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Autumn’s Food Pantry

A local food pantry helping to fight food insecurity in Lancaster County

There Is A Need In Lancaster

Food Insecurity.

Lancaster County has a 9% food insecurity rate

Impoverished Children.

16% of children in Lancaster are living in poverty

Below Poverty Rate.

61% of Lancastrians are living below SNAP eligibility standard of 160% of poverty rate ($40,600 for a family of four in 2018)

Who We Serve

At the E, we strive to provide a helping hand and a safe place for all Lancaster residents in need. From under resourced elementary school students to working adults, The Emerald Foundation provides assistance in a variety of ways.

Food Pantry Info

Emerald is currently enriching and empowering almost 100 families throughout Lancaster County. Our food pantry is unique in that we are non-religious and non-politically affiliated and not zipcode restricted. We offer easy access, ample parking, and we are conveniently located on a bus line!

Autumn’s Food Pantry thrives on monetary donations to meet the needs of the community. Because of the strong buying power that the E has, your donation allows us to purchase food at the best prices so we can provide the most to those in need.

What Is Autumn’s Food Pantry?

Autumns Food Pantry provides food directly to those who may not have enough food to eat.

More About Our Mission

Our mission is to help fight hunger and improve lives by offering nutritional, accessible and sustainable food choices to those in need.

How Do I Qualify For Food?

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) is operated by the United States Department of Agriculture.
Policy Guidelines for eligibility are contained in the Self-Declaration of Need Paperwork.  Click on the link below to fill out and submit the form via email to:


Community Voices

"The Pantry is so important to me because it helps families that are hungry who live right in our community."

Autumn Mertz

age 10

Community Voices

"To see a little girl’s vision become a reality not only gives hope to the community but for the younger generation who see suffering and desire to do something about it."

Dayona Ellis

No One Should Go Hungry

We can solve food insecurity if we work together.