|Annual Bob Bolus Sr. Christmas Day Dinner||2019 Annual Christmas Day dinner open to the public.
Dinner will be held at the St. Patrick's Church,
1403 Jackson St., Scranton, PA.
Serving noon - 6pm on Christmas Day.
No reservation required.
Limited transportation is provided and limited delivery is available. Must call in advance to request delivery or transportation.||Lackawanna||Holiday Meals||Holiday Meals|
|Annual Christmas Breakfast University of Scranton||Annual Community Christmas Day Breakfast is sponsored by the University of Scranton.
The free Christmas breakfast is held on Christmas morning and is open to all, especially those who are alone on Christmas and want to spend the morning with some joyful companionship.
No advanced reservation required.
The breakfast is held on the 3rd floor of the DeNaples Center, Mulberry Street in Scranton.
Doors open to the public at 8 am on Mulberry Street side and breakfast will be served until 10:30 am.
Parking is available in the University’s parking pavilion located at Monroe Ave and Mulberry St.||Lackawanna||University of Scranton||University of Scranton|
|Annual Joe Maddon & Friends ThanksMas Dinner Hazleton||The Annual Thanksmas Dinner is hosted and celebrated by Hazleton Intergation Project's main founder #JoeMaddon.
Thanksmas is a day where the Hazleton Integration Project, provides a free Thanksmas meal, good music, good company, and a fun time to the Hazleton community.
The annual event is held at the Hazleton One Community Center, 225 East 4th Street, Hazleton.
Maddon’s Thanksmas meal has been feeding the needy for a few years now and is held between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Thanksmas dinner will be held on Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 12 noon.
No reservations required. Open to all from the Hazleton community.||Luzerne||Holiday Meals||Holiday Meals|
|Annual Thanksgiving and Christmas Day Dinner St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen Wilkes-Barre||St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen, 39 East Jackson Street,
Wilkes-Barre will serve a dinner on Thanksgiving Day and
Christmas Day. Dinner served 11 am till 12:30 pm.
Open to all. No reservation required.
The kitchen will also deliver dinners to the elderly and
home bound. Call to request delivery prior to the holiday.
Volunteers and donations are appreciated.||Luzerne||Catholic Social Services - St. Vincent de Paul Kitchen||Catholic Social Services of the Diocese of Scranton|
|Beaver Falls Christian Assembly||Christmas meal to be served December 25 at the Beaver Falls High School||Beaver||Christmas Programs||Holiday Programs|
|Blossburg Free Christmas Day Dinner||A local family would wish to remain anonymous invite individuals and your families to a free Christmas Dinner on Christmas Day at the Blossburg Fire and Ambulance Social Hall, 324 Main Street, Blossburg.
This dinner is free and open to the public. Dinner will be served from 12pm to 2pm.
Will delivery to those residing in Arnot, Blossburg, Covington and Morris Run who are unable to attend the dinner due to illness or family circumstance. Call to request a meal delivery.||Tioga||Holiday Meals||Holiday Meals|
|Brookville Area Ministerial Association - Brookville Area Food Pantry - Christmas Meal||Hot Christmas meal.||Jefferson||Brookville Area Ministerial Association - Brookville Area Food Pantry||Brookville Area Ministerial Association|
|Brownstown Area Churches - Christmas Meal||Provides a free Christmas meal, usually the day of Christmas. RSVP preferred. (Meal is held at an off-site location, please see Physical Site Address for location.)
Home-delivered meals (Only Akron, Brownstown, Denver, Ephrata, Farmersville, Leola, Lititz, New Holland) can be arranged, call the church by December 23th.||Lancaster||Brownstown Area Churches - Christmas Meal||Christmas Services - Lancaster County|
|Butler First United Methodist Church||Christmas meal to be served December 25 in the Lower Fellowship Hall. Reservations recommended but not required. Transportation can be provided to those in need. All are encouraged to attend and visit with others for Christmas. If unable to attend, two meals per household may be delivered.||Butler||Christmas Programs||Holiday Programs|
|Catholic Worker House of Lancaster - Christmas Meal||Provides a free Christmas meal, usually the day before Christmas at an off-site location (see physical address below).||Lancaster||Catholic Worker House - Holiday Meals||Catholic Worker House of Lancaster|
|CEO Home Delivered & Sit Down Christmas Dinners||The Commission on Economic Opportunity (CEO) & the
First Presbyterian Church at
97 S. Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre is providing home delivered Christmas meals to those in need. There is also a sit down Christmas dinner being served from noon to 3 pm.
Transportation to the dinner is available for Wyoming Valley residents.
Call the church at 570-824-2478 to RSVP for sit down dinner, transportation to the dinner or home meal delivery.
