Central Pennsylvania Food Bank

Central Pennsylvania Food Bank Fighting hunger, improving lives, strengthening communities. The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to reduce hunger in 27 counties across Pennsylvania.
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By working with more than 1,400 partner agencies, the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank serves more than 135,000 individuals every month. Counties served: Adams, Bedford, Blair, Bradford, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Columbia, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lycoming, Mifflin, Montour, Northumberland, Perry, Potter, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga, Union and York

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On a hot summer day, the last place you want to be is in a kitchen. Unless you are making yogurt pops! Try this #easyrec...
06/26/2021
Nourish PA for Kids: Yogurt Pops | Easy Recipes for Kids

On a hot summer day, the last place you want to be is in a kitchen. Unless you are making yogurt pops! Try this #easyrecipe from PA Eats. It will be a great treat for the upcoming 4th of July holiday. The recipe is part of their new Nourish PA for Kids series which provides easy recipes kids can make at home without needing to use the stove, oven, or knives.

Visit https://www.paeats.com/recipe/nourish-pa-for-kids-yogurt-pops/

You won't need to run out to the ice cream truck when you've got these healthy, fruit-flavored yogurt pops in the freezer.

Make tonight a pizza night 🍕! Thanks to Papa John's Pizza Central PA, when you use code PAFOOD at papajohns.com you'll g...
06/25/2021

Make tonight a pizza night 🍕! Thanks to Papa John's Pizza Central PA, when you use code PAFOOD at papajohns.com you'll get 30% off regular menu prices, and 10% of the discounted purchase price will be donated to support the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank.* It's a delicious win/win! #FightingHunger #BetterTogether

*Valid only at participating locations

Make tonight a pizza night 🍕! Thanks to Papa John's Pizza Central PA, when you use code PAFOOD at papajohns.com you'll get 30% off regular menu prices, and 10% of the discounted purchase price will be donated to support the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank.* It's a delicious win/win! #FightingHunger #BetterTogether

*Valid only at participating locations

Lauryn, a Lycoming College senior and “Food in America” class member, knows how vital it is to help people in need. In 2...
06/24/2021

Lauryn, a Lycoming College senior and “Food in America” class member, knows how vital it is to help people in need. In 2011, her family lost their house in a flood and needed community assistance. She still remembers those who got her family back on their feet and is excited to offer that hand-up to someone else.

“It’s so important to help people whenever you can. Even if it's something as simple as giving the only free time that you have. Just making sure you do something.”

#ThankYou to all our #volunteers who are doing something to end hunger in our community. This past year volunteers donated more than 91,000 hours in support of our mission.

Lauryn, a Lycoming College senior and “Food in America” class member, knows how vital it is to help people in need. In 2011, her family lost their house in a flood and needed community assistance. She still remembers those who got her family back on their feet and is excited to offer that hand-up to someone else.

“It’s so important to help people whenever you can. Even if it's something as simple as giving the only free time that you have. Just making sure you do something.”

#ThankYou to all our #volunteers who are doing something to end hunger in our community. This past year volunteers donated more than 91,000 hours in support of our mission.

Our Board Member and Director of Community Relations for the Harrisburg Bureau of Police, Blake Lynch, made the cover of...
06/23/2021
Harrisburg Magazine June 2021

Our Board Member and Director of Community Relations for the Harrisburg Bureau of Police, Blake Lynch, made the cover of the June 2021 issue of Harrisburg Magazine. Read all about his work in the community and the help he gave us in distributing 838,000 meals 🍎 🧀 🥦 to more than 22,000 families in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania during the pandemic.

https://bit.ly/3pGRcQY

Harrisburg Magazine's June 2021Issue.

All she wanted to do was plant a garden. Saundra had planned to plant a garden for her family to give them fresh, health...
06/22/2021

All she wanted to do was plant a garden. Saundra had planned to plant a garden for her family to give them fresh, healthy produce. However, they weren’t allowed to plant at their rental. “We intended to plant a garden to get us through the whole year, right down to canning tomatoes. This way, if this [COVID-19] were to happen again, we’re not in this situation… we wouldn’t have to worry about food.”

With no garden, having access to fresh produce seemed impossible, since the fresh fruits🍎 and vegetables 🥦 at the store are expensive. “You can buy canned goods for a dollar or fresh fruit for four dollars a pound. Four dollars a pound feeds my family one meal,” Saundra says.

