Who is Solanco Neighborhood Ministries?

Our Mission: Engaging Families. Meeting Needs. Giving Hope.

Our Vision: to provide a support network, promote personal and spiritual growth, increase self-sufficiency, and break the cycle of poverty within our Solanco community.

Solanco Neighborhood Ministries is a non-profit, non-government, faith-based organization that helps meet the practical, spiritual, and relational needs of individuals and families in Southern Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

We are 100% funded through donations and 100% of donations stay in Southern Lancaster County, PA. Our donations come from churches, individuals, area businesses, and local organizations, and all financial donations to Solanco Neighborhood Ministries are tax deductible.

Area churches are an integral part of S.N.M., which was founded by the Solanco Pastor’s Fellowship. Generous support from the churches, as well as individuals and organizations, allow us to continue (and expand) programs and services in Solanco.

2018 Donation Beneficiaries…

285 Children in SWEEP Program
600 Food Orders for over 1000 individuals
137 New Families Helped by SNM
Heating Assistance for 80 Families
125 Backpacks Distributed to Students

Solanco Food Bank

Our local community provides for those in need

Emergency Food Bank

We strive to meet the needs of individuals and families in times of crisis, and help them get back on their feet. Individuals can use the food bank when in a crisis situation or once every 3 months, if the situation has not resolved.

Student WeekEnd Eating Program


For Students in Grades K-6

SWEEP is for students in grades K-6 who are eligible for the free breakfast / lunch program at a Solanco Elementary or Middle School. For more information, call the Guidance Office at your child’s school.

Heating Assistance

We will match a personal heating payment up to $350*

We offer a limited matching grant to qualified individuals

We will match one time, up to $350 what individuals put towards their own heating expenses (oil, propane, etc.). We do not match outside assistance (i.e. LIHEAP funds).

Crisis / Emergency Services

We network with local churches and organizations.

Referral Service / Church Connections

At times, we have financial resources available beyond food and heating assistance, so if you have a crisis or emergency that falls outside of these programs, still give us a call. We may be able to help!

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