Joe Arthur, Executive Director

Joe Arthur was appointed Executive Director of the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank in 2012, after serving four years as Associate Director. Joe also served as a volunteer Board Member with the Food Bank from 2000 through 2005 and served as Board President in 2004 and 2005. Prior to joining the Food Bank, Joe worked for 23 years in finance and accounting management, primarily with Pennsylvania community banks.

As the Food Bank’s principal ambassador, Joe presents regularly on the issue of hunger in Pennsylvania and nationally to community groups, legislative gatherings, government partners, prospective donor organizations, and other forums. Joe is a leader in anti-hunger work through his engagement as a Board Officer for the associations Feeding Pennsylvania, Hunger Free Pennsylvania, Hunger Free Lancaster County, and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Produce Cooperative of food banks. Joe is also a national council representative at the Food Bank’s national affiliate, Feeding America, as well as a member on the Governor’s Food Security Partnership and Pennsylvania’s Emergency Food Assistance Advisory Committee. Joe is a member of the Rotary Club of Harrisburg, the Estate Planning Council of Central Pennsylvania, and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Joe is a proud alumnus of Penn State University, holding a B.S. degree in Accounting. Joe and his wife Deb are the proud parents of Josh and Tara, also Penn Staters, and live in Manheim, Lancaster County, PA.

Central Pennsylvania Food Bank Leadership Team

Director – Northern Tier
Travis Berg

Director of Agency Services and Outreach
Tara Davis

Director of Operations
Derick Fritchey