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 Grocery pantry, Ephrata/Cocalico Meals on Wheels, Transportation Services, and Community Support Services.


Our mission is to empower and connect neighbors in order to build a more vibrant community. Together, we can build a stronger community for all.

3,028 Visits to the Hand-UP Grocery Pantry in 2022

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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, 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

5,923 Transportation Needs Met in 2022

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1,308 Unique Families Supported in 2022

EASS’s transportation program has allowed me the opportunity to get out of my house and be part of my community again.

Barb, Ephrata PA