This document from Feeding America is for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice.
You should contact your own counsel to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or problem.
This cover sheet helps agencies organize required materials for the membership application process.
Membership application process
All member agencies must sign a member agency agreement.
To become a member agency please fill out an agency application.
Use this form when distributing any over the counter pharmacy items.
How to Get a Copy of 501 (c3)
This document provides information about obtaining a copy of your organization's 501 (c) 3 documentation.
This form must be completed by all clients beginning July 1, 2017, if you are distributing The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) Entitlement commodities, TEFAP Bonus commodities, and/or distributing food purchased under the State Food Purchase Program (SFPP). This document is formatted for English speaking clients.
This form must be completed by all clients beginning July 1, 2017, if you are distributing The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) Entitlement commodities, TEFAP Bonus commodities, and/or distributing food purchased under the State Food Purchase Program (SFPP). This document is formatted for Spanish speaking clients.
This form must be completed by all clients beginning July 1, 2017, if you are distributing The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) Entitlement commodities, TEFAP Bonus commodities, and/or distributing food purchased under the State Food Purchase Program (SFPP). This document is formatted for Russian speaking clients.
This is the receipt for for In-Store Pickups. This is a typeable PDF you can complete, save and email or print and complete.
It is the agency's responsibility to notify the Food Bank of any and all changes to your program.
This preliminary information is required before you can access our online ordering system, Primarius Online (POL). Please complete this form and return it to the Agency Relations Department so you can get started!
This document provides guidance on Member Agency payment policies.
Clients must sign when receiving services from your pantry. This is a sample sign in sheet for bi-monthly distributions. Duplicate families can be tracked with this form.
PROGRAMA DE DISTRIBUCIóN DE ALIMENTOS
FORMULARIO DE REGISTRO DEL HOGAR
Clients must sign when receiving services from your pantry. This is a sample sign in sheet for monthly distributions.
Household Registration Form
Clients must sign when receiving services from your pantry. This is a sample sign in sheet for new families.
Agencies are to maintain temperature logs for their refrigeration/freezer equipment. Please tape one of these forms to each piece of equipment and assign the duty to a specific person.
LERT! This report is a mandatory requirement as stated in the Membership Agreement between our organizations. Please note the changes for pantries and the DEADLINE IS NOW the 5th of each month.
This article can be used by a member agency to promote the Gardeners Giving Back program in their newsletter or enewsletter.
Monthly Report Form / Williamsport Branch
All partner agencies must meet minimum food safety certification requirements and have at least one staff member or volunteer trained in safe food handling. Certifications must be kept current and submitted with membership applications.
Orientation training is REQUIRED for all individuals that either order or pick-up orders from the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank prior to accessing this membership benefit.
This is an updated guide for placing shopping appointments for the Harrisburg warehouse.
The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank's 2017 Delivery Schedule
Use as a reference for food storage.
Do you have questions about code or expiration dates? Check out this info from the USDA,
Instructions for Placing Orders from Williamsport
Agency Order Form/Williamsport
This document provides tips from the FDA on how to properly clean produce.
Rescued Food Allergen Label
Learn the basics of thawing and cooking a turkey for the holiday season.
This document is the order form used by member agencies to order products from the Harrisburg Warehouse.
Earning $ on your account is as easy as 1-2-3. In this short half hour webinar we will review the basics of the Member Agency SNAP Referral Program, the do’s and don’ts of referrals and what resources are available to you for successful referrals. July is a great time for referrals by simply asking your clients if they receive SNAP while filling out their annual self-declaration of need form. Sign-up for our referral program and start earning $5.00 credits on your account!
Webinar recording -Yearly Recertification Training for all CSFP Program Partners
Conflict is a part of life, but too much of it is a drain on critical resources like time, money, and people. Understand how to manage it, recognize common causes of conflict and learn techniques for managing or resolving conflict with clients, coworkers, and volunteers. Real life scenarios and solutions were shared during this interactive workshop.
Brenda Buescher and others from Lancaster General Health/Penn Medicine will be presenting information about client choice pantries. We will tour the facility and have key agencies share some best practices with us. Every agency can have a client choice pantry no matter how small of a space that you have available!
This presentation shows how to get involved in the Summer Food Service Program. This federal program ensures that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session.
