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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
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
1 08, 2019

Food Bank Receives $22,000 Grant from Darden Foundation to Help End Hunger

2019-08-01T20:41:43+00:00

  (Harrisburg, PA, August 1, 2019) — The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank announced today a $22,000 grant from The Darden Foundation to help provide more than 132,000 nutritious meals to thousands of families and individuals throughout 27 central Pennsylvania counties. One in nine individuals in central Pennsylvania, including one in six children, struggle with hunger.  [...]

Food Bank Receives $22,000 Grant from Darden Foundation to Help End Hunger2019-08-01T20:41:43+00:00
25 06, 2019

Central Pennsylvania Food Bank and Partners Announce Recommendations to End Hunger in York County

2019-06-25T14:09:19+00:00

Partners involved in the Seat at the Table report, with Pennsylvania First Lady Frances Wolf.  From left to right:  Joe Anne Ward-Cottrell, York County Food Alliance; Jennifer Powell, Central Pennsylvania Food Bank; Jennifer Brillhart, York County Food Bank; Joe Arthur, Central Pennsylvania Food Bank; Pennsylvania First Lady Frances Wolf; Kris Pollick, Catholic Harvest Food Pantry; [...]

Central Pennsylvania Food Bank and Partners Announce Recommendations to End Hunger in York County2019-06-25T14:09:19+00:00
13 06, 2019

Geisinger, Central Pennsylvania Food Bank honored for Fresh Food Farmacy collaboration

2019-06-13T13:39:25+00:00

Award highlights partnership addressing hunger and diabetes health Since launching the Fresh Food Farmacy in 2016, Geisinger and the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank have been working hand-in-hand to battle diabetes by supplying patients with food to help them better control their conditions. The collaboration has led to several honors for both organizations, most recently the [...]

Geisinger, Central Pennsylvania Food Bank honored for Fresh Food Farmacy collaboration2019-06-13T13:39:25+00:00
17 05, 2019

Red Nose Day is Coming – May 23

2019-05-17T14:26:38+00:00

Red Nose Day is all about making it fun to come together to raise money and awareness for children who need our help most, in America and around the world.  Red Nose Day's mission is to end child poverty - one nose at a time.  This year, Red Nose Day is Thursday, May 23. In [...]

Red Nose Day is Coming – May 232019-05-17T14:26:38+00:00
16 05, 2019

Top 40 U.S. Food Banks (We’re #8!)

2019-05-16T15:25:59+00:00

We were recently named 1 of the 40 Best Food Banks in the U.S., by the publication Wall St. 24/7. You'll find us at #8 (and the only food bank recognized from PA). We are incredibly proud of our mission of fighting hunger, improving lives and strengthening communities in central PA.  Read more at the [...]

Top 40 U.S. Food Banks (We’re #8!)2019-05-16T15:25:59+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