The Food Bank of the State College Area, Inc.

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

Needs List

“What food items do you need?” is the most commonly asked question at the Food Bank. As a result of this question and the overwhelming generosity of thousands of individuals, in 2015 we provided more than 340,000 meals to our clients and their families. Our current needs are listed below.  (For Thanksgiving Needs List - click here)

Please note that we cannot accept expired or opened food items. Please check the expiration dates on items before donating them. Our guidelines provide assistance in determining what can be accepted.

Needs List updated 1/1/2017:

    • Spaghetti/Pasta Sauce
    • Pasta/Noodles (spaghetti, any pasta type, egg, etc.)
    • Cereal or Oatmeal
    • Canned vegetables
    • Canned fruits
    • Sugar (2 pound bags or 1 pound boxes)
    • Canned meats (chicken, Spam, tuna, etc.)
    • Gluten-free product (any type, but especially pasta, cereal, etc.)
    • Mayonnaise
    • Condiments (ketchup, mustard, barbecue sauce, etc.)
    • Juice (100%)
    • Salad Dressing (Ranch, Italian, etc.)
    • Rice/Rice sides
    • Tomato Product (diced, stew, paste, sauce, etc.
    • Soups (especially Progresso or Chunky styles)
    • Protein Beans
    • Coffee
    • Tea
    • Hot Chocolate
    • Oil

    • Coffee

    • Tea

    • Hot Chocolate

    • Beverages (Gatorade, etc.)

    • Diapers (all sizes)

    • Shampoo

    • Conditioner

    • Toothpaste

    • Toothbrushes

    • Deodorant

    • Feminine products

    • Laundry Detergent

    • Soap (bars/liquid)

We are NOT in need of the following:  Baby Food, Baby Formula