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

Mission: Fighting hunger, improving lives, strengthening communities.

Operating as usual

We’re participating in the Target Circle program! You can vote for us and help direct Target’s giving to benefit our non...
10/22/2020

We’re participating in the Target Circle program! You can vote for us and help direct Target’s giving to benefit our nonprofit and the 200,000 individuals each month who are struggling with hunger. For full program details and restrictions visit Target Circle. target.com/circle

10/21/2020
Meet Melvin & Tina

Hunger isn't selective. Meet Melvin and Tina who share their story with us. (Video shot prior to pandemic.)
#fightinghunger

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UyBfm6ko5Y

No One Should One Hungry. We are better as a community when we join hands and help. (Video taken prior to pandemic.)

"My personal story about giving to the Food Bank is: A few years ago I was going through a difficult divorce, my husband...
10/20/2020
Share Your Story Donor

"My personal story about giving to the Food Bank is: A few years ago I was going through a difficult divorce, my husband refused to give me or our children any money so that we could survive. I know what it means not to have food for yourself or your children. Today there are so many programs to help people in need, especially young Mothers. I was fortunate to be able to go through a program to help me get an education and a good job.
I am just thankful for what I have in my life and would like to share. Thanks so much."

Share your story of giving with us. https://www.centralpafoodbank.org/share-your-story-donor/

SHARE YOUR STORY "I was hungry as a child. As an adult I am blessed by God to be able to do something about it." - Anonymous donor Financial donations help us fulfill our mission of fighting hunger, improving lives, and strengthening communities. Because of your

10/19/2020

Thank you to our final group of sponsors - The Cope Company Salt, Cornerstone Coffeehouse, Hall Foundation, The JDK Group Catering & Events, JEM Realty Group, La Torre Communications, Lehman Motors, McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC, Nature's Harmony- Terri Maclay, PNC - for their support to the Give Hope End Hunger campaign. We could not fulfill our life-sustaining mission without your commitment to the Food Bank and community.

Again, thank you to all of our sponsors for making this campaign a success!

As the winter months approach, you can heat your home while helping your neighbors. Superior Plus Propane and associated...
10/18/2020

As the winter months approach, you can heat your home while helping your neighbors.

Superior Plus Propane and associated brands will offer a $200 credit to consumers and a $25 donation to Feeding America® local food banks in their service area for each new propane account through their Heat with Heart campaign.

Find out more at https://www.propaneoffer.com/. #FightingHunger

10/17/2020
Give Hope. End Hunger. (with captions)

We could not do the work we do without the help our of many partners.

Thank you to Capital BlueCross, Highmark Blue Shield and Penn State Hershey, M&T Bank, Nationwide, Roof Advisory Group, a division of Fort Pitt Capital Group LLC, Jeffrey and Susan Roof, UGI Utilities, Inc., Wilsbach Distributors, Inc./ Sourbeer Family for their generous support of our Give Hope End Hunger campaign.

#FightngHunger #BetterTogether

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lg3V3cmVT_k&t=13s

Together we will make sure no one goes hungry during these times and beyond. Thank you for joining the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank in the fight against hu...

As dairy farmers, Sheila and her husband have been majorly affected by the coronavirus. “It’s hurting us so bad that we ...
10/16/2020

As dairy farmers, Sheila and her husband have been majorly affected by the coronavirus. “It’s hurting us so bad that we don’t even know if we’re going to be able to continue. We don’t know if we’re going to be able to hang on. This is our only source of income.”

Despite the setbacks Sheila and her husband have experienced due to the pandemic, they are incredibly thankful for the food pantry in their town and the service that they provide to the community. “It’s been helpful for my husband and I a whole lot as we are barely hanging on, financially and emotionally!” Sheila explains. “I know that I can come here, and I will have food on my table for another night.”

Sheila says that she is so thankful for the Food Bank. “I’m grateful for it. A lot of people would go hungry. My family would go hungry.”