In the U.S. many of us tend to be confused about the causes of poverty and, therefore, not sure what to do about it. There is valid research that points to strategies and/or solutions to the causes of poverty. This session will review the commonly understood and not so commonly understood causes of poverty and the impact on the lives of people in our community. In addition, the session will explore resources that can be used to enhance self-sufficiency.
This webinar discussed the challenges, obstacles, and “best-practices” of retail food donation. We asked questions, answered questions, and explored ways to better meet your needs and make your job easier when it comes to donation collection, transport, storage and reporting. Agency peers served as panelists to share their expertise on these wonderful donation sources: food drives, national and local retail and manufacturing food donation, and local farms, community gardens and growers.
The workshop explored how to find the right match in a funder, create an effective needs statement and plan for a successful grant experience. Speakers covered the basics of writing a solid proposal. Whether you’re new to the world of grants or have some experience as a grants writer, if you are responsible for obtaining grants for your organization you’ll find this workshop valuable. And if you’re thinking about this for the first time, we’ll help you get started.
The presentation covered the process of applying for tax-exempt status with the IRS, discussed the benefits of being a tax-exempt organization, as well as outline what to do to maintain that status and avoid pitfalls that could lead to revocation. We touched on registration with the Pennsylvania Bureau of Charitable Organizations in order to solicit donations and conduct fundraising activities.
This presentation covered rules and guidelines associated with the distribution of inventory you receive from the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank. Information about recent mandates from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) concerning faith-based organizations distributing Bonus and Entitlement USDA commodities were covered.
Key players involved in the Healthy Outreach Program Initiative shared this presentation. Staff from the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, employees and students from Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, nutrition education advisors from Penn State Cooperative Extension, and pantry directors have developed an innovative project to promote health, wellness and nutrition with clients.
The Foundation for Enhancing Communities (TFEC) is a Community Foundation established in 1920. Some of the ways TFEC can partner with your organization include: Planning for sustainability for your non-profit organization through an agency fund which is an endowment fund established by your board of directors; giving organizations (which are not non-profits) the ability to act as a non-profit by becoming the fiscal sponsor; assisting your non-profit by performing many internal functions including (but not limited to) financial transactions, reporting and investment management through a management agreement; offering your organization potential funding opportunities through our competitive grant making process; and assisting your organization to establish planned giving products to offer your donors to support your organization in the future. This presentation showed how TFEC can be a resource for you and your organization!
Feed My Sheep works with parishes and organizations throughout the Episcopal Diocese of Central PA in feeding the hungry.
The hardest part of writing grants is finding the funders. This presentation showed how you conduct effective searches for funders that are the right fit for your organization. We’ll look at community and private foundations and provide tips for incorporating the work of grant detective into your routine. Whether you are responsible for obtaining grants, wondering where to start, or simply curious about how to improve your efforts, the session will give you an opportunity to share best practices, learn from your peers and do a little networking.
Often times organizations have a top down approach to help those struggling with poverty-related issues. The result often leads to enabling, changing, or judging. In order to build relationships of mutual respect and bring every class to the decision making table we need to understand the “default wiring” of each class. This presentation explored various hidden rules of the three economic class environments.
Serving so many people with so many needs can be exhausting and sometimes even result in compassion fatigue. Even interaction with volunteers and supporters can be draining as it sometimes feels like “it’s all about me” vs. all about the mission. Learn tips and tricks on how renewed perspectives on life, priorities and mission can make all of the difference when helping others and advancing the cause.
Chad Barger, CFRE, principal of Productive Fundraising, shared this presentation focused on improving your organization’s donor retention rate. Chad will present simple tips that if implemented, and done consistently, will be sure to have a major impact on donor loyalty at your organization.
Staff from the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank shared a presentation of the basic rules and regulations while also discussing the basic concerns of our partner agencies. This is an opportunity for us to introduce you to new goals for this fiscal year as well as addressing any unanswered questions that your agency may need clarity on. Our team will also cover retail donations/pickups.
Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a backpack program and a school pantry? Would you like to serve a nutritious meal for your after school program but don’t know where to start? Are you interested in serving summer meals? Come meet the Youth Programs team and learn the answers to these questions and more! We will talk about the programs we offer and answer your questions.
