(Source: Piqsels.com)

The listing of free Thanksgiving meals has been compiled by Pennsylvania 211 East, a program of United Way of Lancaster County. (For a PDF version, click here.)

While every effort has been made to validate the information below, please note that changes may occur after the publication of this list. For the most up-to-date listing contact Pennsylvania 211 East by phone at 211 or visit the organization's website.

Note: Most meals do not require reservations, unless otherwise indicated.

The following locations are offering a free meal on Thanksgiving Day:

Bright Side Baptist Church

  • 515 Hershey Avenue, Lancaster (717) 509-1342
  • Thursday, Nov. 25, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Offering takeout only
  • Reservation required by November 19th
  • Home-delivered meals for sick or homebound local residents may be possible, contact the church by Nov. 19

Chiques Church of the Brethren

  • 4045 Sunnyside Road, Manheim (717) 689-3954
  • Thursday, Nov. 25, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Reservation required, contact the Church at (717) 665-9417 by Nov. 19, leave message with name, phone number, number of adults and children
  • Offering eat-in or takeout
  • Donations accepted to support the local food pantry

Columbia United Methodist Church

  • 510 Walnut Street, Columbia (717) 684-2356
  • Thursday, Nov. 25, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. sit down, and 1 p.m.-2 p.m. take out
  • Offering eat-in and takeout
  • No reservation required
  • Thursday, Nov. 25, 1-3 p.m.
  • Offering take out only
  • Home-delivered meals for elderly or homebound local residents may be possible, contact (717) 715-4796 to sign up
  • Donations accepted

Lititz/Warwick Community, Hosanna!

  • 29 Green Acre Road, Lititz (717) 626-2560
  • Thursday, Nov. 25, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Offering eat-in or takeout
  • No reservation needed
  • For transportation or possible home delivery for homebound residents, call the church office

St. Mark’s United Methodist Church

  • 27 East Main Street, Mount Joy (717) 653-5493
  • Thursday, Nov. 25, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Offering takeout only
  • Reservation required, contact the church by Nov. 22
  • Home-delivered meals for local residents may be possible, contact the church

St. Phillip the Apostle Roman Catholic Church

  • 2111 Millersville Pike, Lancaster (717) 872-2166
  • Thursday, Nov. 25, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Offering takeout only
  • Reservation required, contact the church by Nov. 22

Zion Lutheran Church

  • 2 South Hazel Street, Manheim (717) 665-5880
  • Thursday, Nov. 25, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Offering takeout only
  • Reservation required, contact the church by Nov. 20
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