Community Assistance in Lancaster PA

"Neighbors Helping Neighbors"

The mission of Ephrata Area Social Services is: to channel resources into a network of support for Neighbors in need of Human Resources.

News and Events

Ephrata Area Social Services came into being on October 4, 1971.
During the year we will shout out, This is our 45th Anniversary.
Watch for it...
Look for us at Hospital Day in the Park, Sat. June 4th, Tom Grater Park.
Also, have you car washed on Sat. Aug. 20th at our 227 N. State St. facility. will donation of food or funds.
Local Lion Clubs have been busy conducting Food Drives for the EASS Food Bank.
Watch for groups collecting food for EASS as you go about your Friday and Saturday
grocery shopping trips.
Holiday Exchange Program

The EASS 2015 Holiday Exchange Program is now complete.  Click here is see how many people we helped in 2015!

 Thanks to all who participated.  This program has been running for 44 years.  Join us in 2016 and see how it feels to help a family at Christmas. 

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Fuel, Energy and Family Assistance 

The 2015 Fund Raising Campaign has brought in $50,000.

Thanks to all who contributed.  You can continue supporting the EASS Mission

by using the MAKE A DONATION here on our web site. 

Free Community Meals

Meals Served Every Thursday
At One Of These Locations:

- Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
- Bethany United Church of Christ
- First United Methodist Church

Click here for more information


Food donations are needed to keep up with demand

we are experiencing from family's in need.

Donations of food can be made Mon. thru Fri, 9:00am to 4:00pm at 227 N. State St.

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What We Do

EASS is a non-profit organization supporting neighbors in need throughout the Ephrata and Cocalico Regions of Northern Lancaster County. We run many different programs that feed and clothe thousands of people in our community. We also provide transportation services for senior citizens. EASS has a strong desire to make a difference within our community...

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Who We’ve Helped

EASS strives to be the gap for families falling outside of the guidelines used by public funded agencies. With the continued generosity of the community we will stay the course...

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How You Can Help

There are different ways to support Ephrata Area Social Services, aside from donating. The following volunteer opportunities are currently needed: Drivers, packers and cooks for Denver and Ephrata Meals on Wheels...