CrossNet provides programs for free food/supplies at the New Holland 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 1 p.m. 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 3:00–5:15 PM at Trinity Lutheran Church in New Holland: 221 E Main Street, New Holland, PA.

Participants are eligible to visit the pantry one time a month. The pantry also provides families with vouchers for Yoder’s Country Market to purchase meat, milk, eggs, cheese and produce.

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.

Power Pack Project (PPP)

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 Thursday afternoon, participating families receive a recipe and the ingredients to make a meal. In this program, participants receive food to make the recipe as well as cereal, peanut butter, soup, etc. We 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- June and is ongoing. Contact our office today to register!

How to Get Involved!

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

Current Needs for PPP

Cereal, tuna, canned chicken, pork and beef

Free Summer Lunch

This 10 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–Friday 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 office@elancocross.org.