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.

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Around the holidays, grocery lists can pile up. Between purchasing the turkey, potatoes and vegetables, the bills can be...
12/06/2020

Around the holidays, grocery lists can pile up. Between purchasing the turkey, potatoes and vegetables, the bills can become insurmountable. Thanks to the food provided by the Food Bank and our partner agencies, thousands of seniors, families, children and veterans will have access to a healthy variety of foods this holiday season.

For John, variety is the spice of life for his family at the holiday time. “Everybody in my family likes to eat ham and stuff, but I just love turkey,” John smiles. “Give me all the turkey! Everybody can have everything else.”

In this season of giving thanks, help give our neighbors something to be thankful for by donating, volunteering or advocating for the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank and the families they feed. #GivingBack #bettertogether #fightinghunger

How can you help families struggling with food insecurity? #SolveIt Based on your votes, Westfield Insurance  is offerin...
12/05/2020
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SNAP UPDATE. ALL December SNAP benefits will be loaded to EBT cards by Dec. 11 in a one-time payment for the whole month...
12/04/2020

SNAP UPDATE. ALL December SNAP benefits will be loaded to EBT cards by Dec. 11 in a one-time payment for the whole month. This means:

• Those receiving SNAP may get their benefits earlier than usual. It is NOT an added payment.
• This one-time SNAP benefits issuance will include Emergency Allotments (EAs), the added SNAP some households have received in the 2nd half of the month due to COVID-19 (details below).
• This amount may look larger or like an added benefit, but it is just the full benefit for December.
• DHS does not have time to mail notices. Please spread the word to avoid potential confusion!

For more information, please go tohttp://www.centralpafoodbank.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/SNAP-DecemberBenefits-CAH_CLS-Final.pdf

With a “strong front” to combat hunger, the Food Bank and its more than 1,000 partner agencies and programs provided ove...
12/04/2020

With a “strong front” to combat hunger, the Food Bank and its more than 1,000 partner agencies and programs provided over 50 million meals this past year. But community support is what gets the job done - volunteering is a great way to give the gift of time.

Please sign up today to volunteer by going to: https://www.centralpafoodbank.org/ways-to-give/give-time/

It is heartwarming to see the generosity of our neighbors helping neighbors over the holiday season. While one neighborh...
12/03/2020

It is heartwarming to see the generosity of our neighbors helping neighbors over the holiday season. While one neighborhood's annual Turkey Trot was postponed this year, neighbors still came by, one by one, to drop off donations to benefit the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank. The block raised $1,204.53, including a donation from Brandon's piggy bank of $4.53. We are #ThankFULL for the outpouring of support from our community.

During difficult times, making ends meet can be a challenge and a source of tremendous stress. Due to COVID-19 and the s...
12/02/2020

During difficult times, making ends meet can be a challenge and a source of tremendous stress. Due to COVID-19 and the shutdowns it caused across the state, Anne lost some hours at work and her husband lost his job, making affording fresh, healthy foods a challenge. By coming to the Altoona Food Pantry (a partner agency of the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank), Anne has been able to get foods to help feed her family during this time. “I’m just thankful for everything I get here. You know, I’m making it work.”

For many of us, the holiday season will feel different this year. Our friends and neighbors need our help now more than ever. Thank you for joining together during #GivingTuesday and making a difference.

There is still time to give back this holiday season. Together, we can be that glimmer of hope to the nearly half a million who need a helping hand to put a holiday meal on their table. Join us to Give Hope Now. #GivingBack #fightinghunger

As parents of four children, Melvin and Tina understand how difficult it can be to make ends meet. But add in job and sc...
12/01/2020

As parents of four children, Melvin and Tina understand how difficult it can be to make ends meet. But add in job and school disruption from COVID-19 and the upcoming holiday season, life can be one challenge after the next.

“There are times I have to skip one bill so I can get food, and then the next month, I’ll pay that bill and skip another bill,” Tina said.

Despite having to pick and choose which bills to pay each month, Melvin and Tina say there is one bill they never skip: rent.

"If it wasn’t for [the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank],
there would have been times we wouldn’t have anything to eat,” Tina says.

There is still time to give during #GivingTuesday, a day dedicated to giving back and helping neighbors like Melvin and Tina have a meal on their table this holiday season and beyond.

A very generous local donor is matching gifts up to $10,000! We’re challenging you and our entire community to match their gift by midnight tonight and help provide over 120,000 holiday meals for families in need.

#fightinghunger #bettertogether

Alayaha needs a new coat and new shoes. But her family also needs food."Funds are really short right now," said her moth...
12/01/2020

Alayaha needs a new coat and new shoes. But her family also needs food.

"Funds are really short right now," said her mother, Taleka. "I've been thinking a lot about how we're going to be able to afford anything this holiday."

Taleka works full-time at a restaurant, but the family still needs help making ends meet as they work to get back on their feet after the pandemic. So they reached out for a helping hand around the holiday season.

"We're just really grateful," Taleka said. "And because of this food, I can buy my daughter new shoes and a coat this winter."

