Fighting hunger, improving lives, strengthening communities.
Thank you for taking a few minutes to get to know the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, learn about our mission and find out how you can make a difference in the lives of hungry families right here in our communities. Learn also about the people we serve and the issue of hunger here in our neighborhoods, and how you can help make a difference in the lives of central Pennsylvanians struggling to put food on their tables.
In the beginning
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.
Now serving 27 counties
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 700 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!
THE CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA FOOD BANK SERVES THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES
Adams, Bedford, Blair, Bradford, Centre, Clinton, Clearfield, Columbia, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lycoming, Mifflin, Juniata, Montour, Northumberland, Perry, Potter, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga, Union and York