As a diverse state, we can embrace all cultural foods and still prepare them in healthier ways. Join Amanda Frankeny – a registered dietitian and the Pennsylvania Nutrition Education Network’s Community Nutritionist – as she discusses why cultural sensitivity is an integral part of providing healthy, filling meals to those who need them! During this session, you will become more culturally competent, dive into global food traditions and meal patterns, explore ways to spice up the nutrition of these foods, and learn how to integrate foods from the Food Bank in your clients’ familiar dishes!
Joe Arthur, Executive Director, shared updates for the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank's Bold Goal.
Michael McKenna, Chief Impact Officer, Community Action Program of Lancaster (Keynote Speaker)
While it may have been common sense to the older generation that coined the phrase “An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” Americans today are rediscovering that food is medicine. Unfortunately, many of our neighbors do not have regular access to affordable, healthy foods. Obesity and food insecurity are found side by side in the same neighborhoods, households, and even the same people. Fortunately, through the power of many groups working together on coordinated plans to reduce hunger and promote healthy food, we can turn the tide on these public health crises. Hunger is a solvable problem. This presentation explored how our communities can work together to use the tools we already have at our finger tips to build a future free from hunger.
Shows highlights of successes with the healthy outreach program initiative.
Presentation by Karen Woodings, Advocacy Manager, on painless advocacy.
7 CFR Part 250 Final Rule
–Key Provisions: CSFP & TEFAP
•7 CFR Part 16 Final Rule
•What does ESAP mean?
•Who qualifies for ESAP?
•How does ESAP work?
•Why are some seniors and disabled individuals not eligible?
•Why does ESAP matter to your clientele?
•Other senior and SNAP policies you should know.
•What can partner agencies do?
•Food Stamps Helpline Review
•Agency Referral Program
This information will provide some clarity on rules and guidelines associated with the distribution of inventory you receive from our warehouses.
Training covered how to use task descriptions to help with recruitment, training, and evaluation; how to develop orientation and training programs; how to identify and manage risks; and how to plan recognition that meets the needs of different volunteers.
This interactive presentation covered how you can turn the families you serve into healthier eaters! The document shows how to recharge your food distribution location through signage, colors, packaging, product placement, and innovative nutrition education strategies.
This presentation covered the basics for the Summer Food Service Program.
This is a presentation that was held to explain the SNAP ABAWD policy. ABAWD refers to Able Bodied Adults without Dependents.
Jorja Barton, Director of Agency Relations of the Central PA Food Bank, and Steve Early, Agency Relations Coordinator, shared tips and tricks on how to avoid burnout for staff and volunteers of your agency.
Joe Arthur, executive director, and other members of the CPFB leadership team covered the main points for Central Pennsylvania Food Bank's newly adopted Bold Goal.
Panelists shared information about recent changes that applies to adult volunteers working with children.
This workshop explores how to find the right match in a funder, create an effective needs statement and plan for a successful grant experience. We’ll also cover the basics of writing a solid proposal. Whether you’re new to the world of grants or have some experience as a grants writer, if you are responsible for obtaining grants for your organization you’ll find this workshop valuable. And if you’re thinking about this for the first time, we’ll help you get started.
Learn how to better tell the story of your organization’s community impact and achievements. This interactive training will give you a better idea about what evaluations, strategies, and measurements you can use to better represent your organization’s work in the community. You will also leave with a tangible plan of action to bring back to your organization. These skills will better equip you for grant writing and soliciting donors.
Department of Human Services published Frequently Asked Questions about recent changes to volunteers needing certifications.
Christi Beazley, consultant with Carol H. Gilbert Consulting, shared recipes using fall produce.
Christi Beazley, consultant with Carol H. Gilbert Consulting, had us ‘falling’ for all things produce. This worksheet showed us how to extend produce shelf life, review the nutritional benefits of autumn produce and the importance of food safety.
This resource is filled with tips (hacks) for fundraisers to work smarter, not harder, for greater success.
This presentation covered how the program works, the benefits to your agency, who the donors include (from retail to farmers) and how to report these donations.
Presentation covers the main points for Central Pennsylvania Food Bank's newly adopted Bold Goal.
The session provided a brief overview of Community Action agencies.
