The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank has embarked on The Bold Journey…Until No One is Hungry Capital Campaign. This campaign will expand our Williamsport PA location to create a Healthy Food Hub.
Williamsport Healthy Food Hub
With an expanded and modern facility in Williamsport, the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank will be able to increase the distribution of healthy food in the northern central Pennsylvania region. We will be able to annually serve more than 109,000 food insecure people, of which 33,660 (22%) are children.
At least half of the counties served by the Williamsport facility are rural. Solving rural hunger issues is challenging and costly due to disperse populations and limited community programs. Our goal is to serve all who are hungry in our communities, regardless of the obstacles!
This Northern Tier facility in Williamsport is key to achieving the Food Bank’s 10-year Bold Goal of providing access to enough nutritious food to everyone struggling with hunger in Central Pennsylvania by 2025.
Becoming a Healthy Food Hub
This $3 million 30,000 square foot facility will serve as a Food Hub for 13 counties and more than 100,000 people in our community.
Our goal for this Healthy Food Hub is to serve 20.6M meals, up from 6.5M meals we currently serve. We can accomplish this by:
Distributing enough food for our rural counties by transforming from a 17,000 sq. ft. facility to a 30,000 sq. ft. healthy food hub
Providing nutritious and local foods by increasing freezer space and cold storage from 400 sq. ft. to over 3,000 sq. ft. for fresh fruits, vegetables, milk and meats
Promoting nutrition awareness through the addition of a Community Learning Kitchen for our growing network of over 250 partner agencies in the northern region
We need YOUR help!
We hope that you will join us on our Bold Journey to transform our Williamsport facility and our ability to distribute the freshest Pennsylvania farm products available.
Through your support, we will not only obtain our goal to expand the facility, but reach those who go hungry daily.
Please make your gift today.
Donations can be made securely online, please indicate in the donor comments box that your gift is for the Capital Campaign or complete and mail the donor pledge form.
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