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Food/ Nutrition/ Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding Resources

Lactation Consultants (hospital)
Harrisburg Hospital: 717-782-5372
Kathy Romberger, RNC, IBCLC
Pat Houck, RN, IBCLC
Ruth Solomon, RN, IBCLC

For breastfeeding classes call, Deanna Diodato, RN IBCLC: 717-782-4776

Hershey Medical Center: 717-531-3754
Barbara Shocker, RN, IBCLC, Carolyn Horst, LPN, IBCLC
For breastfeeding classes, call: 531-6981

Lactation Consultant/Breast Pumps (WIC Program)
Cathy Worthington, IBCLC: 717-236-3656 (Foose School Based Health Clinic)
Breastfeeding pager helpline: 717-782-9934

La Leche League of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
All breastfeeding mothers and mothers-to-be interested in breastfeeding are welcome to come to our meetings or call one of our Leaders for breastfeeding help or information. Babies are always welcome at our meetings.

Meeting Information
Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month at 11:30 a.m. at Pinnacle’s Rehab Hospital, 4900 Londonderry Rd, Harrisburg, PA – Conference room #1 (on the second floor).

Leader Information
La Leche League Leaders are experienced mothers who have breastfed their own babies and who have been trained and accredited by La Leche League International to help mothers and mothers-to-be with all aspects of breastfeeding. They are available by phone whenever you have breastfeeding questions or concerns.

‘ Edyta (717) 230-8023
‘ Stephanie (717) 877-2389
‘ Christine (717) 730-9943
‘ Maureen (717) 540-7700

Food Stamp and Food Pantry Information

Pennsylvania Hunger Action Center
208 North Third Street
Suite 200
Harrisburg, PA 17101
phone: (717) 233-6705
fax: (717) 231-4085

Food Pantry
St. John Lutheran Church
Lancaster, PA
(717) 394-2881

St. John Neumann Food Pantry
Lancaster, PA

St. Johns Lutheran Church
Steelton, PA

St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church
Harrisburg, PA

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Lancaster, PA

Steven’s Emanuel UMC
Harrisburg, PA

Church Pantry
Stop The Violence
Steelton, PA

Tabernacle Baptist Church
Harrisburg, PA


The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children – better known as the WIC Program – serves to safeguard the health of low-income women, infants,&children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating, and referrals to health care.

Local Contact: Frank Maisano, Director
Pennsylvania Department of Health
Division of WIC
Health and Welfare Building, Room 604
P.O. Box 90
Harrisburg, PA 17108-0090

Telephone: (717) 783-1289

Toll-free in-state: 1-800-WIC WINS or 1-800-942-9467

fax: (717) 705-0462