This session showed how you can turn the families you serve into healthier eaters! Presentation shows how to recharge your food distribution location through signage, colors, packaging, product placement and innovative nutrition education strategies -all to encourage people to select more nourishing foods.
Conflict is a part of life, but too much of it is a drain on critical resources like time, money and people. This workshop covered how to manage conflict, recognize common causes of conflict and techniques for managing or resolving conflict situations with customers, coworkers and volunteers.
This workshop covered the proper storage and handling of milk and included a review of delicious recipes to incorporate milk into every meal of the day.
CPFB communications and marketing staff offered strategies on how you can get your message out to more people.
Anyone can have a successful container garden! They are cheap to construct and simple to maintain. We learned about different kinds of containers that can be used, what vegetables and herbs do well in them and simples tips to teach others how to use them. We addressed the best ways to save water and maximize vegetable production, discussed what vegetables can be planted at different times of year. We created a container garden together!
DiSC is a personal assessment tool used to improve work productivity, teamwork and communication. DiSC is non-judgmental and helps people discuss their behavioral differences. This training session reviewed the four basic categories and the details of each group.
Having problems with the PWW program? Check these troubleshooting tips out.
This guide will assist you step by step on how to report pounds picked up at local, national, and other donors.
This video will show you how to enter in poundage received from local, national, and other donors.
Your complete guide to the Central PA Food Bank online ordering system PWW.
This brief video will show you how to sort your shopping list in the new PWW program.
This brief video will show you how to enter your order in the new PWW program.
This brief video will show you how to enter your statistics in the new PWW program.
How to enter statistics in PWW.
How to logon to PWW
How to place an order on PWW
How to sort the shopping list on PWW.
How to prepare dried beans using four steps.
Broccoli, Pea, Carrot, and Raisin Salad recipe
Oatmeal Raisin Muffins recipe
Oatmeal with Apricots and Raisins recipe
Raisin squares recipe
Simple raisin pie
Top 10 Creative Uses for Cranberry Sauce
Cranberry Sauce Muffins Recipe
Cranberry Chicken Recipe
Cranberry Chili Meatballs
Resource to assist your staff with the SNAP Able Bodied Adults Without Dependents policy.
This flyer will provide those in need of food assistance with the income guidelines for Food Stamps through SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
Este folleto le proporcionará a los necesitados de ayuda alimentaria con las guías de ingresos para los Cupones para Alimentos a través del SNAP, el Programa de Asistencia de Nutrición Suplementaria.
SNAP Outreach Poster with tabs
SNAP Outreach Poster with tabs (Spanish)
Enroll in the Central PA Food Bank's Member Agency SNAP Referral Program and earn $5 credit on account for each "good' referral.
Presentation covers Civil Rights training that is required on an annual basis for all frontline staff.
Civil Rights Training is required annually for all front line staff and volunteers. Use this guide to share with your team.
Memo dated 11/28/16 from the USDA concerning Policy FD-141. Questions and Answers Related to the 7 CFR Part 16: Equal Opportunity for Religious Organizations Final Rule
Memo is dated 11/28/16 from the USDA concerning Policy FD-142. Subject: Further Clarification on the Prohibition Against Explicitly Religious Activities as Part of TEFAP and CSFP Activities
Notice to network members relative to guidelines associated with USDA Commodity Distribution and Religious Activities 11.2016
“Faith-based or religious organizations that receive USDA Foods or administrative funds for TEFAP or CSFP must give written notice in the manner prescribed by FNS Policy Memorandum FD-138 to all beneficiaries and prospective beneficiaries of the right to be referred to an alternative provider when available.
This statement was revised in 2015 and needs to be added to your website, pamphlets, and any program materials.
This is a recording of a training session for Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP). Share with front line staff and volunteers to satisfy the required annual training.
This is a recording of a training session. Share with front line staff and volunteers to satisfy the required annual training.
Use this document as a quick guide to civil rights and to ensure equal access to Food Bank programs.
This is a self certification form to be completed after viewing the civil rights training webinar, provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Bureau of Food Distribution.
This form must be easily accessible to consumers served by all TEFAP Entitlement distribution sites.
3908 Corey Road
Harrisburg, PA 17109
M-TR: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
3301 Wahoo Drive
Williamsport, PA 17701
M-TR: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m - 3:00 p.m.
The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization.
Central Pennsylvania Food Bank
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