Today is #GivingTuesday, a day dedicated to giving back. And this year, your generosity is more important than ever before. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to devastate central Pennsylvania. Countless children, families, seniors, and veterans are still skipping meals in order to make ends meet. But you have the power right now to ensure no one goes hungry. #fightinghunger #bettertogether

11/30/2020
Give Hope Now - Meet Miles

Meet Miles, a single father, trying to give his son a holiday to remember.

Join us (be) for #GivingTuesday now and help provide nourishing meals to those who need them most, like Miles and his son. Every $1 you give will help provide 6 meals! #BetterTogether #fightinghunger

Hunger doesn’t take a holiday and neither do we. Together, we can be that glimmer of hope to families who are struggling to put a holiday meal on their table...

#GivingTuesday, December 1st,  is almost here! Those in need and the most vulnerable among us are turning to local organ...
11/28/2020

#GivingTuesday, December 1st, is almost here! Those in need and the most vulnerable among us are turning to local organizations for help in staggering numbers. That’s why your support this year is more important than ever before.

In central Pennsylvania, we are still on the road to economic recovery from the crisis caused by COVID-19. Families, children, seniors and veterans in our community need a place to turn for immediate relief – and you can help.

Lend them a hand in honor of this global day of unity and give now. Your support will provide much-needed food to our neighbors and their families. #FightngHunger #GivingSeason

There is no better time than today to share our gratitude. We are thankful to all our partners, mobile distribution site...
11/26/2020

There is no better time than today to share our gratitude. We are thankful to all our partners, mobile distribution sites, volunteers and donors for helping to keep our communities healthy and full during the holiday season and beyond. We truly are better together.

The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank will be closed today and Friday. We will reopen on Monday, November 30 at 8 a.m.

As Thanksgiving approaches, many of us look forward to everything the holiday brings. It’s a chance to gather with frien...
11/25/2020

As Thanksgiving approaches, many of us look forward to everything the holiday brings. It’s a chance to gather with friends and family, make memories and give thanks around a well-laid table.

This year the holiday season will look different to so many of our neighbors who are still getting back on their feet. SNAP, the nation’s first line of defense against hunger, can help by providing a monthly benefit that can be used to purchase groceries at your local grocery store. If you or someone you know may be in need of assistance this holiday season, we are here to help!

Reach out to our Helpline at 1.877.999.5964 where our team can help locate a partner in your community, as well as assist with the application process for SNAP. #FightingHunger #BetterTogether

Janis, a mother and grandmother, started attending classes at River Valley Health and Dental, a partner in our Health In...
11/24/2020

Janis, a mother and grandmother, started attending classes at River Valley Health and Dental, a partner in our Health Innovations program, to help with her diabetes. “It’s inspirational, because some of the things that they were talking about are some of the things that I went through. That was so important to me, because I was able to relate. And they offered helpful tips. My health is much better now.”

As the holiday approaches Janis sees this as a time to gather and share delicious food with her family. “It connects us,” she says. Without the food she can share with her family, the holiday season would not be the same for Janis and her loved ones.

Food is a central part of the holidays; it acts to connect and join. We need the support of the community now more than ever to help our friends and our neighbors in need this holiday season. By donating, volunteering or advocating, you can help a family be able to have an abundant, plentiful holiday season.

Together we can, Give Hope Now. #GivingBack #FightingHunger

11/23/2020
Hunger Doesn't Take A Holiday. Neither Do We.

We cannot thank YOU enough for your generous support during Friday's Extraordinary Give in Lancaster. Because of you, we raised more than $240,000 in just 24 hours. That will help us provide more than 1.4 million meals to people in need this holiday season.

We could not do the work we do without your wonderful support. This Thanksgiving, we are blessed, humbled and incredibly grateful. #ThankFULL #ExtraGive #IGiveExtra

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We need the support of the community now more than ever to help our friends and our neighbors in need this holiday season. Together we can, Give Hope Now. #G...

For many families, the holiday season will feel different this year. Like Gigi and her family who lost income when they ...
11/22/2020

For many families, the holiday season will feel different this year. Like Gigi and her family who lost income when they lost their jobs due to COVID.

"The food bank to me means that I know that there will be food for my kids no matter what. It has really helped when there's no money coming in, and we don't have money and we need this or we need that... it seems like a miracle happens and we have have the food we need to get by another week."

Our friends and neighbors need our help now more than ever. Let’s join together and make a difference. Give Hope Now. #GivingBack #FightingHunger

We are so close to our goal for #ExtraGive. 80%!Why not take a lunch break and donate to the Food Bank during #ExtraGive...
11/20/2020

We are so close to our goal for #ExtraGive. 80%!

Why not take a lunch break and donate to the Food Bank during #ExtraGive, a 24 hour online giving event. A gift of just $25 will help provide 150 meals to families who are struggling to get back on their feet.

Families like Fatima's. When the coronavirus hit, Fatima was no longer able to continue her job as a care provider for students in schools and was laid off. Now the family of 7 had to find help as their only income was gone and finding the means to purchase healthy, fulfilling foods became a concern. “It means a lot to me that I am able to reach out to a facility that will help me in this time of need,” says Fatima. “I am very grateful and fortunate that I was able to go there.”

