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6 09, 2019

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently introduced a proposed rule that would severely restrict eligibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

2019-09-06T12:21:58+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 [...]

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently introduced a proposed rule that would severely restrict eligibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)2019-09-06T12:21:58+00:00
19 08, 2019

Hunger Isn’t Selective! Meet Tinia…

2019-08-19T14:28:31+00:00

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 Isn’t Selective! Meet Tinia…2019-08-19T14:28:31+00:00
29 07, 2019

Hunger isn’t Selective! Meet Bert..

2019-08-19T14:27:53+00:00

  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 [...]

Hunger isn’t Selective! Meet Bert..2019-08-19T14:27:53+00:00
17 05, 2019

Second Annual Top Taste was a Delicious Hit!

2019-05-17T13:25:58+00:00

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 [...]

Second Annual Top Taste was a Delicious Hit!2019-05-17T13:25:58+00:00
10 05, 2019

Impact: Local students give back

2019-05-15T19:51:10+00:00

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 [...]

Impact: Local students give back2019-05-15T19:51:10+00:00
7 02, 2019

Residents urged to donate to food pantries

2019-02-08T20:11:34+00:00

  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 [...]

Residents urged to donate to food pantries2019-02-08T20:11:34+00:00
16 01, 2019

Central Pennsylvania Food Bank Announces Federal Shutdown Food Assistance

2019-01-25T17:23:55+00:00

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 [...]

Central Pennsylvania Food Bank Announces Federal Shutdown Food Assistance2019-01-25T17:23:55+00:00
6 12, 2018

Census: More workers on food stamps despite rise in median income

2018-12-07T15:39:24+00:00

Pennsylvania has experienced a steady uptick in new jobs but the pay that comes with a lot of them hasn’t been enough to push more workers out of poverty or stop them from seeking government aid to eat. That’s according to a newly released report from the U.S. Census Bureau report that examined poverty, income [...]

Census: More workers on food stamps despite rise in median income2018-12-07T15:39:24+00:00
14 11, 2018

A traveling bus will bring food and nutrition to families of Centre, Clearfield counties

2018-12-06T17:16:18+00:00

By Sarah Paez spaez@centredaily.com   Imagine a traveling bus equipped with food, health care professionals, educators and nutritionists serving communities where families in need have limited access to resources. With the Travelin' Table, a mobile food bus, that scenarios will become reality. As Mel Curtis, director of the Moshannon Valley YMCA puts it, "the bus will be able to go [...]

A traveling bus will bring food and nutrition to families of Centre, Clearfield counties2018-12-06T17:16:18+00:00
15 02, 2017

EVERYONE DESERVES ”A SEAT AT THE TABLE”

2019-03-20T13:39:00+00:00

EVERYONE DESERVES "A SEAT AT THE TABLE” And York Memorial Health Fund committed to help build that table! With thousands of York Countians struggling with hunger each and every day and one of the counties with the largest meal gap, York was an ideal county to begin working on solving hunger through a collaborative and [...]

EVERYONE DESERVES ”A SEAT AT THE TABLE”2019-03-20T13:39:00+00:00