2019-2020 Listing: Community Food Initiatives

Healthy Options, a initiative of the Adams County Food Policy Council
Healthy  Options supports families and senior citizens who experience food insecurity, yet are not eligible for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits by:

  • Providing access to healthy, fresh and local foods from the Adams County Farmers Market and Kennie’s Marketplace

  • Supporting healthy lifestyle through educational activities and community support

Fruit and Vegetable Bucks at Kennie’s Markets
Fruit and Vegetable Bucks provides Adams County residents who receive SNAP assistance with a 50% discount on the participants’ five most expensive fresh fruits and vegetables per day at Kennie's Markets in Gettysburg and Biglerville from January through April each year.

The Gleaning Project
The Gleaning Project is South Central Pennsylvania's collaborative, nonprofit effort to reduce food loss on local farms, and increase food security in our communities. The Gleaning Project is an initiative of South Central Community Action Programs.

The Campus Kitchen at Gettysburg College

The Campus Kitchen rescues prepared food, repackages and combines it with the highest standards of safety and sanitation and then delivers congregate and individual meals through partner agencies.

John’s Meals
John’s Meals is a program organized by Upper Adams Christians Together. Partnering with the Upper Adams School District, specifically Arendtsville and Bendersville elementary schools, they provide eligible students and their siblings with a backpack of food on Friday afternoons.

Ruth’s Harvest Gettysburg
Ruth’s Harvest Gettysburg is a free ministry of area churches and organizations that provides healthy meals and snacks to food-insecure children. Backpacks of meals are provided to children in the Gettysburg Area School District on weekends.