Food Assistance

Provided here are a few links and information regarding food assistance. If you need help, please consult these resources or phone Human Services at 717-242-5452.

Provider Phone Number
New Shelter Services
13 Depot Street
Lewistown, PA 17044

2017 Community Cookshops

Join us at the Lewistown Children’s Center every other Tuesday evening this summer for a little help and fun in the kitchen!

2017 Community Cookshops Flyer

For more information contact Lauren Barlow: or 717-248-4901 ext. 305.

Summer Backpack Program

Need help providing lunch for your children during summer vacation? The Juniata County Food Pantry is proud to sponsor the Summer Backpack Program.

If your children completed a grade level, kindergarden through 8th grade, in Juniata County this year, you may be eligible to participate.

Call the Food Pantry after May 25th for an appointment to register your children at 717-436-9718. Read more about the Summer Backpack Program.

Farmers Market Nutrition Program

The Mifflin-Juniata Area Agency on Aging, Inc., in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, is again offering the Farmers Market Nutrition Program to older adults.

Vouchers can be used for the purchase of fresh fruits and vegetables (grown in Pennsylvania!) at participating markets.

Voucher distribution will be on Thursday, June 15, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at several locations.

Download the FARMERS MARKET NUTRITION PROGRAM FLYER to check out the details and to see if you’re eligible.

Food Distribution Calendars

Download a food calendar below to see the times and places for food distribution in Juniata and Mifflin Counties. Some places must adhere to income limits, while several churches offer free lunches, regardless of income.