When you visit EASS to meet with our social worker, use our food and clothing bank, or for any other reason, we will require the following:

  • You must wear a mask
  • Your temperature will be taken
  • We will only allow 3 households into the office at one time. You may be asked to wait outside or come again another day.


Ephrata Area Social Services

EASS is a non-profit organization supporting neighbors in need throughout the Ephrata and Cocalico regions of Northern Lancaster County. Our assistance programs include the Hand UP Exchange Food & Clothing Bank, Ephrata/Cocalico Meals on Wheels, Transportation Services, and Community Support Services. Our mission is to channel resources effectively through the collaboration of our partnering health and human service organizations to improve the lives of the residents in northern Lancaster County. Together, we can build a stronger community for all.

5,889 Visits to the Hand UP Exchange in 2019

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The assistance you need is just a phone call away.

Ephrata Area Social Services is here to help meet the growing social needs of our community. If you are in the Ephrata or Cocalico area and facing challenges, just pick up the phone and call us. Many families throughout the country are struggling to make ends meet. EASS is here to help provide food, clothing, transportation, and community support services. We also provide thousands of meals with our Meals on Wheels program.

If you need assistance call us at (717) 733-0345 to set up in-person consultation

3,000 transportation needs met

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1,900 families helped

Such a wonderful organization! My daughter recently broke her leg (in 3 places) and is in a wheelchair. On Monday’s and Wednesday’s they currently transport students to the Ephrata Library for an after school program in their handicap accessible van. They offered to transport my daughter on the other days. This is just such a relief for me as this past month has been very stressful and it’s even more difficult doing it as a single mother. I commend them for stepping up and helping us the way they are!! They definitely help out the community – in more ways than you know!

Jamie, Ephrata PA
Mother and daughter