Community Initiatives

Caring Closet

The Neighborhood Center offers a Community Caring Closet, which consist of gently used clothing, shoes, books, and accessories. The caring closet is open to the community and for donation drop off Monday- Wednesday-Friday from 9am-2pm.

See the Future (Low-cost eye glasses) 

Low cost eye glasses are available for families in need. All families must have  prescription. Payment for glasses must be paid prior to ordering. For additional information or to schedule an appointment please contact the Neighborhood Center at 717-233-6541.

Fresh Express Program 

Every Tuesday  from 12:30pm-3pm, the Neighborhood Center partners with the Central PA Food Bank and serves as a community food distribution site.

The Food Bank receives millions of pounds of fresh produce and dairy products from both local and national donors.

Families in need of food can come to the Neighborhood Center on Tuesday’s to register. Registration stats at 12:30pm and ends at 1:30pm, please bring a state issues ID.

Elder share/Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)

Through the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), income-eligible seniors can receive much-needed supplemental food packages (boxes) on a monthly basis.

ElderShare is a monthly supplemental food program of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Food for ElderShare is provided by the USDA Department of Food and Nutrition Service. ElderShare food packages do not provide a complete diet, but rather are good sources of the nutrients typically lacking in the diets of lower income seniors. For additional information please contact the Neighborhood Center at 717-233-6541.

Game Night

Weekly games nights are held at the Neighborhood Center every Tuesday from 6:30pm-8pm for students ages 6-13.  All students are required to sign in and actively participate in weekly games. In addition to group games the students participate in a 20 minute life skills lesson and are served a family styled meal.  If interested in donating or volunteering please contact: Quetrina Sims-Shelton