Volunteers are always needed, please contact the church to CEO if you would like to volunteer.||Luzerne||Commission on Economic Opportunity Wilkes Barre||Commission on Economic Opportunity|
|Christmas Day Dinner Keystone Mission Scranton||The Keystone Mission, 8 West Olive St., Scarnton
will be serving a free Christmas Day Dinner to those in need on Christmas Day - Wednesday,December 25th at 5pm.
Open to all. No reservations required.
Must arrive by 4:30 pm, dinner will be served at 5 pm.
One serving time only. No deliveries.||Lackawanna||Keystone Mission - Scranton||Keystone Mission|
|Christmas Day Dinner Keystone Mission Wilkes-Barre||The Keystone Mission in Wilkes-Barre will be serving a free Christmas Day Dinner to those in need on
Wednesday,December 25th at 5pm.
Open to all. No reservations required.
Must arrive by 4:30 pm, dinner will be served at 5 pm.
One serving time only. No deliveries.
||Luzerne||Keystone Mission - Wilkes-Barre||Keystone Mission|
|Christmas Dinner Friends of the Poor Scranton||Annual Holiday Dinner for Senior Citizens and Adults will be held Monday, December 16, 2019 at the St. Mary's Center, 320 Mifflin Avenue, Scranton.
Doors will open at 5 pm, dinner served at 6 pm.
No dinner RSVP required.
If in need of transportation, call 570-348-4428.||Lackawanna||Friends of the Poor||Friends of the Poor|
|Christ's Cafe Community Christmas Dinner St. Paul's Lutheran Church Tannersville||St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Christ's Cafe,
158 Fish Hill Road, Tannersville sponsors a
Free Community Christmas Dinner held the 3rd Wednesday of December from 4:30 pm until 6:30 pm.
2019 Community Christmas Dinner will be held on Wednesday,
December 18, 2019 from 4:30 pm until 6:30 pm.
Dinner is free and open to all. No reservation required.||Monroe||St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Tannersville||St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Tannersville|
|Church of the Atonement, Episcopalian||The church will offer a Christmas dinner from Noon - 3:00pm on Christmas Day. Walk ins, all welcome. Also, delivers Christmas meals locally to those who are homebound.||Allegheny||Church of the Atonement||Church of the Atonement|
|Columbia Christmas Ladies - Christmas Meal||Provides a free Christmas meal, usually the day of Christmas for senior citizens 55+ (no children). Reservations required by December 20, 2019.
Transportation for Columbia Borough residents can be arranged by December 20, 2019.
Donations and gifts needed, please call for details.||Lancaster||Columbia Christmas Ladies - Christmas Meal||Christmas Services - Lancaster County|
|Community Christmas Dinner American Rescue Workers Williamsport||Provides a free Christmas dinner on December 25,
from 11 am to 2 pm at the Castellano Center for Community Outreach, 320 Park Avenue, Williamsport.
No need to make dinner reservation.
Delivery is available only to shut-ins and those with disabilities that do not allow for travel. Pre-registration for meal delivery is required. Must call by Dec. 23 for home delivery by calling 570-323-8401, ext. 110.||Lycoming||American Rescue Workers - Social Services Center - Lycoming County||American Rescue Workers |
|Community Christmas Dinner Grace Episcopal Church Honesdale||A free Community Christmas Dinner, served only at noon
Christmas Day, Wednesday, December 25, 2019 at the
Grace Episcopal Church Parish Hall,
827 Church St., Honesdale.
All are welcomed. No reservations. No deliveries.
Free but freewill donations are accepted.
Takeouts only after all guests have been served.
For information, leave a message at 570-253-1760.||Wayne||Holiday Meals||Holiday Meals|
|Cross Roads Brethren in Christ Church - Christmas Meal||Provides a free Christmas meal, usually the day of Christmas. Reservations requested but not required.
Home-delivered meals may be possible, call the church by noon on December 20, 2019.||Lancaster||Cross Roads Brethren in Christ Church - Christmas Meal||Christmas Services - Lancaster County|
|East End Cooperative Ministry - Christmas Eve Meal||Provides a free holiday meal at the Community House Kitchen||Allegheny||Christmas Programs||Holiday Programs|
|Elks Lodge #0213 - Christmas Eve Dinner||Christmas Eve Dinner||York||Elks Lodge #0213||Elks Lodge #0213|
|Everlasting Life Ministries - Christmas Meal||Provides a free Christmas meal, usually a few days before Christmas.