Hunger can be scary, but we are #HereToHelp. If you need help, find one of our partner agencies near you by visiting https://www.centralpafoodbank.org/find-help/find-food/

Partners like the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation understand the importance of making sure that kids have acces...
10/15/2020

Partners like the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation understand the importance of making sure that kids have access to healthy meals. Through their Sunbury Area Community Foundation, we recently received a $6,000 grant to support our youth programs in Sunbury, PA and surrounding areas. We are so grateful for their support. Learn more at https://www.centralpafoodbank.org/sacfgrant/ #bettertogether

Through service, we come together to tackle tough challenges, create change, and build stronger, more vibrant communitie...
10/15/2020

Through service, we come together to tackle tough challenges, create change, and build stronger, more vibrant communities. For Brenda, volunteering has become a staple for her and her family for the past 15 years. Even the pandemic couldn’t keep her and her family away from helping others

“From the beginning, it has always humbled me to realize that the food that is so easily available to me, is not a given in many households. Spending a few hours packing boxes filled with food requires so little from me but coupled together with the Food Bank and many other volunteers, makes a huge difference. Volunteering anywhere is a wonderful way to realize all you have and to assist others.”

Last year volunteers donated 91,000 hours in support of our mission. #VolunteersRock #volunteering

Thank you to Centric Bank, Geisinger, Lois Lehrman Grass, Turner Chevrolet, and UPMC  for their generous support of our ...
10/14/2020

Thank you to Centric Bank, Geisinger, Lois Lehrman Grass, Turner Chevrolet, and UPMC for their generous support of our Give Hope End Hunger campaign. These donors have been leaders in supporting this special initiative and helping the Food Bank meet the increased demand by providing Crisis Response Meal Boxes to our neighbors in need. Neighbors who are needing help for the first time.

“I never asked for help before. I never needed help before. I had no idea this was available but I am so thankful for the help.”

Amazon Prime Day is here (Oct. 13 &14). Don't forget to select the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank when shopping where do...
10/13/2020

Amazon Prime Day is here (Oct. 13 &14). Don't forget to select the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank when shopping where donations will help families that have been impacted by the pandemic, families like Chris's.

"My wife and I both were diagnosed with COVID. We couldn't work for several weeks until we were safe to come back. We are still playing catch up on our bills."

This just in....
10/12/2020

This just in....

We’re happy to report that the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced on Friday they will be extending child nutrition waivers until the end of the academic year (June 30, 2021). This is a huge win for our network and the many children facing hunger each day – and it would not be possible without your help. #NationalSchoolLunchWeek #NSLW

Thank you to our wonderful volunteers, donors, partners and staff who have been working so hard to make sure all our nei...
10/11/2020

Thank you to our wonderful volunteers, donors, partners and staff who have been working so hard to make sure all our neighbors have access to nutritious food. YOU help make a difference and touch so many lives.
#fightinghunger #bettertogether
(Numbers are from March to September 30.)

Thank you to Lycoming County dairy princess Katelyn Taylor, who recently donated $500 to the Food Bank from the sale of ...
10/10/2020

Thank you to Lycoming County dairy princess Katelyn Taylor, who recently donated $500 to the Food Bank from the sale of her cookbook, that is compilation of dairy-based recipes.

For every $1 in profit, will help provide eight servings of milk through Fill a Glass With Hope campaign.

“It’s neat that for every cookbook sold, 72 glasses of milk is being provided to a food bank, per book. I think that’s pretty amazing,” Taylor said.

#FightingHunger

10/09/2020
World Food Programme

Congratulations, World Food Programme! Thank you for all you do to bring food to those who face hunger all across the world. A truly deserved honor! #NobelPeacePrize

WFP is deeply humbled to receive the 2020 #NobelPeacePrize from Nobel Prize.

This is in recognition of the work of WFP staff who put their lives on the line every day to bring food and assistance to more than 100 million hungry children, women and men across the world.

This is also a powerful reminder to the world that peace and #ZeroHunger go hand-in-hand. 🌎🕊️ https://lnkd.in/dpruT2b

Thank you to The GIANT Company for supporting the Give Hope End Hunger campaign as our Food Sponsor. GIANT is one of the...
10/09/2020

Thank you to The GIANT Company for supporting the Give Hope End Hunger campaign as our Food Sponsor. GIANT is one of the Food Bank’s longest and most generous supporters. They have been with us from the beginning of the pandemic with food, volunteers and financial support from the company and their customers.

Thank you GIANT!

Freda is retired after a lifetime of work and is a cancer survivor. While she receives retirement benefits as well as SN...
10/08/2020

Freda is retired after a lifetime of work and is a cancer survivor. While she receives retirement benefits as well as SNAP benefits, it is not enough. Her SNAP benefits do not last long – she estimates around one to two weeks. And if she tries to buy healthy foods like produce and fish, SNAP benefits don’t even last that long.

