Most Needed Items

Non-perishable items rich in protein, which are essential to providing adequate nutrition, are the most desired food drive donation items.

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What kind of food donations are most desired by the Food Bank?

Non-perishable items rich in protein, which are essential to providing adequate nutrition, are the most desired food drive donation items.

    • Peanut Butter
    • Canned Chicken and Canned Tuna
        We also accept the following holiday items:  Boxed Mashed Potatoes and Stuffing, Canned Corn, Canned Green Beans, Canned Fruit.

        Note: all items must be labeled, factory sealed and in good condition.

        Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Act

        In 1996, Congress created a federal Good Samaritan Act to protect food banks and their donors from liability. The bill was named for Rep. Bill Emerson (R-Missouri) who fought for the proposal but died of cancer before it was passed and signed into law by President Clinton on Oct. 1, 1996. To find more information on this or any other federal legislation, check out the Library of Congress' Thomas Database.

        Harrisburg

        3908 Corey Road

        Harrisburg, PA 17109

        717.564.1700

        717.561.4636 (fax)

        Office Hours:
        M-TR: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
        Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

        Williamsport

        3301 Wahoo Drive

        Williamsport, PA 17701

        570.321.8023

        570.321.8024 (fax)

        Office Hours:
        M-TR: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
        Friday: 8:00 a.m - 4:30 p.m.

        The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization.
        EIN: #23-2202250


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