Feeding Pennsylvania

Feeding Pennsylvania Feeding Pennsylvania is the partner state association with Feeding America representing nine Feeding America Food Banks across the Commonwealth.

Feeding Pennsylvania is a partnership formed among nine of Pennsylvania’s Feeding America member food banks. The mission of Feeding Pennsylvania is to assist our members in securing food and other resources for themselves and for people in need and to provide a collective voice on the issues of hunger and food access.

Mission: Feeding Pennsylvania's mission is to assist its members in securing food and other resources for themselves and for people in need and to provide a collective voice on the issues of hunger and food access.

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This Thanksgiving, we want to thank our farmers, volunteers, donors, and everyone across the commonwealth who has helped...
11/17/2020

This Thanksgiving, we want to thank our farmers, volunteers, donors, and everyone across the commonwealth who has helped our food banks feed Pennsylvanians amid the coronavirus pandemic. We couldn’t have done it without your support.

As we continue to fight hunger on the front lines, we ask you to please consider a donation this year to help us serve your neighbors in need.

https://feedingpa.org/support-our-mission/

Maintaining a healthy diet and including physical activity are key components to preventing diabetes and managing diabet...
11/17/2020

Maintaining a healthy diet and including physical activity are key components to preventing diabetes and managing diabetes. Good news, eating healthy can be fun and tasty!

Through the PA Healthy Pantry Initiative (HPI), we have developed several healthy recipes and produce cards to make healthy eating easy! Check out https://feedingpa.org/recipes/ today to try some diabetes friendly recipes! #diabetesawarenessmonth

This Thanksgiving, AgChoice Farm Credit will donate a $50K donation to Feeding Pennsylvania to make more meals possible ...
11/16/2020

This Thanksgiving, AgChoice Farm Credit will donate a $50K donation to Feeding Pennsylvania to make more meals possible in communities this holiday season. The donation will be distributed amongst six of Feeding PA’s member food banks (Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, Second Harvest Food Bank of NW PA, Community Food Warehouse of Mercer County, Commission on Economic Opportunity (CEO), and Westmoreland County Food Bank) located in communities served by AgChoice Farm Credit and will be tailored toward Pennsylvania agricultural products! We are especially thankful for this donation this year due to these incredibly unprecedented times. https://feedingpa.org/agchoice-farm-credit-to-donate-50k-to-feeding-pa-and-designated-food-banks/

Proud to announce that our Community Outreach Coordinator, Corinne Foster, has been recognized as one of Harrisburg Youn...
11/14/2020

Proud to announce that our Community Outreach Coordinator, Corinne Foster, has been recognized as one of Harrisburg Young Professionals 20 in their 20s!

We are thrilled to announce the 20 winners of our second annual 20 IN THEIR 20's class! 🏆 Meet 20 rising stars from business, culture and civic life who are making a meaningful impact in their communities and workplaces. 🎉

✨Meet the Winners: https://hyp.org/2020/11/harrisburg-young-professionals-announces-20-in-their-20s-honorees/

✨Register for the event: https://hyp.org/get-involved/social/20-in-their-20s/

Special thank you to our Exclusive Platinum Sponsor Members 1st Federal Credit Union for making this possible!

Anti-hunger partners across PA want to hear from people in our communities who are struggling to afford the basics, incl...
11/13/2020
Food Insecurity Survey Fall 2020

Anti-hunger partners across PA want to hear from people in our communities who are struggling to afford the basics, including having enough food for their families. We want to learn more about:
• What those individuals have to say
• Whether they know about the nutrition programs that can help
• If they are aware of these programs but are having a tough time accessing them, what are the barriers?

Help us gather this information by sharing this survey and encourage people to fill it out! We can more effectively help if we have their input. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/D5XZWGH

Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger

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11/13/2020
PA Eats

Thankful for our partnership with PA Eats and their support with important educational resources like the Nourish PA Series!

Join ExtraGive on November 20, 2020 to donate to PA Eats! Or get your friends, family and coworkers involved and start a fundraiser to make even more of an impact!

There are prizes, virtual events and plenty of ways to get involved on social media. For more info, including instructions on how to make your ExtraGive plan, check out the ExtraGive website.

"Feeding PA is so grateful for the innovative and thoughtful approach that PA Eats is taking to support hunger through their new initiative, Nourish PA. Nourish PA will help us provide nutrition education to the nearly 1.6 million Pennsylvanians facing hunger. Our member food banks are dedicated to sourcing Pennsylvania products and thanks to PA Eats, we will now have culinary videos and recipes that reflect the food offered in pantries, giving our clients another resource to prepare healthy and nutritious meals for their families."

