Messiah Lutheran Church is the home of The Ecumenical Food Pantry, a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization, providing a three-day supply of food to over 2,500 individuals and 650 families from Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry Counties. Individuals receiving food are pre-authorized through one of many cooperating agencies who verify family size and need. Vouchers received by one of these agencies are then submitted to Pantry staff, made up of over 200 volunteers. The pantry is supported by food and financials donations from local churches, businesses, organizations and individuals as well as state and federal grants. About 75% of the food distributed by the Pantry is donated or purchased with donated funds from these multiple sources. For more information on the Food Pantry please visit: https://ecumenicalfoodpantry.wordpress.com or contact (717) 233-6889.