Anchor Lancaster



To be a good neighbor by providing a hot breakfast and warm showers every weekday while aiding with other essential needs. 



To love, serving God and our neighbors in practical, concrete ways, remembering the words of Jesus, “I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me” (Matthew 25:35).


To offer a welcoming, safe environment, receiving guests with dignity, respect and compassion.  We will regard our guests as persons of sacred worth, reflecting the image of God.

  • Breakfast Inside is Back!!

    We are excited to welcome our guests back into the building for breakfast.  Guests are able to come to the doors at Walnut Street and will be guided to the gym for breakfast.  It is exciting that after almost two years of Covid, we are able to serve our guests with a place to sit and enjoy breakfast. Breakfast is served 8:30 am - 9:45 am.

  • Showers

    Free Showers are provided for our unsheltered neighbors every weekday.  

    Shower supplies are provided.  Neighbors sign up for a time period with Guest Service employees.  Shower time begins at 7 am until 8 am.  Then we pause for breakfast.  Showers reopen at 8:30 am until there is no line.

  • Lancaster County Magazine Survey - VOTE for Anchor Lancaster

    It's time to vote for the Best of Lancaster County! Last year, Anchor Lancaster was Voted #1 Non-Profit. With your vote, we can stay #1!

    Use this link to go to Lancaster County Magazine survey, scroll to Section #132 and vote for Anchor Lancaster! It's easy!

    Cast your vote today for Anchor Lancaster and all your other favorites! The survey only takes a few minutes to complete. Thanks for your vote!!!

    The deadline is Monday, June 13th.


    Thank you for donating and helping us feed our guests.

    Click here if you would like to donate now.

  • Snail Mail

    If you prefer to write a check and send through snail mail. 

    Make check payable to: Anchor Lancaster.  Send to:

    Anchor Lancaster

    29 East Walnut Street  Lancaster PA 17602

  • Offering showers every weekday morning is quickly depleting our supplies. 

    Please check out our wish list on Amazon and help us restock.  Click Here.

    Thank you for your support as we support our neighbors.

    Here every weekday morning!  We are an Anchor in Lancaster City!

  • Servants Blend Coffee for sale at local shop

    Our servant's blend coffee is for sale at a local store.  If you can not make it to Lancaster for coffee, stop by Stock Swap Furniture Consignment and pick some up.  If your business would like to sell coffee for Anchor Lancaster, contact Patty Eastep.

    They are located at : 375 Highland Drive Mountville Pa 17554.

    $10 per bag and 100% profit goes to Anchor Lancaster.

  • Amazon Smile

    Amazon will donate .5% of the price of eligible Amazon Smile purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers.  Register to give your donations to Anchor Lancaster.  Click here.

Mission Statement

To be a good neighbor by providing a hot breakfast and warm showers every weekday while aiding with other essential needs. 


A free breakfast is served from 8:30 a.m. until  9:45 a.m. each weekday, 52 weeks a year,  everyone and anyone may come to eat.  A nutritious menu of hot, protein filled food items, juice, milk, cereal, toast, fruit and coffee are served every day.  Showers for unsheltered are also provided.