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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
28 08, 2019

Central Pennsylvania Food Bank’s Hunger Action Month Fundraising to Commence, Supported by a $20,000 Commitment from Presenting Sponsor PSECU

2019-08-28T16:00:38+00:00

Central Pennsylvania Food Bank’s Hunger Action Month Fundraising to Commence, Supported by a $20,000 Commitment from Presenting Sponsor PSECU Harrisburg, PA (August 28, 2019) – One in ten people, including one in six children, in Central Pennsylvania struggle with hunger. September is Hunger Action Month - a nationwide initiative to raise awareness and encourage action [...]

Central Pennsylvania Food Bank’s Hunger Action Month Fundraising to Commence, Supported by a $20,000 Commitment from Presenting Sponsor PSECU2019-08-28T16:00:38+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
14 05, 2019

Food Bank Announces Investment from Caterpillar Foundation to Help Fight Hunger

2019-05-14T19:56:24+00:00

Grant will help more than 140,000 people in need in central Pennsylvania (Harrisburg, PA – May 14, 2019)  -- Today, the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank announced a $18,000 grant from the Caterpillar Foundation to provide food to more than the more than 140,000 individuals who struggle with hunger every month in central Pennsylvania.  A member [...]

Food Bank Announces Investment from Caterpillar Foundation to Help Fight Hunger2019-05-14T19:56:24+00:00
24 04, 2019

Food Bank Receives $35,000 Grant From Highmark Blue Shield for Senior Hunger Programs

2019-04-24T17:16:56+00:00

The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, headquartered in Harrisburg, PA, today announced it has been awarded a $35,000 grant from the Highmark Blue Shield to help fund its senior programs. Through its ElderShare program, the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank provides low income seniors with a fresh, nutritious box of food items every month.  In 2018, the [...]

Food Bank Receives $35,000 Grant From Highmark Blue Shield for Senior Hunger Programs2019-04-24T17:16:56+00:00
23 04, 2019

Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, Walmart, Sam’s Club and Feeding America Launch “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” Campaign

2019-04-23T19:48:06+00:00

(Harrisburg, PA - April 22, 2019) – One in eight Americans in communities across the U.S. struggle with hunger, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  In central Pennsylvania, one in nine struggle with hunger, including one in six children.  To raise awareness and combat the issue, Walmart, Sam’s Club, Feeding America® and the Central [...]

Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, Walmart, Sam’s Club and Feeding America Launch “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” Campaign2019-04-23T19:48:06+00:00
8 04, 2019

Celebrating our Superheroes

2019-04-08T19:05:56+00:00

   April is National Volunteer Month and we are celebrating all month long.  Last year, more than 3,000 volunteers donated more than 32,000 hours of time, packing boxes, sorting produce, stocking shelves and more!  Volunteers truly are our superheroes. All month long, we are recognizing volunteers on bulletin boards, giving out fun treats and gifts, [...]

Celebrating our Superheroes2019-04-08T19:05:56+00:00
8 04, 2019

GIANT Food Stores Donates 250 Easter Hams

2019-04-08T18:55:16+00:00

    Giant Food Stores donated 250 hams to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank to help feed those in need this Easter. An annual tradition for Giant, headquartered in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, the ham donations support the company’s mission of ending hunger in the communities the company serves as well as giving back to its community partners. [...]

GIANT Food Stores Donates 250 Easter Hams2019-04-08T18:55:16+00:00
8 04, 2019

Living our Mission through Partnerships

2019-04-08T18:23:49+00:00

In 2018, the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank announced a new initiative to help feed students in the Williamsport Area School District (WASD), combining two of the Food Bank's existing programs, Fresh Express and BackPack, into the Hybrid BackPack Program.  Grant funding for the project was made possible through the Williamsport Lycoming Community Fund and the [...]

Living our Mission through Partnerships2019-04-08T18:23:49+00:00