When Saundra’s friend told her about the Food Bank, she was so excited to learn that she would be able to get fresh, healthy foods to feed her family during this time. “It feeds the kids. It feeds all of us,” she smiles.

In a time where food insecurity is a real concern, having healthy food options to give to your family is incredibly important. Thanks to the Food Bank, families like Saundra’s can get fresh fruits and vegetables to help keep them healthy and thriving.

All she wanted to do was plant a garden. Saundra had planned to plant a garden for her family to give them fresh, healthy produce. However, they weren’t allowed to plant at their rental. “We intended to plant a garden to get us through the whole year, right down to canning tomatoes. This way, if this [COVID-19] were to happen again, we’re not in this situation… we wouldn’t have to worry about food.”

With no garden, having access to fresh produce seemed impossible, since the fresh fruits🍎 and vegetables 🥦 at the store are expensive. “You can buy canned goods for a dollar or fresh fruit for four dollars a pound. Four dollars a pound feeds my family one meal,” Saundra says.

When Saundra’s friend told her about the Food Bank, she was so excited to learn that she would be able to get fresh, healthy foods to feed her family during this time. “It feeds the kids. It feeds all of us,” she smiles.

In a time where food insecurity is a real concern, having healthy food options to give to your family is incredibly important. Thanks to the Food Bank, families like Saundra’s can get fresh fruits and vegetables to help keep them healthy and thriving.

Support us on Prime Day(s), June 21 & 22.#AmazonSmile, a separate portal from Amazon's main site, offers the same items,...
06/21/2021

Support us on Prime Day(s), June 21 & 22.

#AmazonSmile, a separate portal from Amazon's main site, offers the same items, prices, and benefits as Amazon.com, but with one distinct difference. When you shop on AmazonSmile, the retailer's Foundation contributes 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charity of your choice - pick us!

There is no cost to charities or customers, and 100% of the donation generated from eligible purchases goes to the consumer's charity of choice.

Make a difference while you shop smile.amazon.com
#PrimeDay #BetterTogether

Support us on Prime Day(s), June 21 & 22.

#AmazonSmile, a separate portal from Amazon's main site, offers the same items, prices, and benefits as Amazon.com, but with one distinct difference. When you shop on AmazonSmile, the retailer's Foundation contributes 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charity of your choice - pick us!

There is no cost to charities or customers, and 100% of the donation generated from eligible purchases goes to the consumer's charity of choice.

Make a difference while you shop smile.amazon.com
#PrimeDay #BetterTogether

Charles, a veteran who holds two bachelor's degrees and a master’s degree, underwent heart surgery and has strokes regul...
06/20/2021

Charles, a veteran who holds two bachelor's degrees and a master’s degree, underwent heart surgery and has strokes regularly. His wife worked for a long time at a local university and had to stop working after the last stroke to take care of Charles and their four grandchildren who are in their custody.

"Some days it’s harder than others to keep moving forward. We struggle financially and I struggle with my health. But I do it for my kids. I worry every day that I won't be here to help support my family."

Charles and his family found relief by visiting the food pantry at their local church, allowing them to worry less about having healthy food🍎 on their table.

To all the dads who are facing hard times and making difficult sacrifices for your families- we're here for you.

Help make sure no dad has to worry about feeding their kids this #FathersDay. https://bit.ly/35gcvzw

Charles, a veteran who holds two bachelor's degrees and a master’s degree, underwent heart surgery and has strokes regularly. His wife worked for a long time at a local university and had to stop working after the last stroke to take care of Charles and their four grandchildren who are in their custody.

"Some days it’s harder than others to keep moving forward. We struggle financially and I struggle with my health. But I do it for my kids. I worry every day that I won't be here to help support my family."

Charles and his family found relief by visiting the food pantry at their local church, allowing them to worry less about having healthy food🍎 on their table.

To all the dads who are facing hard times and making difficult sacrifices for your families- we're here for you.

Help make sure no dad has to worry about feeding their kids this #FathersDay. https://bit.ly/35gcvzw

"It takes a deep commitment to change and an even deeper commitment to grow." - Ralph EllisonToday marks #Juneteenth, sh...
06/19/2021

"It takes a deep commitment to change and an even deeper commitment to grow." - Ralph Ellison

Today marks #Juneteenth, short for June 19th, a day to acknowledge + celebrate the freedom of enslaved people in America.