Donations of turkeys, baked goods, canned goods and fresh fruit are needed. Accepted during office hours.
||Lehigh||Everlasting Life Ministries||Everlasting Life Ministries|
|First Presbyterian Church of Greensburg - Christmas Day Dinner - Westmoreland||Provides a free holiday meal. Doors open at 2pm.||Westmoreland||Christmas Programs||Holiday Programs|
|Free Christmas Day Dinner Loyalville UM Church Harvey Lake||Christmas Day Dinner, Wednesday December 25, 2019
at 12 noon hosted by the
Loyalville United Methodist Church,
602 Loyalville Road, Harvey Lake
Dinner is free and opened to all.
No RSVP required.||Luzerne||Holiday Meals||Holiday Meals|
|Free Community Christmas Day Dinner Salem Community Church Hamlin||Free Christmas Ham Dinner with all the fixings served on Christmas Day 11:30 am until 2 pm. at the
Salem Community Church
613 Hamlin Highway
Hamlin, PA 18427
All are welcomed. Eat in or take out.
No reservation required.
||Wayne||Holiday Meals||Holiday Meals|
|Free Community Christmas Dinner Chestnut St. Deli Sunbury||Free Community Dinner hosted by
Chestnut Street Deli
550 Chestnut Street
Sunbury, PA 17801
Saturday, December 21, 2019
11 am until 2 pm.
Free and open to all.
No RSVP required||Northumberland||Holiday Meals||Holiday Meals|
|Free Community Christmas Dinner Our Lady of Victory Tannersville||Our Lady of Victory Roman Catholic Church,
327 Cherry Lane Road, Tannersville will host a free
community dinner on Sunday, December 15, 2019, 3pm-4pm.
Dinner is free and opened to all.
No RSVP required.
For information call 570-629-4572||Monroe||Holiday Meals||Holiday Meals|
|Free Community Thanksgiving and Christmas Meals First Presbyterian Church Lewisburg||First Presbyterian Church, 18 Market Street, Lewisburg
provides Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day's dinners to the community of Lewisburg.
Serving of the meal begins at 11am until 1:00pm.
For anyone unable to attend the meal, delivery is available for the Lewisburg vicinity. No need to make reservations. Call 570-524-4419 if delivery is needed.||Union||First Presbyterian Church - Lewisburg||First Presbyterian Church - Lewisburg|
|Hazleton Christmas Dinner United Way of Greater Hazleton||Provides a free community Christmas Dinner on Christmas Day.
2019 Christmas Day dinner will be held at Holy Rosary Church, 240 S Poplar St., Hazleton.
Dinner will be served from 11 am – 2 pm.
Delivery is available to home bound.
Call 570-455-9515 x2 to register for dinner or request meal delivery. Must register by Dec. 23.||Luzerne||United Way of Greater Hazleton, Inc||United Way of Greater Hazleton, Inc.|
|Helping Harvest - Food Referrals||Provides referrals to pantries, soup kitchens and meals in the community.
Call for a complete listing of Thanksgiving and Christmas meals||Berks||Helping Harvest||Helping Harvest|
|Hope Rescue Mission - Holiday Meals||Holiday meals open to all
- Thanksgiving Day Meal at 12:00pm
- Christmas Day Meal at 12:00pm||Berks||Hope Rescue Mission||Hope Rescue Mission|
|Hot Metal Bridge Faith Community - Christmas Lunch||Provides a free lunch for Christmas||Allegheny||Christmas Programs||Holiday Programs|
|Join Hands Ministry||- "Where to turn" referrals
- Limited direct financial assistance
- Financial planning
- Emergency heat response
- Automobile repair
- Furniture/household items/appliances/clothing/toiletries, etc
- Back to school and holiday assistance
- Guidance / Direct one-on-one mentoring
- Links to faith based counseling and Connect to community and church affiliation
- Life skill support
- Coordinate Medical transportation
- Volunteer opportunities||Perry||Join Hands Ministry||Join Hands Ministry|
|Kennedy House - Christmas Meal||Provides a Christmas meal||Berks||Kennedy House||Kennedy House|
|Lebanon Rescue Mission - Pre-Christmas Meal||Free community Christmas meal||Lebanon||Lebanon Rescue Mission||Lebanon Rescue Mission |
|Missionary Sisters of Charity in Norristown - Charitable Meals||Daily Meals served to the poor and homeless of the Norristown, PA area. Emergency household items and clothing are distributed when available.
Offers both Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day meals for all who show up.||Montgomery||Missionary Sisters of Charity Norristown - Montgomery; Norristown||Missionary Sisters of Charity in Norristown|
|Monessen Community Christmas Meal||Provides a free holiday meal||Westmoreland||Christmas Programs||Holiday Programs|
|New Bethany Ministries - Christmas Meal||Provides a free Christmas brunch on Christmas Day.
||Northampton||New Bethany Ministries - 333 W Fourth St||New Bethany Ministries|
|New Journey United Methodist Church - Christmas Meal||Provides a Christmas day dinner. Families and individuals welcome.||Berks||New Journey Community Outreach, Inc.||New Journey Community Outreach, Inc.|
|Project Hope of Easton - Christmas Meal||Provides a free Christmas meal. (Meal is held at an off-site location, please see Physical Site Address for location.)||Northampton||Project Hope of Easton||Project Hope of Easton|
|Rainbow Kitchen Community Services||Daily Hot Meal, open to public.
