Dale of Cumberland County has enjoyed being of service to others his whole life. For 47 years, he worked a job in finance at a large medical center in New York City. There, he often spoke with vulnerable patients and families who could not pay their medical bills and found resources to lighten their load. [...]
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Without Richard ‘Dick’ Simpson, the American Legion Post 44 Food Pantry never would have existed in the first place. A proud member of the Legion for years, he decided to arrange this partnership with the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank after seeing a lot of food insecurity in his veteran community. Coming up on the two-year [...]
CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA FOOD BANK HONORS COMMUNITY MEMBERS 2019 Hunger Hero Awards Winner Announced Williamsport, PA (September 17, 2019) – The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank held its fourth annual Hunger Action Month Breakfast at each Healthy Food Hub location, in Harrisburg (September 12) and Williamsport (September 17), welcoming friends, volunteers, partners and supporters of the Food [...]
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently introduced a proposed rule that would severely restrict eligibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)Carla Fisher2019-09-06T12:21:58+00:00
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently introduced a proposed rule that would severely restrict eligibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). If implemented, this rule would result in three million individuals around the country losing SNAP and 500,000 children losing access to free school meals. The new rule would particularly harm working [...]
Hunger Isn't Selective. Tinia of Lycoming County has a sunshine-like demeanor, with flowing, golden hair to match. A school-bus driver of four years, she loves working with kids. She and her current husband have eight children between their two families, followed by 14 grandchildren. The newest granddaughter was born just this morning. Tinia, who lives [...]
Hunger has a face and a name. Their stories are all too familiar in our communities. Meet Bert from Synder County, who started coming to our food pantry partner Middlecreek Area Community Center this summer. An employee of a large local company that recently shut its doors unexpectedly, he is finding himself unemployed for [...]
The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank held its second annual Top Taste reception on May 9, 2019. The event raised over $140,000 for those who struggle with hunger, which will help provide 840,000 meals throughout our 27 county service area. Double the amount from last year! The event was a magical night of tasting exquisite foods and [...]
The Lancer Chef Impact Group, taught by assistant director of food services Jonathan Hall at Loyalsock Township School District in Williamsport, Pa, recently stopped by the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank to heat things up in our community learning kitchen. The students in the group not only learn cooking skills throughout the school year, but they [...]
Harrisburg, PA – Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Teresa Miller and Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary for Market Development Cheryl Cook today joined the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank and Feeding Pennsylvania to urge Pennsylvanians to support their local food banks following the partial federal government shutdown. Every day, families turn to their local food [...]
The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank announced today that it will begin Federal Shutdown Food Assistance services effective next Tuesday, January 15. Employees and their families that are missing paychecks due to the federal shutdown and are in need of food will be eligible. Joe Arthur, Executive Director of the Food Bank, gave this statement: “The [...]