If you give between noon and 1pm you could help us win an extra $500! To give now, go to https://www.extragive.org/organizations/central-pennsylvania-food-bank-b087c3e3-f0f7-4cec-b80c-d0314b0194f1 #ExtraGive #FightingHunger

Ready, Set, Give! Extraordinary Give, Lancaster County's largest day of online giving, is underway! For this morning onl...
11/20/2020

Ready, Set, Give! Extraordinary Give, Lancaster County's largest day of online giving, is underway! For this morning only, why not skip the coffee, and donate to the Food Bank instead. Plus, if you donate between 5am to 6am or 7am to 8am you could help us win an extra $500 with the Golden Ticket prize. That's an extra 3,000 meals to neighbors like Gigi and her family who reached out to the Food Bank when they lost wages due to the pandemic.

"The food bank to me means that I know that there will be food for my kids no matter what."

Give now at https://www.extragive.org/organizations/central-pennsylvania-food-bank-b087c3e3-f0f7-4cec-b80c-d0314b0194f1 #ExtraGive #FightingHunger

11/19/2020
Asking for help isn't easy. But helping can be.

#ExtraGive is tomorrow! Asking for help isn't easy, but helping can be. On November 20, make a donation and GIVE HOPE NOW to help those struggling with hunger so they can have access to healthy, nutritious meals. #BetterTogether

Go the Extra Mile, to give go to: https://www.extragive.org/organizations/central-pennsylvania-food-bank-b087c3e3-f0f7-4cec-b80c-d0314b0194f1

We need the support of the community now more than ever to help our neighbors in need. We, together, can end hunger one helping, or one action, at a time. Gi...

Congratulations to our very own Joe Arthur, Executive Director of the Food Bank.  Joe was honored among the visionary le...
11/19/2020
Food Bank's Executive Director, Joe Arthur, Honored with 2020 Catalyst Award

Congratulations to our very own Joe Arthur, Executive Director of the Food Bank. Joe was honored among the visionary leaders and businesses “for creating positive change” by the Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC.

Read the full press release : https://www.centralpafoodbank.org/catalyst-award/

#CatalystAwards #fightinghunger

  HARRISBURG (Nov. 19) – Each year the Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC honors those whose leadership and community service best exemplify the organization’s goal of being a Catalyst for the Harrisburg region in making it a better place to live, work and play. The Central Pennsylvania

No one should ever have to worry about having enough to feed their family—especially at Thanksgiving. Unfortunately, hun...
11/18/2020

No one should ever have to worry about having enough to feed their family—especially at Thanksgiving. Unfortunately, hunger around the holidays is a fear that many families face in central Pennsylvania.

Amanda, a mother of four, and her family had a financial shift when her husband had his hours cut as a truck driver due to lack of business. She is incredibly thankful for the turkey that she can get at God’s Food Pantry in Potter county (a partner agency of the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank).

“The holiday time is when we really need some extra help,” she says. Thanks to Amanda’s local pantry, she can get turkey and fresh vegetables to make a healthy, filling holiday meal.

We are #HeretoHelp. Reach out to our Helpline at 1.877.999.5964 where our team can help locate a partner in your community, as well as assist with the application process for SNAP.
#FightingHunger #BetterTogether

We're just a few days away from #ExtraGive. On November 20th, you will have 24 hours (one day!) to help us provide 600,0...
11/17/2020

We're just a few days away from #ExtraGive. On November 20th, you will have 24 hours (one day!) to help us provide 600,000 meals to our neighbors in need. Plus, our friends at Weis Markets will match donations up to $10,000 so your gift will go farther!

The pandemic impacted countless lives. The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank is serving 200,000 people per month, up from the 135,000 served in the months just prior to the crisis. The demand for food is at an all-time high and our neighbors struggling with hunger need help now more than ever.

To support our campaign and go the EXTRA MILE, go to https://www.extragive.org/organizations/central-pennsylvania-food-bank-b087c3e3-f0f7-4cec-b80c-d0314b0194f1

The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank is the proud recipient of a recent $50,000 grant from Feeding America, Enterprise and...
11/16/2020

The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank is the proud recipient of a recent $50,000 grant from Feeding America, Enterprise and an anonymous donor which will be used to expand and transform our senior programs. #Grateful #BetterTogether

Last week, our friends at GIANT volunteered their time to pack boxes for those in need in our communities.  They also ge...
11/16/2020

Last week, our friends at GIANT volunteered their time to pack boxes for those in need in our communities. They also generously donated 1,000 turkeys which will help families in need this Thanksgiving. #Grateful #bettertogether

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11/15/2020

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Thank you to Food Lion for their generous donations to 6 of our partner agencies during their 6th annual Food Lion Feeds...
11/14/2020

Thank you to Food Lion for their generous donations to 6 of our partner agencies during their 6th annual Food Lion Feeds Great Pantry Makeover, which will provide pantry staples or funds to help fill empty shelves at local food pantries. Food Lion recognizes the importance of keeping the shelves of feeding agencies in our towns and cities stocked with nutritious food that will help nourish our neighbors in need. #BetterTogether #fightinghunger

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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 .
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.