The Food Bank of the State College Area, Inc.

One day, no one will go hungry in Centre County.

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Welcome to the State College Food Bank website.
** Client Distribution Hours **
Monday 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Friday 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Clients must check-in no later than
15 minutes prior to closing
(First time clients are received
2:00-3:00 pm only on days listed above)
** Donation Drop-off Hours **
Monday 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 12:30 pm 
Other times by appointment (donations only) 
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Did You Know...

  • Volunteers logged over 11,000 hours in 2016!!!
  • In 2016, we helped 716 unique households (consisting of 1,693 individuals) received 3,868 distributions
  • Approximately 32% of those who receive food from the Food Bank are children and 15% are seniors (60+)
  • Thanks to a grant from Central Pennsylvania Food Bank and a gift from Soroptimist International of Centre County, 275 children benefited from our 2016 Summer Kids Bag Program
    • Bags included: chicken noodle soup, canned pasta, peanut butter, grape jelly, mac n' cheese, applesauce or fruit cups, fresh carrots, fresh apples, milk and granola/snack bars
  • In 2016, more than 406,076 pounds of food was distributed to the State College Food Bank clients, or the equivalent of 338,399 meals
  • We receive substantial food donations from various community drives such as the Letter Carrier's "Stamp Out Hunger", and Boy Scout's "Scouting for Food", in addition to individual donations. We are grateful for all of the many ways Penn State students and other local groups contribute to our Food Bank.

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  • Stamp Out Hunger
    Thank you for donating to Stamp Out Hunger!  Your generosity helps fill our pantry through the summer.  Due to the rain, donations were down.  It's not too late to make a donation today!  CLICK HERE to see our current needs.  Thank you for your support!

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    Thanks to local Boy Scouts we received over 22,000 pounds of food on Saturday, November 12, 2016! If the Boy Scouts missed your street during their pick ups, feel free to drop off at our new location (1321 South Atherton Street) Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 12:30 pm (or by appointment) in our side entrance (look for the "DONATIONS" sign).


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    Centre Gives
    May 9-10, 2017


    THANK YOU TO ALL THAT DONATED TO THE STATE COLLEGE FOOD BANK VIA CENTRE GIVES.  Centre Gives raised more than $83,000 for the State College Food Bank over the past five years. Your donations made it possible for us to meet our mission.  On behalf of our Clients, Board, Volunteers and Staff, we truly appreciate all our community does to help their friends and neighbors.

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  • Current Needs
    CLICK HERE for the most current list of items and keep those donations coming!!
    CLICK HERE for our Thanksgiving/Holiday needs list.

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  • Thanks to everyone's generous support, both financially and with food items, we are meeting the increased demands coming from the current economic conditions. On behalf of our clients, we cannot thank you enough!! Our thanks to everyone for your support. Your ongoing support and donations are the mainstay of our program.

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