The Juniata Food Pantry and the fact that it is a choice pantry is a life-saver. As a cancer survivor, access to healthy foods is incredibly important. Freda loves the produce she is able to get at the food pantry because healthy foods just cost so much more than other food at the grocery store.

“I am just so grateful for a helping hand.”

Asking for help isn't easy, but helping can be. Reach out to our helpline at 1.877.999.5964 and a member of our staff will help you find a local partner in your community and assist you in applying for SNAP benefits if necessary.

#HeretoHelp
#FightingHunger

Thank you to Members 1st Federal Credit Union  for supporting the Food Bank and our Give Hope End Hunger Campaign as our...
10/07/2020

Thank you to Members 1st Federal Credit Union for supporting the Food Bank and our Give Hope End Hunger Campaign as our Presenting Sponsor. Members 1st has been a long-time financial supporter of the Food Bank and their staff have been regular volunteers.

Thanks to generous sponsors like Members 1st we were able to raise $225,000, which will help provide 15,000 Crisis Response Food Boxes to our neighbors in need.

Over the next couple of days we will thank some of our other sponsors who made this campaign a success!

Tasha, a former foster child, knows how asking for help can be hard. When schools closed, she found the help she needed ...
10/06/2020

Tasha, a former foster child, knows how asking for help can be hard. When schools closed, she found the help she needed for her and her daughter by coming to one of our partners for their continued lunch program. But she also helps her friend, who is a single mother who lost her job when COVID-19 hit. “I have a friend who doesn’t drive, so they can’t even access this program. So, I come, pick it up and deliver it to them.”

Asking for help isn’t easy, but helping can be. Make a donation, volunteer your time or tell your elected officials why you care about ending hunger in our area. Together, we can give hope and end hunger, one helping at a time.

#FightingHunger #BetterTogether

Not only do our friends at GIANT support our mission through life-changing match donations, but they also give their tim...
10/05/2020

Not only do our friends at GIANT support our mission through life-changing match donations, but they also give their time and volunteer with us each month.

Meet Trudy. For over 10 years Trudy has been responsible for coordinating Giant's Associates Monthly Food Bank Volunteer Program. The program has grown over the past years that there is never a signup sheet unanswered, especially when asked to volunteer at the Food Bank. “Being responsible for coordinating Giant’s Volunteer Program that will volunteer at the Food Bank and seeing all the names of volunteers who sign up month after month makes me feel so good about the people I work with and the culture Giant represents.”

Even when the pandemic hit, the call to volunteer was answered. “Everyone has stepped up and volunteered more often and the willingness to help warms my heart.”

Volunteers are the heart of our mission. We thank each and every one of you for all that you have done during this time and throughout the year. #volunteers #fightingHunger #BetterTogether

The AmazonSmile Foundation recently surpassed $200 million in donations to charities worldwide with $2,600 benefiting th...
10/04/2020

The AmazonSmile Foundation recently surpassed $200 million in donations to charities worldwide with $2,600 benefiting the Food Bank! With the holidays coming up, please continue to go to smile.amazon.com when shopping Amazon.com and select the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank as your charity of choice. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases.

#EveryDollarCounts #FightingHunger

This past week our partner HANNA Education Foundation didn't let the rain get in their in way as they served 140 familie...
10/03/2020

This past week our partner HANNA Education Foundation didn't let the rain get in their in way as they served 140 families.

The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank and all our local partner food pantries and soup kitchens have not let up on our life-sustaining mission. Reliable food assistance has been a glimmer of hope for thousands of families in the face of fear and uncertainty.

Thank you to all our partners who are making sure no one goes hungry. #BetterTogether #FightingHunger

A Bag of Apples Today, Keeps Hunger Away! Buy a bag of apples for just $2.99 at your local Food Lion to support the Food...
10/02/2020

A Bag of Apples Today, Keeps Hunger Away!

Buy a bag of apples for just $2.99 at your local Food Lion to support the Food Lion Feeds Apple Bag Campaign now through October 6. Funds will help Central Pennsylvania Food Bank fight senior hunger.