Juneteenth is not the day that enslaved people were freed, or the day that slavery ended. It marks the day when enslaved Texans found out they had been free... for over two years. There were approximately 250,000 people held in slavery in Texas.

To read more on Juneteenth from one of our fellow Food Banks, please go to:
https://www.oregonfoodbank.org/juneteenth/

More resources:
https://nmaahc.si.edu/blog-post/historical-legacy-juneteenth
https://www.juneteenth.com/
https://www.pbs.org/wnet/african-americans-many-rivers-to-cross/history/what-is-juneteenth/

#HappyJuneteenthDay

"It takes a deep commitment to change and an even deeper commitment to grow." - Ralph Ellison

Today marks #Juneteenth, short for June 19th, a day to acknowledge + celebrate the freedom of enslaved people in America.

Juneteenth is not the day that enslaved people were freed, or the day that slavery ended. It marks the day when enslaved Texans found out they had been free... for over two years. There were approximately 250,000 people held in slavery in Texas.

To read more on Juneteenth from one of our fellow Food Banks, please go to:
https://www.oregonfoodbank.org/juneteenth/

More resources:
https://nmaahc.si.edu/blog-post/historical-legacy-juneteenth
https://www.juneteenth.com/
https://www.pbs.org/wnet/african-americans-many-rivers-to-cross/history/what-is-juneteenth/

#HappyJuneteenthDay

Miles is a father to a 14-year old boy and is grateful to the Northern Dauphin Food Pantry (a partner agency of the Food...
06/18/2021

Miles is a father to a 14-year old boy and is grateful to the Northern Dauphin Food Pantry (a partner agency of the Food Bank) not only for helping to put healthy food on his table, but for teaching him how to shop and cook with these items.

"I didn't really know how to shop. I would go to the store pick out items as I go down the aisle. Just scooping. The Food Bank made me a proud parent and father."

Because of the helping hand Miles received, he wanted to help out parents by starting an after-school program called We Are One. The program provides healthy food items as well as homework help to children in the community.

This #FathersDay, let's continue to help fathers like Miles get the healthy food they need to feed their children. #FightingHunger #FathersDay #BetterTogether

Miles is a father to a 14-year old boy and is grateful to the Northern Dauphin Food Pantry (a partner agency of the Food Bank) not only for helping to put healthy food on his table, but for teaching him how to shop and cook with these items.

"I didn't really know how to shop. I would go to the store pick out items as I go down the aisle. Just scooping. The Food Bank made me a proud parent and father."

Because of the helping hand Miles received, he wanted to help out parents by starting an after-school program called We Are One. The program provides healthy food items as well as homework help to children in the community.

This #FathersDay, let's continue to help fathers like Miles get the healthy food they need to feed their children. #FightingHunger #FathersDay #BetterTogether

Meet Jim Adams. Jim has been on the Food Bank's Board of Directors since January 2019, representing the agriculture sect...
06/17/2021

Meet Jim Adams. Jim has been on the Food Bank's Board of Directors since January 2019, representing the agriculture sector and bringing knowledge of the food chain to conversations and issues. In 2020, he was asked to chair the Advocacy Committee.

"My working career involved providing feed to animals that produced nutritious animal products, such as eggs, chicken and pork. Those products were sold through normal food chain systems. When I retired, I wanted to connect with an organization that helped provide food to people who were less food independent."

Jim and his management team first got involved with the Food Bank through volunteerism, packing healthy meal boxes.

"This was the type of organization I wanted to be a part of."

While in college, Jim and his family survived on the GI Bill funding and utilized the WIC program for their children, a program that emphasized eating nutritious food.

Jim's personal and professional experience allows him to be a voice for strong nutrition assistance programs and public policy that does not put undue burdens on people with economic struggles. These programs are also essential to a future where no one goes hungry.

Thank you, Jim, for joining us in the fight to end hunger. #BetterTogether

Meet Jim Adams. Jim has been on the Food Bank's Board of Directors since January 2019, representing the agriculture sector and bringing knowledge of the food chain to conversations and issues. In 2020, he was asked to chair the Advocacy Committee.

"My working career involved providing feed to animals that produced nutritious animal products, such as eggs, chicken and pork. Those products were sold through normal food chain systems. When I retired, I wanted to connect with an organization that helped provide food to people who were less food independent."

Jim and his management team first got involved with the Food Bank through volunteerism, packing healthy meal boxes.

