EASS Non-Profit Organization in 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.
Cost...free 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

EASS FOOD BANK

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.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors Meals on Wheels

Who We Are


Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Started in 1971 by a group of local churches, Ephrata Area Social Services was formed with a commitment to the ideal of "Neighbors Helping Neighbors." The Planning Committee, in October of 1970 challenged the community with a dream to become a "community of the concerned." To recognize that "in the midst of a flourishing economy, there are those in need who are all but forgotten to their community." It is with those inspirations that EASS has grown to be a diverse provider of services capable of meeting an ever increasing demand from neighbors in need.

EASS is a non-profit organization serving the Ephrata and Cocalico Regions of Northern Lancaster County. The criterion for eligibility is the expression of a legitimate need for help. EASS receives its support from the community. Donations come from churches, civic organizations, private individuals, businesses and local foundations. EASS receives no public funds...

Ephrata Area Social Services, a tradition of reliability, providing services to those in need living in the Ephrata and Cocalico region.



Mission Statement

The mission of Ephrata Area Social Services is to effectively channel community resources into a network
of support for neighbors in need of human resources.