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Dear Friends of Ruth’s Harvest,

We are at the beginning of our 4th annual food drive for Ruth’s Harvest Gettysburg.  Last year the success of the food drive allowed us to not buy food until later in November.  We collected over 3,000 pounds of food doing this.

That said, one of our key partners was unavailable this year to help us distribute bags.  We are looking for individuals who may be willing to put brown paper bags (instructions are already attached) on front porches in various neighborhoods around the GASD.  I have bags organized by neighborhoods with maps and instructions.  Ideally we would like the bags out by this weekend as pickup is the following weekend.  If you can help us, please select a neighborhood on the link below:



Jim Dunlop, RHG president

About Us

Our Mission

Many families in Gettysburg struggle to eat healthy meals and snacks every day. Nearly 50% of all Gettysburg Area School District elementary students are eligible for the federal free and reduced lunch program. Many, but not all of these children don’t have consistent meals available to them on weekends when they are away from the daily breakfasts and lunches provided at school. 

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. 

Volunteer teams gather food weekly, fill backpacks, and the schools provide these to the children on Friday afternoon. After the weekend, children return the empty bags to the school and the process starts over. 

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Ruth's Harvest Gettysburg

PO Box 4771
Gettysburg, PA 17325

98 Lefever St

Gettysburg, PA 17325

(717) 430-0567

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Our Team


  • Jim Dunlop - James Gettys Parent/ St. James Lutheran
  • Kathy Gelner - Christ Lutheran   
  • Bridget Schell - SCCAP   
  • Betsy Wargo - Adams Co Food Policy Council/ Wellspan    
  • Jerry/Elly Cleaver - GPC   
  • Bridget Scholl  - SCCAP    
  • Nancy Herb - Middle School/Gettysburg   
  • Mathew McFarland Lincoln Elementary/ Gettysburg
  • Donna Harrison - James Gettys / Gettysburg
  • Christine Lay - Gettysburg Schools  
  • Julie McGeary - Gettysburg United Methodist   
  • Dave/Cindy Bittinger - Gettysburg United Methodist   
  • Ed/Lynn Trewhella - Gettysburg United Methodist   
  • Lyle Ask - Christ Lutheran 26 Bugle Call Path   
  • Scott Zanger - GPC    
  • Cathy Harner - Community