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.

Food Pantry

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:

  • Provide names and dates of birth of all who live in the household.
  • Sign a self-declaration form on which they disclose their qualifications under the household income. The guidelines are determined by the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank.
  • Must show proof of residency, such a driver’s license or piece of mail with their name and address.
  • Must agree to only visit one food pantry at a time in the same month.

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.

Free Summer Lunch

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 amy@elancocross.org .

UPDATE FOR 2022 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

2022 PICK UP LOCATIONS

Family or student will pick up lunches at the following 3 locations:

CROSSNET MINISTRIES YOUTH CENTER – 110 W. Franklin Street, New Holland, PA Pick-up 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

PETRA CHURCH – 565 Airport Road, New Holland, PA Pick-up 11:00 AM – 11:30 PM

PINE GROVE CHURCH – 1194 Reading Road, Bowmansville, PA Pick-up 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

IF YOU LIVE IN ELANCO SCHOOL DISTRICT AND WISH TO PARTICIPATE BUT DO NOT HAVE TRANSPORTATION PLEASE CONTACT US! 717-355-2454


DRIVERS NEEDED:

We are preparing to roll out our Free Summer Lunch program in June and we are in need of drivers to get lunches to our satellite locations for pick up.

We have just a few guidelines:

  1. Please do not come into the volunteer if you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.
  2. Please do not volunteer if your are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms including a cough, fever or shortness of breath.
  3. Please maintain 6ft of distance with other at ALL times.

SUMMER LUNCH VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

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.

Please see the list below. And please let me know if you have any questions.

  1. Please do not come into serve and volunteer if you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.
  2. Please do not volunteer if you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms including a cough, fever or shortness of breath.
  3. Please do not come into volunteer if you are at high risk for COVID-19 for your personal safety.
  4. Our Summer Lunch Sign up is in the link https://signup.com/go/AjViPZC

Our Summer Lunch Sign up is in the link https://signup.com/go/AjViPZC


MEAL PACK PROGRAM

The meal pack 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 Meal Pack Program 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!

  • Become a van driver
  • Volunteer by packing the bags on Tuesday mornings at CrossNet Ministries (127 West Franklin Street, New Holland PA, Use rear entrance)
  • Please contact amy@elancocross.org  for more information or to help volunteer!

Current Needs for Meal Pack Program

Cereal, pancake mix, tuna, canned chicken, pork and beef, canned vegetables and juice.