Monthly Food Pantry, Case Management Services||Allegheny||Thanksgiving Services||Holiday Programs|
|Salvation Army Allentown -Christmas Assistance Program||Accepts gift/toy donations from Toys for Tots, Angel Trees and individual donors. Distributes items to families at Christmas. Must meet income guidelines. Apply for program in October - see helpful tips for sign-up dates.
Adopt-a-Family program matches donor groups with particularly needy families. Program focuses on working poor and special cases. Apply in October.
Monday, December 23, 2019 at 12:00pm – 1:30pm
||Lehigh||Salvation Army Allentown||Salvation Army - Lehigh Valley Area Services|
|Salvation Army Easton Corps - Christmas Assistance Program||- Holiday Food Basket: Distributes food/gifts to families at Christmas. Income guidelines. Apply for assistance in October - call office for dates.
- Holiday Meal: Distributes cooked meals on Christmas for those who cannot cook.
-Accepts gift/toy donations from Toys for Tots, Angel Trees and individual donors.
Volunteers make holiday visits to nursing homes and hospitals to talk, sing carols and give gifts.
||Northampton||Salvation Army Easton Corps Community Center||Salvation Army - Lehigh Valley Area Services|
|Salvation Army of Berwick - Community Christmas Meal||Serves a meal over the Christmas holiday to those in need.
2019 Christmas Meals:
Thursday before Christmas, December 19th at 4pm.
Christmas Eve - December 24th at 12 noon.
Open to all. No dinner reservation required.||Columbia||Salvation Army of Berwick - Social Services||Salvation Army of Berwick|
|St Anne's Roman Catholic Church - Christmas Meal||Provides a free Christmas meal, usually the day of Christmas.
Eat-in or take-out meal options.
Transportation is available in the Lancaster City area by calling Lisa Wood at 717-669-6282 between 9:00am and 9:00pm by December 24, 2019.||Lancaster||St Anne's Roman Catholic - Lancaster||St Anne's Roman Catholic - Lancaster|
|St. Barnabas Nursing Home - Thanksgiving Dinner||Program provides Thanksgiving dinners free at three nursing homes, St. Barnabas Nursing Home, Beaver Meadows, and Arbors Three at Valencia. Meals are open to the public.||Allegheny||Thanksgiving Services||Holiday Programs|
|The Good Shepherd, Inc. - Holiday Meals||Offers a Thanksgiving Meal and a Christmas Meal.
||Mercer||The Good Shepherd, Inc.||The Good Shepherd, Inc.|
|The Lemoyne Center - Coco's Christmas||Provides free gift for all from Coco's gift shop and enjoy a free Christmas meal. Bring a bag to carry gifts.||Washington||Christmas Programs||Holiday Programs|
|Trinity Church Ark Soup Kitchen - Christmas Meal||Provides a free Christmas meal, usually a few days before Christmas. (Meal is held at an off-site location, see physical location below)
||Northampton||Trinity Church Ark Soup Kitchen - Holiday Meals||Trinity Church - Easton|
|Trinity Evangelical Congregational Church - Christmas Meal||Provides a free Christmas meal, usually the day of Christmas. Reservations required by December 20, 2019.
Transportation for Lititz/Warwick residents may be possible, call the church.||Lancaster||Trinity Evangelical Congregational Church||Christmas Services - Lancaster County|
|Walter & Mary Alice Strunk Food Pantry St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Tannersville||Food pantry is available every Tuesday from 11:00am-1:00pm. May receive food one time per month.
The food pantry serves the entire community of Monroe County.
Although the church is open the Food Pantry is not available on Sundays.
Donation hours are Monday - Thursday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Pantry also gives out Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinners to those in need.||Monroe||St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Tannersville||St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Tannersville|
|West Green Tree Church of the Brethren - Christmas Meal||Provides a free Christmas meal, usually the day of Christmas. Reservations Required by December 18, 2019.
Home-delivered meals for Elizabethtown and Mount Joy residents can be arranged, call the church.||Lancaster||West Green Tree Church of the Brethren - Christmas Meal||Christmas Services - Lancaster County|
|Whitehall Bible Fellowship Church - Christmas Meal||Provides a Christmas meal||Lehigh||Whitehall Bible Fellowship Church - Christmas Meal||Whitehall Bible Fellowship Church|