— Jane Clements-Smith, Feeding Pennsylvania

https://www.extragive.org/organizations/pa-eats

11/13/2020
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank

Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank

We had a special visitor this week! 🥜

Mr. Peanut's #Nutmobile stopped by the Food Bank! The "Peanutters" volunteered in our Sorting Center then delivered food for our Doorstep Delivery program. Check out part of their visit in the video below ⬇️

"What can I eat?" is one of the top questions asked by people with diabetes when they are diagnosed. Through the PA Heal...
11/11/2020

"What can I eat?" is one of the top questions asked by people with diabetes when they are diagnosed. Through the PA Healthy Pantry Initiative (HPI), we have developed “shelf talkers” or “nudges” for our pantries to point clients in the right direction!

Interested in learning about tips for making healthy food choices? Check out https://feedingpa.org/prediabetes/ for more information!

The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) was created to address the increasing burden of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes an...
11/10/2020

The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) was created to address the increasing burden of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes and offer evidence-based, cost-effective interventions that help prevent type 2 diabetes in communities across the United States. Through DPP, Feeding PA pantries have access to this prediabetes screening to see what their risk is. #diabetesawarenessmonth

Want to learn more about prediabetes? Learn more at feedingpa.org/prediabetes/

With just 2 weeks until Thanksgiving, we wanted to feature Koch's Turkey Farm — one of the protein farmers utilizing the...
11/09/2020

With just 2 weeks until Thanksgiving, we wanted to feature Koch's Turkey Farm — one of the protein farmers utilizing the CARES Act funding through the PASS program! Koch’s Turkey Farm works with Feeding PA to help provide meals to our neighbors in need across the Commonwealth during the Thanksgiving season and throughout year!

11/06/2020

Through a recent partnership, Tröegs Independent Brewing & PA Eats teamed up to empower Pennsylvanians to cook fresh, healthy and affordable meals by developing educational videos and recipes for the Nourish PA Series — like this BBQ Butternut Squash Chili! Visit feedingpa.org/hpi for more information!

November is Diabetes Awareness Month! Did you know that 1 in 3 Americans are at risk of prediabetes? A quick screening c...
11/04/2020

November is Diabetes Awareness Month!

Did you know that 1 in 3 Americans are at risk of prediabetes? A quick screening can help you find out if you are at risk and is one tool our healthy pantry uses to create awareness and provide nutrition advice to those interested in learning about diabetes prevention!

To learn more about prediabetes, visit feedingpa.org/prediabetes/

Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
11/04/2020

Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture

Fighting food insecurity in Pennsylvania is a complex and unrelenting undertaking. #PAPreferred member Tröegs Independent Brewing and PA Eats have teamed up to empower Pennsylvania’s food-insecure, to help them cook fresh, healthy and affordable meals. 🤝

Feeding Pennsylvania helps member food banks across PA secure food and other resources they need to reduce hunger in our state. With over 2,700 PA food pantries actively distributing food, there’s a crucial need for educational resources that can be used to teach food pantry clients how to create nourishing meals with the food they receive.

Thanks to a generous $5,000 donation from the Hershey-based Brewing company, PA Eats will further their work with Feeding Pennsylvania to stock food pantries. They will also collaborate with chefs from the Tröegs Scratch Kitchen on recipes and videos as part of their Nourish PA series. 🍽️ These accessible educational resources aim to support and empower everyone who is taking home ingredients from local food pantries by providing healthy, simple and affordable recipes.

It’s exciting to see like-minded folks connecting and collaborating as we simultaneously celebrate PA food culture, amplify the stories of artisans and makers, and tackle food insecurity. 👨‍👨‍👦

This election day, you have the power to help feed Pennsylvania. Your vote can help decide the future of crucial program...
11/02/2020

This election day, you have the power to help feed Pennsylvania. Your vote can help decide the future of crucial programs that provide food assistance, guarantee that kids get free and reduced-price school meals, and ensure that ending hunger is a priority for lawmakers.


#vote #vote2020 #votetoendhunger #fighthunger #feedingpa #votereducationweek

Today we joined Secretary Russell Redding at Warrington Farm Meats to recognize their participation in the PASS program....
10/29/2020

Today we joined Secretary Russell Redding at Warrington Farm Meats to recognize their participation in the PASS program. Feeding Pa has committed to using PASS CARES Act dollars to source and distribute 92,000 lbs of meat to families across PA.

Warrington Farm Meats has been a critical partner of the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank for more than 5 years. The food bank has sourced more than 300 animals from 4-H and FFA youth livestock auctions at agricultural fairs that were processed by Warrington Farm Meats.

Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture

Today, Feeding Pennsylvania joined Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding at Warrington Farm M...
10/29/2020
Agriculture Details

Today, Feeding Pennsylvania joined Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding at Warrington Farm Meats in Dillsburg to commended Pennsylvania's farmers who take part in the Pennsylvania Agricultural Surplus System for their contributions of more than 4 million pounds of food to date in 2020 to Pennsylvania's charitable food system amid the coronavirus pandemic.

​Dillsburg, PA – At Warrington Farms in Dillsburg today, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding commended Pennsylvania's farmers who take part in the Pennsylvania Agricultural Surplus System for their contributions of more than 4 million pounds of food to date in 2020 to Pennsylvania's charitable...

Food Podcast: Food insecurity rates rise during covid-19 pandemic
10/28/2020
Food Podcast: Food insecurity rates rise during covid-19 pandemic

Food Podcast: Food insecurity rates rise during covid-19 pandemic

A new report from Feeding America projects a 42 percent increase in food insecurity rates during the year 2020 in Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank’s service area. On this week’s Food Podcast presented by Clearview Federal Credit Union, host Brian Gulish discusses why the increase is happen...

More people than ever, in every congressional district, are struggling to put enough food on the table. Food banks are h...
10/28/2020

More people than ever, in every congressional district, are struggling to put enough food on the table. Food banks are helping to meet the growing need for food, but they are facing a steep decline in their food supply. U.S. Department of Agriculture can help provide what millions of people need most right now: more food.

Tell your Members of Congress to communicate their support to Prevent the Commodity “Cliff” in 2021!

https://feedingpa.org/usda-commodity-cliff-2021/

Hunters can help food demand
10/28/2020
Hunters can help food demand

Hunters can help food demand

The demand for donations of venison from food banks has skyrocketed since COVID-19 arrived in March, but John Plowman, executive director of Hunters Sharing the Harvest, believes hunters can fulfill

The impacts of the pandemic and the economic fallout have been widespread across the nation. The unemployment rate conti...
10/28/2020
Tracking the COVID-19 Recession’s Effects on Food, Housing, and Employment Hardships

The impacts of the pandemic and the economic fallout have been widespread across the nation. The unemployment rate continues to remain very high and millions report that their households did not get enough to eat or are not caught up on rent payments this year.

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities has been able to track the extent of this hardship thanks to nearly real-time data from several sources on the unfolding economic crisis. Visit the link below for more information.

Millions report that their households did not get enough to eat or are not caught up on rent payments.

The holiday season is just around the corner and now is the perfect time to make a difference! By simply shopping for gi...
10/27/2020
Support Feeding Pennsylvania by shopping at AmazonSmile.

The holiday season is just around the corner and now is the perfect time to make a difference! By simply shopping for gifts at smile.amazon.com/ch/45-4793238, Amazon will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to Feeding Pennsylvania. And what's great — the donation will be made at no extra cost to you! Start shopping our link today!

When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate to Feeding Pennsylvania. Support us every time you shop.

Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced it has authorized $500 million for a fourth round of purchase...
10/23/2020
USDA Announces Fourth Round of the Farmers to Families Food Box Program

Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced it has authorized $500 million for a fourth round of purchases for the USDA Farmers to Families Food Box Program.

USDA is issuing solicitations for the fourth round to existing Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA) holders and expects to award contracts by Oct. 30 for deliveries of food boxes from Nov. 1 through Dec. 31, 2020.

Central Pennsylvania Food Bank
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
Philabundance
Second Harvest Food Bank of Lehigh Valley and Northeast Pennsylvania
Second Harvest Food Bank of NW PA
Helping Harvest
Commission on Economic Opportunity (CEO)
Westmoreland County Food Bank
Community Food Warehouse of Mercer County

(Washington, D.C., Oct. 23, 2020) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced it has authorized $500 million for a fourth round of purchases for the USDA Farmers to Families Food Box Program. USDA is issuing solicitations for the fourth round to existing Basic Ordering Agreement (B...

Thank you to PA Pork and Penn State Nittany Lions for supporting Feeding Pennsylvania in this awesome partnership! Toget...
10/23/2020

Thank you to PA Pork and Penn State Nittany Lions for supporting Feeding Pennsylvania in this awesome partnership! Together we can SACK HUNGER and feed those in need across the state!

This season, the Nittany Lions and Pennsylvania’s pig farmers are teaming up to SACK HUNGER and feed those in need across the Keystone State.

