Central Pennsylvania Food Bank

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Erica Mowrer is the Agriculture Acquisition Manager here at the food bank. Her family dairy farm, Mowrer Farms in Huntin...
01/08/2024

Erica Mowrer is the Agriculture Acquisition Manager here at the food bank. Her family dairy farm, Mowrer Farms in Huntingdon County, will be featured in the live birthing center of the 2024 Farm Show Calving Corner! With 5,000 dairy farms in Pennsylvania, they were one of only four dairy farms given the great honor to participate this year. They will be bringing four expecting cows to the Northeast Hall of the Farm Show complex. If you are visiting the Farm Show this Wednesday or Thursday stop by and say hello to Erica and her family!

You can learn more about Mowrer Farms here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmldZxu7rOc

Protein is often the most costly part of a meal. Try adding beans to your protein to stretch your food dollars!
01/06/2024

Protein is often the most costly part of a meal. Try adding beans to your protein to stretch your food dollars!

👋  Say hello to Tracy, our incredible team member who secretly dreams of seeing the Northern Lights in Iceland. We are s...
01/05/2024

👋 Say hello to Tracy, our incredible team member who secretly dreams of seeing the Northern Lights in Iceland.

We are so happy to have you as part of the Food Bank family, you make a huge difference!

This January is National Poverty Awareness Month, let's use this time to shed light on the harsh reality of hunger in Pe...
01/03/2024

This January is National Poverty Awareness Month, let's use this time to shed light on the harsh reality of hunger in Pennsylvania. Shockingly, nearly 1.3 million people, including 325,170 children, face hunger in the state. Learn more about the hunger crisis in Pennsylvania with : https://www.feedingamerica.org/hunger-in-america/poverty

These numbers are more than statistics; they represent individuals and families struggling to meet their basic food needs. Let's use this awareness month to share these facts, volunteer, donate, advocate, and take steps towards a hunger-free Pennsylvania. 💙🍽️

Joyfully honoring our colleagues celebrating January work anniversaries! It is a privilege to serve our neighbors and co...
01/02/2024

Joyfully honoring our colleagues celebrating January work anniversaries! It is a privilege to serve our neighbors and communities alongside each of you. Thank you for all that you each do. 🍎

We are holding 2023 with so much gratitude and joyfully looking into this new year. May 2024 bring an abundance of all t...
01/01/2024

We are holding 2023 with so much gratitude and joyfully looking into this new year. May 2024 bring an abundance of all that is needed to serve our neighbors facing hunger and food insecurity. Together we can empower change and make a difference.

We're here for you - to help find food, apply for SNAP benefits and additional resources.  Visit our website to search f...
12/31/2023

We're here for you - to help find food, apply for SNAP benefits and additional resources.

Visit our website to search for a local pantry near you, or connect with one of our team members for more information.

https://www.centralpafoodbank.org/find-help/

Kwanzaa started in the late '60s as a holiday of cultural affirmation inspired by sub-Saharan African harvest festivals....
12/30/2023

Kwanzaa started in the late '60s as a holiday of cultural affirmation inspired by sub-Saharan African harvest festivals. Kwanza celebrates seven principles that are represented with candles of the Kinara. The principles are Unity, Self-Determination, Collective Work and Responsibility, Cooperative Economics, Purpose, Creativity, and Faith. A large feast occurs on December 31st with friends and family, food, music, and dancing. African Peanut Stew is often prepared. Check out the recipe and share it with others!

Sending a special THANK YOU to the Capital Area Consortium of Higher Education (CACHE) for their generous donation to su...
12/29/2023

Sending a special THANK YOU to the Capital Area Consortium of Higher Education (CACHE) for their generous donation to support our neighbors facing hunger this holiday season!

Participating colleges and universities include:

Bloomsburg University
Eastern University
Elizabethtown College
Harrisburg Area Community College
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
Lebanon Valley College
Messiah University
Millersville University
Penn State University Harrisburg
Shippensburg University
Temple University Harrisburg
Wilson College
York College of Pennsylvania

Continued gratitude for the organizations and businesses that support  in such an impactful way, The Rice Family Foundat...
12/28/2023

Continued gratitude for the organizations and businesses that support in such an impactful way, The Rice Family Foundation - this means everything to our neighbors in Hanover, thank you for such a generous grant.

🍎 "Even though I grew up in a family that struggled financially sometimes, we always had enough good food. As a kid, I f...
12/27/2023

🍎 "Even though I grew up in a family that struggled financially sometimes, we always had enough good food. As a kid, I felt “less than” because we didn’t often have nice clothes or newer cars, and we couldn’t afford vacations, camps, etc. I have learned in this work just how blessed that I was, and am even more so now, and I am committed to helping as many neighbors as possible have enough healthy food every day. And I am so thankful that my values, skills, and abilities truly align with our mission." Joe Arthur

Celebrating Kwanzaa with warmth and unity from Central Pennsylvania Food Bank. As we honor the principles of Kwanzaa – u...
12/26/2023

Celebrating Kwanzaa with warmth and unity from Central Pennsylvania Food Bank. As we honor the principles of Kwanzaa – unity, self-determination, collective work, responsibility, cooperation, purpose, and creativity– we're grateful for the diverse community that makes our mission possible. Wishing you a joyous Kwanzaa filled with warmth, reflection, and family!

This Christmas, we are filled with gratitude and compassion. Together, we've made a difference in the lives of our neigh...
12/25/2023

This Christmas, we are filled with gratitude and compassion. Together, we've made a difference in the lives of our neighbors. Let's continue to spread joy, share kindness, and ensure no one goes without a festive meal. Your support has been our greatest gift.

