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7 01, 2020

Hunger Isn’t Selective: Meet Julia

2020-01-07T20:58:37+00:00

Julia Hubler is both a client and volunteer at her local food pantry.  A former school teacher, she was left disabled by a car accident years ago and is no longer able to work.  Still wanting to give back to her community, she became a volunteer at the food pantry three years ago.  Now with [...]

Hunger Isn’t Selective: Meet Julia2020-01-07T20:58:37+00:00
11 12, 2019

Food bank named top charity in state

2019-12-11T14:29:36+00:00

Editorial Article provided by The Daily Item.  To read the full article from business.org, please click here. A multi-faceted organization that quietly goes about its charitable mission — serving thousands of people across Central Pennsylvania — has been named by business.org as the best charity in the state. The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, founded 37 [...]

Food bank named top charity in state2019-12-11T14:29:36+00:00
26 11, 2019

PSECU Provides More than 175,000 Meals For Those in Need through Hunger Action Month Virtual Food Drive

2019-11-26T16:27:46+00:00

  Harrisburg, PA (November 26, 2019) – Throughout September, the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank encouraged the community to contribute to its third annual Hunger Action Month Virtual Food Drive. To bolster collection efforts, Hunger Action Month Presenting Sponsor PSECU pledged to match the month’s total contributions up to $15,000. The response from local individuals, businesses, [...]

PSECU Provides More than 175,000 Meals For Those in Need through Hunger Action Month Virtual Food Drive2019-11-26T16:27:46+00:00
26 11, 2019

Make This a Thanksgiving For All!

2019-11-26T16:29:13+00:00

Brenda of Cumberland County is grateful every day for what the New Hope Ministries’ food pantry (a partner agency of the Food Bank) has done for her family. A former hotel manager who filed for disability two years ago, she spent many sleepless nights worrying about how she would continue to support herself and her [...]

Make This a Thanksgiving For All!2019-11-26T16:29:13+00:00
11 11, 2019

Partner Spotlight: Geisinger’s Fresh Food Farmacy

2019-11-11T14:33:24+00:00

Tom Shicowich of Northumberland County is a teacher at Geisinger's Fresh Food Farmacy (a partner of the Food Bank) and one of their biggest success stories.  The Fresh Food Farmacy (FFF), a food assistance agency that provides moderate to severe diabetics with nutritious food and medical support, was started in 2016.  At the time, Tom [...]

Partner Spotlight: Geisinger’s Fresh Food Farmacy2019-11-11T14:33:24+00:00
1 11, 2019

Volunteer Spotlight: Dale Weaver

2019-11-01T17:18:18+00:00

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. [...]

Volunteer Spotlight: Dale Weaver2019-11-01T17:18:18+00:00
30 10, 2019

Food Bank Receives $30,000 KidCents Regional Grant from The Rite Aid Foundation

2019-10-30T12:32:28+00:00

Grant will help advance the Food Bank’s Youth Programs Harrisburg, PA (October 29, 2019)  –  The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank has been awarded a $30,000 KidCents Regional Grant to help advance the organization’s youth programs. “We are grateful for the continued support of The Rite Aid Foundation’s KidCents Regional Grant program,” said Joe Arthur, Executive [...]

Food Bank Receives $30,000 KidCents Regional Grant from The Rite Aid Foundation2019-10-30T12:32:28+00:00
1 10, 2019

Partner Spotlight: State College Food Bank

2019-10-01T18:04:40+00:00

As the Executive Director of the State College Food Bank, Carol Pioli knows how to make a big impact.  Carol is in charge of overseeing the entire organization, "whether it is operations, financial, outreach, community engagement -- the list goes on," Carol says.  "I almost forgot the most important one - client services!" The State [...]

Partner Spotlight: State College Food Bank2019-10-01T18:04:40+00:00
18 09, 2019

2019 Hunger Hero Awards Winner Announced

2019-09-18T20:10:04+00:00

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 [...]

2019 Hunger Hero Awards Winner Announced2019-09-18T20:10:04+00:00
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