Local Outreach

Local Outreach

The vision of our Local Outreach Ministry is to share the love of God by serving Lancaster County.  We connect to local ministries to combat poverty, homelessness, addictions, sexual identity issues, and abortion.

If you would like to get involved or for more information please contact us.

Erma Zimmerman
Local Outreach Ministry Leader

Petra Food Bank

The Petra Food Bank operates out of the Petra Food Bank at 548 Ranck Rd, New Holland, PA. The Food Bank is open to those needing assistance from the Elanco School District or the Petra congregation. The Food Bank is open the 2nd Wednesday (3 - 8 p.m. ) and 2nd Thursday (5 - 8 p.m.) of each month. For more information, please contact the church office at 717-354-5394.

Food Bank Hours of Service

The second Wednesday of the month from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Petra Food Bank. Families with last names starting with the letters A—M will be served as follows:

3 p.m. – A & B  |  4 p.m. – C & D  |  5 p.m. – E, F, & G  | 
6 p.m. – H, I, & J  | 7 p.m. – K, L, & M

The Thursday after the second Wednesday of the month from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Petra Food Bank. Families with last names starting with the letters N—Z will be served as follows:

5 p.m. – N & O  |  6 p.m. – P, Q, R, & S  |  7 p.m. – T thru Z


Food Bank brochure

Mike Steffy
Food Bank Director

Our mission is to provide the opportunity for neighbors to grow their own healthy food in a safe and friendly environment.

Anyone from the community, who is interested in planting and maintaining a garden of their own, is welcome to apply for a garden plot.

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Beyond Our Walls

CrossNet Ministries —   — 717-355-2454

ESL - English As A Second Language — Kevin Boll —

Fellowship of Christian Athletes — www.fca.org

Good Samaritan Women’s Shelter — www.goodsamshelter.org — 717-733-3395

Harvest Time Ministry — (Fresh produce outreach, summer only) — Ken Covelens — 

Homes of Hope — www.loveinclancaster.org — 717-735-7540

New Holland Released Time — Deb Reimers -


New Life for Girls — www.newlifeforgirls.org — 717-399-5435

North Star Initiative – www.northstarinitiative.org

ROFM www.rofm.org

Support for Prison Ministries www.supportforprisonministries.org

SVPS – Susquehanna Valley Pregnancy Services — www.svps.org  — 717-274-5128

Tel Hai Camp — www.telhaicamp.org — 610-273-3969

Potter's House — www.transitiontocommunity.com

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