Classes in nutrition, food safety, meal preparation, and budgeting taught in collaboration with community organizations and partners.

The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank addresses food insecurity and hunger by using USDA materials and guidelines to achieve nutritional goals. Healthy nutrition habits promote health and reduce risk of chronic diseases such as obesity and diabetes. Individuals with skills in nutrition, cooking, food budgeting, and food safety are better able to provide nutritious food for themselves and their families, thus improving health and moving toward more secure lives.

The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank can travel to organizations to teach classes tailored to the needs of a variety of groups such as socio-economically disadvantaged children, teens, parents, adults and elderly. Our classes revolve around the recommendations of USDA MyPlate and the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Most classes feature a nutrition discussion followed by a cooking demo highlighting the material of the class.


  • Are free of charge to low-income populations
  • Require a minimum of 10 participants to be in attendance for every class offered

Examples of Class Topics:

  • MyPlate
  • Meal Planning on a Budget
  • Eating Healthy on a Budget
  • Nutrition Fact Labels
  • Meal Prep Tips and Techniques
  • Sugar Shockers
  • Right-Size Portions
  • Being a Healthy Role Model for Children

If you are interested in finding out more:

  • Fill out the online form below.
  • A staff member will contact you with any additional steps.

Nutrition Education

For additional information or questions, please fill out the form under MORE INFO above or contact us by:

Phone:  717.564.1700 or 570.321.8023