth may pick up a free bagged lunch Monday and Thursday at CrossNet Ministries the first weekday of summer. Each lunch includes a drink, fruit, chips, sandwich or other main dish and a snack. For more information or to volunteer, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
UPDATE FOR 2021 SUMMER LUNCHES
Family will pick up lunches 2 days per week!
MONDAY – they will receive 3 lunches – PER child
THURSDAY – they will receive 2 lunches – PER child
We are preparing to roll out our Free Summer Lunch program on Monday June 7th and we are in need of drivers to get lunches to our satellite locations for pick up.
We have just a few guidelines:
Thank you for considering volunteering with the Free Summer Lunch Program. I value your willingness to help ensure people in our community have access to food over the summer months.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis we have to implement strict guidelines this summer that we are asking every volunteer to agree too. Thank you for your cooperation and support!!
Please see the list below. And please let me know if you have any questions.
When coming into the facility to volunteer:
Our Summer Lunch Sign up is in the link https://signup.com/go/AjViPZC
PPP is designed to improve the mental and physical health of children in the program by building resources for parents with nutritious meals over the weekends when the school breakfast and lunch programs are unavailable. The PPP recognizes the vital role that nutrition plays in the ability of children to learn in school.
Every Wednesday afternoon, participating families receive the ingredients to make a meal. In this program, participants receive food to basic food such as cereal, peanut butter, soup, etc to help feed their family over the weekend. We can also provide education on how to prepare low-cost healthy meals, nutrition and food safety as well as shopping strategies to assure that children are well-fed and ready to learn.
Families with children participating in the free or reduced lunch program in school are eligible. The programs runs from October- May and is ongoing. Contact our office today to register!
How to Get Involved!
Current Needs for PPP
Cereal, pancake mix, tuna, canned chicken, pork and beef, canned vegetables and juice.