Pennsylvania food bank >> Harrisburg Food Assistance >> Central Pennsylvania Food Bank

  • Name: Central Pennsylvania Food Bank
  • Address: 3908 Corey Road
  • City: Harrisburg, PA 17109
  • Phone: 717.564.1700
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  • Counties Served: Adams, Bedford, Blair, Bradford, Centre, Clinton, Clearfield, Columbia, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lycoming, Mifflin, Juniata, Montour, Northumberland, Perr
  • Basic Programs: Fresh Produce, Back Pack, Repack Bulk, Kids Cafes, Purchase Program, TEFAP, CSFP, CACFP, Mobile Pantry, Non Food Distribution, Nutrition Education, Food Stamps, Senior Brown Bag / Food Box Distribution, On-Site Agency Shopping
  • Description: The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank has been dedicated to ending hunger for more than 30 years. The Food Bank started as a one-day demonstration project on World Food Day in 1981, and to address the needs of hungry families, began permanent operation on October 16, 1982. Originally, the Food Bank was located in a converted movie theater in Steelton. The Food Bank initiated a capital campaign, raising 1.5 million dollars directed to the construction of a brand new warehouse. Then, in 1994, the Food Bank relocated to its current facility in Harrisburg. In 2002 a second warehouse was added in Williamsport, to better serve the northern tier of our territory. The Food Bank’s Harrisburg warehouse has just undergone a second expansion, adding 28,000 square feet onto the existing warehouse. Serving 27 counties, the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank is the largest non-profit food distribution organization in central PA. The Food Bank solicits, inventories and distributes food and other donated products to more than 800 partner agencies (food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, etc.) that directly serve people struggling with hunger. During the past year, the Food Bank distributed more than 22 million pounds of food. That is the equivalent of 2.5 tractor-trailer loads of food distributed every day of the year!
Comment from Brian Albert: I am a new pastor in Mount Joy Pa. Have created community meals before when in Lebanon, Pa., working with Lebanon County Christian Ministries. Investigating how to start a free meal service at Glossbrenner United Methodist Church, Mount Joy, Pa. Can you give guidance?

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