#FightingHunger #BetterTogether

10/01/2020
Give Hope. End Hunger. (with captions)

Together we will make sure no one goes hungry during these times and beyond. Thank you for joining the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank during #HungerActionMonth (September). Let's continue taking action to end hunger as we know hunger goes beyond just a month. #FigtingHunger #BetterTogether

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lg3V3cmVT_k

Together we will make sure no one goes hungry during these times and beyond. Thank you for joining the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank in the fight against hu...

We truly appreciate these wonderful gifts from UnitedHealthcare Empowering Health.  The gifts are being used to support ...
09/30/2020
Newsroom - Grant helps Pennsylvania food bank support community during pandemic

We truly appreciate these wonderful gifts from UnitedHealthcare Empowering Health. The gifts are being used to support our Health Innovations work and aid in our response to the COVID-19 crisis. We couldn't do the work we do without wonderful partners like UHC. #BetterTogether

The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank is providing free crisis food response boxes to those impacted by the pandemic, thanks to a grant from UnitedHealthcare.

09/30/2020
Hunger Action Month - 2020 Hunger Heroes

Hundreds of individuals and organizations are working hard across our 27 counties to end hunger in their communities. The #HungerHeroStories we brought you this past month are a just a few of the inspiring examples of what we see every day.

As #HungerActionMonth comes to a close, we once again thank our 2020 Hunger Heroes for the work they have done and for what they accomplished. However, every one who works to feed their neighbor in need through our entire network of partner agencies, advocates, donors, volunteers, staff and more are all heroes in our eyes. We are all truly, #bettertogether

https://youtu.be/9-Izgzup4O8

Meet our 2020 Hunger Heroes, individuals and organizations that are committed to fighting hunger in their communities and stepped up to the challenges presen...

WGAL News Channel 8 Susquehanna Valley, Pa. has extended their Feeding Families campaign through tomorrow, September 30....
09/29/2020

WGAL News Channel 8 Susquehanna Valley, Pa. has extended their Feeding Families campaign through tomorrow, September 30. Help us end #HungerActionMonth on a high note! Our friends at GIANT are matching donations, dollar for dollar, up to $100,000! As of this morning, we had raised just over $53,000 to feed families in need in our communities. Help us reach our goal by making a donation at www.centralpafoodbank.org/wgal8. #Wgal8FeedingFamilies #BetterTogether

09/29/2020
Hunger Hero Stories: FedEx Freight

#HungerHeroStories

At the beginning of the pandemic, FedEx Freight stepped up to immediately help us move crisis response boxes at no cost. They donated at least 2 drivers and their tractor trailers to the Food Bank each day for almost two months; moved well over 100 tractor trailer loads of product for us across the state; and moved countless loads of product between our Healthy Food Hub and our central packing facility. They were instrumental in allowing us to ramp up our efforts and we absolutely could not have met the need in the first two months of the crisis without their help. They delivered more than 13 million pounds of food for us, which equates to 11 million meals for those who need it most.

“For FedEx, it was a pretty easy option [to help],” said Matt Suter, Assistant Center Manager, FedEx Freight, Middletown. “We thought ‘how can we make the biggest impact with everything going on?’” We automatically thought of the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank…we had worked with them before and wanted to stay close to our local community and give the best helping hand that we could.”
#HungerActionMonth
https://youtu.be/gOFv_tsHD-0

#HungerHeroStories At the beginning of the pandemic, FedEx Freight stepped up to immediately help us move crisis response boxes at no cost. They donated at l...

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Two Locations, One Mission: 3908 Corey Road In Harrisburg, PA And 3301 Wahoo Drive In Williamsport, PA
Harrisburg, PA
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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 .
Again, thanks Kirsten for making a volunteer feel welcome. This is the best thing I've ever done. - David Smith
Thanks "Red" for making a volunteer feel welcome. This is the best thing I've ever done. - David Smith
Thanks for the great volunteer opportunity. You guys really roll out the welcome mat to your volunteers.
No one should ever go hungry in America. More administration cuts will create MORE hungry Americans and desperate immigrants. Central Pennsylvania Food Bank is making a fantastic effort to feed people in Central Pa. They always need financial support. Do your part and become a monthly donor.
No one should ever go hungry in our country. The Central Pa.Food Bank is a great organization that meets a very important need.
I’m guessing the trucks are still delivering today? 3/2/18