Tune in each game to learn how much pork has been donated to Feeding Pennsylvania by PA Pork. Follow along: gopsusports.com/sackhunger

It’s getting chilly outside, and you know what that means—it’s soup season! If you’ve got some odds and ends in the frid...
10/23/2020

It’s getting chilly outside, and you know what that means—it’s soup season! If you’ve got some odds and ends in the fridge — like a few cups of beans, a carrot or two, and some greens that need to be used up before they wilt — this gumbo is the perfect way to make the most of them!

With the help of PA Eats and the Nourish PA series, this recipe will teach you solutions to food waste by encouraging you to create nourishing meals with the food you already have! For a detailed recipe, head to https://feedingpa.org/bean-gumbo/

Beans and legumes are some of the most affordable, nutrient-dense proteins you can eat — and are often found at food pan...
10/22/2020

Beans and legumes are some of the most affordable, nutrient-dense proteins you can eat — and are often found at food pantries.

However, they are frequently overlooked because people aren’t sure what to do with them. With the help of the PA Eats Nourish PA series, we created a how-to video to help solve these common confusions! Check out the video on the PA Eats website or visit feedingpa.org/hpi for more information!

We are excited to start the week with some good news: yesterday, the D.C. district court struck down the U.S. Department...
10/19/2020
Federal judge strikes down Trump plan to slash food stamps for 700,000 unemployed Americans

We are excited to start the week with some good news: yesterday, the D.C. district court struck down the U.S. Department of Agriculture ABAWD rule which will prevent the final rule from being implemented. This is an important victory for the people we serve and would not be possible without the work of the network!

The move to end state waivers for a work requirement, suspended during the pandemic, is part of the Trump administration’s plans to restrict the food safety net.

“I’d be skipping lunch if it weren’t for this. This lunch is a miracle.” 10-year-old Oscar’s dad works as a waiter and h...
10/15/2020

“I’d be skipping lunch if it weren’t for this. This lunch is a miracle.”

10-year-old Oscar’s dad works as a waiter and his mom cleans houses. Even though both his parents are working, he says sometimes the budget is tight at his house. That’s why he gets free lunch at school.

Feeding America estimates that 1 in 4 children could face hunger this year, and that includes many children relying on meals at school. This #NationalSchoolLunchWeek, read the ways food banks working to make sure kids have the food they need to learn and grow this school year, and how you can help.

The Pennsylvania Agricultural Surplus System (PASS) program helps to support Pennsylvania's agriculture industry to redu...
10/14/2020

The Pennsylvania Agricultural Surplus System (PASS) program helps to support Pennsylvania's agriculture industry to reduce waste of agricultural surplus by making connections between Pennsylvania farmers and the charitable food network.

Through this program, we partner with vendors like Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative to help put fresh, local foods into the hands of Pennsylvanians in need.

Pictured Below:
A box of fresh kale, bok choy, delicata squash, apples, onions, sweet potatoes, and radishes! All certified organic and grown in Lancaster county!

Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture

Are you shopping for prime day deals?! You can make a difference while you shop on Amazon today and tomorrow (October 13...
10/13/2020
Support Feeding Pennsylvania by shopping at AmazonSmile.

Are you shopping for prime day deals?! You can make a difference while you shop on Amazon today and tomorrow (October 13 & 14)!

Simply shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/45-4793238 or with AmazonSmile ON in the Amazon Shopping app and AmazonSmile donates to Feeding Pennsylvania! Shop now!

When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate to Feeding Pennsylvania. Support us every time you shop.

We’re happy to report that the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced on Friday they will be extending child nutrition...
10/12/2020

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

Parkland CARES Food Pantry
10/11/2020

Parkland CARES Food Pantry

Full bags and full hearts! Our hard working volunteers, generous community, and steadfast partners helped us achieve another successful drive thru food distribution for our families. We are honored to serve each and every family that comes to us!

Special thanks to:
◾ Crooked Row Farm: bags of produce and eggs
◾ Allentown West Rotary Club and Allentown West Rotary Green Thumbs Garden Project: bags of produce and Snack Packs
◾ Life Church Macungie and Orchard Hills Church: donations of bread, cheese, peanut and jelly
◾ Grocery Outlet: donation of pretzels
◾Nativity Lutheran Church: donation of potatoes
◾ Back Home Bagels Deli & Bake Shop: donations of bagels
◾ Everlasting LIFE Ministries, INC.: donation of venison
◾ Lehigh Valley FHFH: donations of meat
◾ Parkland School District, Fogelsville Volunteer Fire Company, PA State Police and Second Harvest Food Bank of Lehigh Valley and Northeast Pennsylvania

Feeding Pennsylvania #communityhelpingcommunity #lehighvalley #parklandcaresfoodpantry #CARESforcommunity

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