"This was the type of organization I wanted to be a part of."

While in college, Jim and his family survived on the GI Bill funding and utilized the WIC program for their children, a program that emphasized eating nutritious food.

Jim's personal and professional experience allows him to be a voice for strong nutrition assistance programs and public policy that does not put undue burdens on people with economic struggles. These programs are also essential to a future where no one goes hungry.

Thank you, Jim, for joining us in the fight to end hunger. #BetterTogether

Floreveta and Gaelia are neighbors who carpooled to the food pantry. Today, they were really excited about the fresh cor...
06/16/2021

Floreveta and Gaelia are neighbors who carpooled to the food pantry. Today, they were really excited about the fresh corn 🌽 that was available as well as the flowers🌻.

The food pantry means so much to their families. “It helps us and our children," said Floreveta. "It’s really fresh food, like the corn that came from the farm. It is nice to be able to make a nice, healthy meal for our families.”

One in seven central Pennsylvania children are at risk of hunger. Nutritious food is the one essential item all children need to learn and grow. Hunger makes it nearly impossible to do both.

Thank you to our local farm🚜 partnerships throughout our 27 counties who donate thousands of pounds of healthy, nutritious produce.

Floreveta and Gaelia are neighbors who carpooled to the food pantry. Today, they were really excited about the fresh corn 🌽 that was available as well as the flowers🌻.

The food pantry means so much to their families. “It helps us and our children," said Floreveta. "It’s really fresh food, like the corn that came from the farm. It is nice to be able to make a nice, healthy meal for our families.”

One in seven central Pennsylvania children are at risk of hunger. Nutritious food is the one essential item all children need to learn and grow. Hunger makes it nearly impossible to do both.

Thank you to our local farm🚜 partnerships throughout our 27 counties who donate thousands of pounds of healthy, nutritious produce.

06/15/2021
Patients Are Waiting

We are proud to partner with organizations such as Patients R Waiting, who are working to improve vaccine access in our communities. #BetterTogether

“It’s been very important to us to serve the mission of the Food Bank,” said Travis Woodyard of Helping with Pride.  “No...
06/14/2021
Hunger Hero Stories: Helping with Pride

“It’s been very important to us to serve the mission of the Food Bank,” said Travis Woodyard of Helping with Pride. “Nobody should have to go hungry. Everybody should be able to know where their food is coming from and it helps our community knowing we are making a difference.”

Helping with Pride, a LGBTQ community service organization in Harrisburg, has been volunteering at the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank once a month for nearly 5 years. When the pandemic began in March 2020, their group immediately stepped up and began weekly volunteer shifts, which continue today. Over that time period, they have helped us pack thousands of crisis response and recovery boxes for those in need in our communities. In Sept. 2020, we honored Helping with Pride with one of our Hunger Hero awards. Learn more at https://bit.ly/3phxZoV. We're wishing the LGBTQ community a happy #Pride month, and are thankful for the work of community leaders, partners and volunteers making a difference for our neighbors facing hunger. 🌈

#HungerHeroStoriesHelping with Pride is a LGBT community service organization in Harrisburg that has been volunteering at the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank ...

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Grateful to the Central PA Food Bank for providing senior food boxes! Their staff member, Barb, was instrumental in helping me during this critical time of the pandemic.
I thought this was helpful and thought others may find it informative too. Thanks for all you do!
First tree purchased in 2020!!!!!! Introducing the transformation to "Red Platinum"!!!!!
Community is caring for all of our neighbors ! That is why we support the Central PA Food Bank !!
How does someone get food at the food bank?
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Please consider donating to the PA Food Bank since so many kids and families will go without food during these tough times.
Always there for those in need
To start with , I love the Central Pa food bank, they are a great asset to out food pantry and very nice to deal with. but I was a little disappointed with communications today. I was told if there was a cancelation or delay it would be on the web page. NOT SO. We were to expect a truck between 10:50 and 11:20. Called at 11:15 and was told that they were 1 1/2 hr. behind. Not on the web page. Waited until 12:50 called. Eileen went out of her way to find out what was going on. The truck was stuck on Rt. 80 and did not know for how long. In this age of cell phones there is no excuse for not communicating a problem. We can deal with a lot of scenarios if we only know what is going on. We finally left to go home home to wait for a phone call. Thank you Eileen for being so helpful. I only hope that if it snows again there is better communication .