Food and Meal Options

  • Community-wide Support for Food Insecurity:
    The Elizabethtown Area School District is part of a three-pronged, community-wide effort to support families experiencing food insecurity during the mandatory school closing that includes the District, Community Cupboard of Elizabethtown, and local ministerium. 

    1. Elizabethtown Area School District:
      The District will continue to run our Bear Bags program each Friday. Families currently involved in Bears Bags will receive a separate communication with the details for pickup. Also, the District is donating food items to the Community Cupboard of Elizabethtown to help keep the shelves stocked during the school closing. For questions about the District’s Bear Bags program, contact Richard Schwarzman, assistant to the superintendent for support services and compliance, by phone at (717) 367-1521, ext. 10003 or by email at
    2. Community Cupboard of Elizabethtown:
      The Community Cupboard of Elizabethtown is a food choice pantry that assists residents living in our school district. For food assistance, contact the Cupboard by phone at (717) 361-8149 or by email at
    3. Ministerium
      Local churches throughout the community will be providing meal assistance to families in need of a brown bag lunch. For a listing of participating churches, please contact Pastor David Robinson from the Elizabethtown First Church of God by email at or CLICK HERE.