Earlier this month, Central Pennsylvania Food Bank was honored with the 2023 Peacemaking Award from the Presbytery of Ca...
12/24/2023

Earlier this month, Central Pennsylvania Food Bank was honored with the 2023 Peacemaking Award from the Presbytery of Carlisle. The Presbytery oversees 39 churches in South Central Pennsylvania, some of which are active and engaged Food Bank volunteers, donors and champions. Thank You!

🍎 Meet, Shannon! She is a vital part of our finance team and so important to what we do at Central Pennsylvania Food Ban...
12/23/2023

🍎 Meet, Shannon! She is a vital part of our finance team and so important to what we do at Central Pennsylvania Food Bank. We are thankful for her dedication and compassion.

This time of year is steeped in tradition and shared meals. Often a time for lively conversations and reminiscing over w...
12/22/2023

This time of year is steeped in tradition and shared meals. Often a time for lively conversations and reminiscing over well loved recipes! Enjoy one of our favorites from the nutrition team: Roasted Brussel Sprouts.

12/21/2023

In December’s Policy Blog, CPFB Policy Research presents three interactive dashboards that provide insight into how SNAP benefits and participation have changed over time in Central Pennsylvania and across the state. SNAP has a big impact on our neighbors in need; for every meal provided by the charitable food network, SNAP provides nine!

Check out the link below to learn more about the scope and scale of SNAP in your community, and stay tuned for more updates – we will continue to add more data as it becomes available!

https://bit.ly/3NPCPaD

Below is a set of three interactive SNAP dashboards! Here are a few tips to help you use it most effectively: To change between the SNAP Participants By Month, Average SNAP Benefits Per Person Per Month, and the Total SNAP Benefits Per Month dashboards, click the left or right arrows at the bottom o...

Earlier this month it was a pleasure to host the Pennsylvania Auditor General and his team at our Volunteer Center! Than...
12/20/2023

Earlier this month it was a pleasure to host the Pennsylvania Auditor General and his team at our Volunteer Center! Thank you for sharing your time with us to lift up our neighbors in need this season. We appreciate you.

Looking for a 🚙 wash before the hustle and bustle of holiday travel?! Stop by and visit our friends at Tommy's Express C...
12/20/2023

Looking for a 🚙 wash before the hustle and bustle of holiday travel?! Stop by and visit our friends at Tommy's Express Car Wash for a “works” wash and $10 will be donated to the food bank. 🍎

Every Moment Counts. Thank You for Donating to Central Pennsylvania Food Bank.https://bit.ly/49MiZ9q
12/19/2023

Every Moment Counts.

Thank You for Donating to Central Pennsylvania Food Bank.

https://bit.ly/49MiZ9q

Continued appreciation to the Clinton County Community Foundation for their generous grant that will provide hundreds of...
12/18/2023

Continued appreciation to the Clinton County Community Foundation for their generous grant that will provide hundreds of thousands of meals to neighbors in their community.

Thank You!

No one should go hungry. You can help. Connect with us today.
12/17/2023

No one should go hungry.

You can help. Connect with us today.

Barbara Antolino-Smith has been volunteering at Harvest of Blessings Food Pantry, a partner of Central Pennsylvania Food...
12/16/2023

Barbara Antolino-Smith has been volunteering at Harvest of Blessings Food Pantry, a partner of Central Pennsylvania Food Bank for nearly 10 years. She has served countless neighbors over the years and was compelled to write this poem which she shared with us about volunteering at the pantry.

Earlier this month we were so excited to attend the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Holiday Reception that was held at th...
12/15/2023

Earlier this month we were so excited to attend the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Holiday Reception that was held at the PA Judicial Center in Harrisburg. The PA Bar Association has a long standing partnership with the food bank supporting with incredible virtual food drives! Thank you so much.

Want to learn more about virtual food drives? Put the 🍎 in the comment section and we will reach out!

🍎 "I love that I am part of a team that feeds people. We are all here for the mission…and I love that." Nellie - you are...
12/14/2023

🍎 "I love that I am part of a team that feeds people. We are all here for the mission…and I love that." Nellie - you are a wonderful joy and light at the food bank, thank you for all that you bring our team.

"No matter what happens in life, be good to people" ~ Taylor Swift Wishing a happy birthday to Taylor Swift, a fellow ad...
12/13/2023

"No matter what happens in life, be good to people" ~ Taylor Swift

Wishing a happy birthday to Taylor Swift, a fellow advocate for hunger change in our communities. She has been known to donate to local food banks while on tour! Did you know you could make a donation in someone's honor? Think of Taylor today and make a donation in her honor to Central Pennsylvania Food Bank ... $13 or $34, seems pretty perfect. 🎈

Gift Here:
https://bit.ly/49MiZ9q

When organizations choose to stand alongside us at  it means everything, when they love our communities and neighbors th...
12/12/2023

When organizations choose to stand alongside us at it means everything, when they love our communities and neighbors through grants it is an incredible feeling, thank you .

Last week, Greg, Penny and friends from St. Stephens Episcopal Church joined our team to volunteer and pack food boxes. ...
12/11/2023

Last week, Greg, Penny and friends from St. Stephens Episcopal Church joined our team to volunteer and pack food boxes. We are so thankful for the gift of your time and the difference that you are making in our communities.

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Two Locations, One Mission: 3908 Corey Road In Harrisburg, PA And 3301 Wahoo Drive In Williamsport
Harrisburg, PA

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Tuesday 8am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8am - 4:30pm
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